Careers

At VFO, you’ll find a commitment to excellence among our employees; an emphasis on respect and quality in how we treat our customers and each other; and a dedication to improve the quality of life of the visually impaired.

Senior Front End/UI Engineer

Needed immediately in St. Petersburg, FL. 

Summary: We are looking for a talented .NET MVC front end/UI developer to join our team of highly qualified software engineers. You will be responsible for expanding existing web based user interfaces and creating new administrative interfaces from scratch. Your goal will be to work with internal teams to design, develop and maintain a world-class software as a service platform for enterprise accessibility compliance. If you are also passionate about the .NET framework and software design/architecture, we’d like to meet you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Participate in requirements analysis for all client-facing and administrative user interfaces.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to produce UX designs and wireframes for actionable insights from complex data sets
  • Develop clean, scalable, high-performance cross-browser and cross-platform compatible solutions for desktop and mobile sites using responsive and adaptive technologies
  • Test/Debug complex and distributed web applications across multiple servers and user agents
  • Revise, update, refactor and debug code to best leverage proven design patterns
  • Improve and optimize existing software as needed
  • Develop documentation throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Serve as an expert on front-end applications and provide technical support as needed
  • Contributing to documentation (instructional, pitch and technical specification)
  • Write robust, fault tolerant, functional code in C#, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS and AJAX using the Microsoft MVC .NET framework.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field

Experience: Minimum of 5+ years developing .NET MVC web applications using C# and CSS3/HTML5/JavaScript with a focus on modern techniques and approaches.

Computer Skills: Bootstrap, JavaScript, including Ajax and working with libraries like jQuery and UI frameworks

Other requirements:

  • Expert in user interface development, engineering cross-browser, cross device compliant code
  • Experience with open source UX libraries for analytics such as ChartJS and Datatables for Bootstrap
  • Experience with accessibility and WCAG 2.0 compliant component development
  • Experience developing browser extensions using the WebExtensions API a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in team setting

If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to careers@vfogroup.com.

Senior Software Engineer

Needed immediately in St. Petersburg, FL. 

Summary: As a senior software engineer you will be responsible for expanding existing web crawler/spider capabilities and creating new accessibility analytics gathering services from scratch. In this role, you should be capable of writing robust, fault tolerant, functional code in C# and JavaScript. Your goal will be to work with internal teams to design, develop and maintain a world-class software as a service platform for enterprise accessibility compliance.

Knowledge of accessibility and the W3C WCAG 2.0 standard is a significant plus. If you are also passionate about the .NET framework and software design/architecture, we’d like to meet you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Participate in requirements analysis for advanced data analytics gathering services.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to produce software design and architecture
  • Write clean, scalable code using C# and the .NET framework
  • Test and deploy multi-threaded, parallel, and distributed applications and systems in auto-scaling cloud formations
  • Revise, update, refactor and debug code to best leverage proven design patterns
  • Improve and optimize existing software as needed
  • Develop documentation throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Serve as an expert on applications and provide technical support

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

Experience: 4-6 years of relevant work experience in software development

Computer Skills: HTML, JAVA, .NET C# Developer including development of Windows services and PhantomJS

Other requirements:

  • Proven experience with headless browser automation using PhantomJS and Selenium for .NET
  • Familiarity with Self Hosted Web API and the TopShelf library
  • Familiarity SQL Server integration in big data environments
  • Familiarity with architecture styles/APIs (REST, RPC)
  • Knowledge of at least one open source Accessibility ruleset, such as aXe Core, HTML Code Sniffer or the WAVE API.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills in multi-threaded, parallel, and distributed software as a service environments
  • Attention to detail with experience working in agile formation

If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to careers@vfogroup.com.

Senior Microsoft SQL Developer

Needed immediately in St. Petersburg, FL. 

