Front-End Architect and Accessibility Specialist

Ann Arbor, MI
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Created: February 8, 2017


The University of Michigan Library <> is seeking a
Front-End Architect and Accessibility Specialist
The specialist position is twofold. As Front-End Architect, this position
provides leadership for creating and maintaining high-quality, efficient
user interfaces and setting front-end development standards across the
Library’s websites, as well as for developing tools and workflows to
maintain those standards. The Front-End Architect sets the direction for
front-end development and coordinates related projects and initiatives,
including the day-to-day work of other interface developers.

As Accessibility Specialist, this position helps to ensure that the
resources we provide meet or exceed the accessibility requirements of our
users. This includes evaluating interfaces (both legacy interfaces and
interfaces we are creating, licensing, or planning to license) as well as
consulting with developers, designers, and groups. The Specialist performs
a significant amount of outreach with the campus and library accessibility
officers and sets the direction for establishing best universal design
practices and workflows for assessment.

The Front-End Architect and Accessibility Specialist reports to the Head of
Design & Discovery.

The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce
and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse
backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the
fulfillment of the library's mission.

For more information about the position and to apply, please see our job ad

I would also be happy to answer any questions you have about the position.

How to apply


Rachel Vacek
Head of Design & Discovery
Library Information Technology | University of Michigan Library | @vacekrae | 734-763-0246


Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 16:12 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 16:12 UTC