Summary: We are looking for a talented Microsoft SQL Server database developer to join our team of highly qualified software engineers. We are building a modern, fully distributed, software as a service platform using the .NET framework which relies on a large-scale data repository built upon Microsoft SQL Server. You will be responsible for the design, development, testing and promotion of database objects to support the platform. In this role, you will be responsible for modeling and developing high-performance, scalable, database solutions using diagrams, tables, stored procedures, triggers, views and other Microsoft SQL Server facilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop data models using self-documenting diagram tools to ensure that the data objects provided are completely and accurately represented
  • Write and modify complex T-SQL queries, stored procedures, views and triggers in addition to the development of other T-SQL database objects to support overall platform objectives
  • Perform ad-hoc data queries in response to critical business needs
  • Optimize existing database objects and SQL queries for peak performance
  • Design, develop, manage, and support job processes to ensure service levels of the platform are met
  • Perform regular monitoring, analysis and tuning of databases to achieve optimum performance
  • Develop, implement and maintain change control / testing processes for migration and deployments of the database repository
  • Evaluate opportunities for generating meaningful insights from our data using big data and machine learning techniques
  • Create new database objects, maintain existing objects and produce comprehensive documentation of all developed objects within the repositories

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: B.S. in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field

Experience: Minimum 5+ years strong working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server

Computer Skills: Microsoft SQL, .NET, C#, C++, Java

Other requirements:

  • Proficiency in performance tuning, troubleshooting and writing T-SQL stored procedures in an application centric environment
  • Ability to analyze and comprehend complex big data environments
  • Experience with SOA, SaaS, multi-tenancy, AWS cloud technology
  • Microsoft SQL Certifications is a plus
  • Strong DBA skill sets working in an AWS cloud environment

If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to careers@vfogroup.com.

Applied Research Engineer

Needed immediately in St. Petersburg, FL. or Remote

Summary: We are looking for bright, creative minds to join our engineering team and take a leading role in pioneering innovative ideas that will improve our existing product offerings and give rise to new ones. The Applied Research Engineer will be part of a team that combines a passion for accessibility with the latest advances in machine learning, computer vision, conversational computing and other cloud-based services to create solutions that increase independence and productivity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Actively track mainstream AI developments with an eye towards applying them in creative ways to improve the lives of our customers
  • Rapidly create working prototypes of promising technologies that can be evaluated by people who are vision impaired
  • Work to refine and enhance these prototypes based on user feedback
  • Champion the most compelling ideas for inclusion in our commercial product offerings
  • Work within the broader software engineering team to architect technical solutions that include these technologies in our products
  • Be a member of the larger software engineering and accessibility community by sharing your work at conferences and other presentations

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: BS in Computer Science or related field

Experience: 2+ years of experience shipping projects on a professional software development team, or substantial high-quality contribution to open-source or research projects

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel) with intermediate to advanced-level Excel skills, iOS

Other requirements:

  • Excellent programming skills, ability to pick up and gain a thorough understanding of new technologies quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to release products or features
  • A keen product sense, ability to empathize with users, and a drive to constantly innovate
  • Self-motivated and creative
  • Analytical skills and the discipline to drive projects to completion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that emphasize creative thinking and collaborative problem solving
  • A background developing software that is both accessible and efficient to use
  • Experience developing Android or iOS applications
  • Exposure to machine learning fundamentals Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal

If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to careers@vfogroup.com.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Needed immediately in St. Petersburg, FL.

Summary: The Digital Marketing Coordinator provides lead generation support by creating targeted email marketing campaigns and developing/nurturing our contact database.  You’ll partner with the marketing team to create messaging for key products, programs and initiatives through social media, web presence, and e-mail campaigns. The ideal candidate is an energetic, self-starter who is detail-orientated and experienced with meeting critical deadlines. You must be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop and maintain marketing outreach calendar
  • Build and manage social media profiles and presence across all brands
  • Create, deploy, measure, and report targeted email marketing campaigns
  • Write newsletters, press releases
  • Develop and grow customer database
  • Assist marketing team with website maintenance
  • Assist marketing team with collateral design

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism or related field

Experience: 2-5 years of experience

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Other requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to work individually on a project and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of email marketing best practices
  • Excellent organizational skills, follow through and detail-orientation
  • Solid understanding of HTML; CSS is a plus
  • Experience using A/B and multivariate testing tools
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task successfully in a deadline-intensive environment
  • Ability to learn quickly, self-teach, take initiative, and adapt easily to changes
  • WordPress a plus

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:  Office environment in a controlled atmosphere building.

If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to careers@vfogroup.com.

Accessibility Engineers

Needed immediately in New York, NY.

Summary: As an Accessibility Engineer, you will help ensure accessibility of technology for people with disabilities and older users, with an emphasis on accessibility of Web technologies and guidelines, mobile accessibility, and native applications. The successful candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task a variety of demanding assignments without a degradation of work quality.

Reasonable Accomodations Statement: To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Engage in rapid prototyping in support of research and standards developments to evaluate potential technical solutions
  • Collaborate with other team members to find the best solution for the client
  • Perform accessibility audits of web pages, desktop applications, and mobile apps, using accessibility testing tools and assistive technology products
  • Write up audit reports, describing accessibility issues and recommendations for resolving them
  • Write VPATs
  • Provide accessibility training to clients, on-site and off-site
  • Answer accessibility related questions, through helpdesk tickets and client conference calls
  • Provide accessibility support to developer teams, either through consultancy or through contributing code
  • Keep up to date with latest developments in the field of accessibility and related standards
  • Be proficient with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WAI ARIA. Display knowledge about the accessibility benefits and obstacles these techniques provide.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Have in-depth knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Understand accessibility evaluation tools and methods
  • Have working knowledge with the user requirements of people with disabilities and older users, with regard to accessibility of the web
  • Must be motivated and a quick learner, able to work both independently and as team player
  • Effective working knowledge of accessibility verification tools, assistive technologies, and accessibility standards

Skills and Abilities

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Systems Engineering preferred, or equivalent degree/relevant experience.

Experience: 5 years of accessibility experience

Technical Skills:  Strong background in web development with experience in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, and the application of WCAG 2.0 AA requirements; the use of assistive technologies across multiple platforms, including screen readers, magnification, and read-aloud tools

If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to careers@vfogroup.com.

Accessibility Tester

Remote Opportunity

Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Broad electronic communications accessibility knowledge, a compassion for accessibility, and organizational abilities
  • Well-versed in a variety of common electronic communication accessibility barriers people with hearing, physical, speech, cognitive, and vision disabilities experience
  • Capable of conducting comprehensive website, native mobile app, desktop app and document accessibility testing against the WCAG 2.0 Level A & AA Success Criteria as well as the Section 508, Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), and PDF/UA requirements using the following methodologies: automated scans; screen reader reviews; browser toolbars and plug-ins; color sampling; keyboard only interaction; and code reviews
  • Ability to productively work independently or collaboratively as part of a diverse team, with minimal guidance.

Experience & Education Requirements

  • 2+ years of electronic communications accessibility analysis experience.
  • Related assistive technology knowledge and experience with JAWS, NVDA, and / or WindowEyes screen readers
  • Solid knowledge of Section 508 and W3C WCAG 2.0 standards.
  • Understanding of accessible user interface design practices and principles a bonus.
  • Knowledge of electronic communication accessibility barriers encountered by people with hearing, physical, speech, cognitive, and vision disabilities.
  • Strong organizational skills are central to the position.
  • Experience with MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and PDF accessibility is preferred.
  • Knowledge of AMP, Compliance Sheriff, WorldSpace applications, SharePoint, and Documentum, CQ5 or other content management systems is additionally advantageous.
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to careers@vfogroup.com.

Accessibility Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Remote Opportunity

Responsibilities & Qualifications

In addition to the above responsibilities and experience the SME requires the following:

  • Ability to suggest testable solutions designed to integrate with a dynamic code base.
  • Capable of performing an expert assessment of wireframes or screen mock-ups, websites, and native mobile app screens.
  • Command a keen sense of dynamic UI coding and design to understand when less is more and when it’s not from both an accessibility and usability perspective.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and be able to productively work independently or collaboratively as part of a diverse team, with minimal guidance.
  • Interface with key stakeholders from various quarters to explain electronic communication accessibility barriers and potential solutions in everyday language as well as tech speak.
  • Possess a strong command of the English language in written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to teach methods & techniques for addressing accessibility barriers in a variety of forums.

Experience & Education Requirements

  • 5+ years of electronic communications accessibility analysis, design and development experience in large and highly dynamic environments.
  • Related assistive technology knowledge and experience with JAWS, NVDA, and / or WindowEyes screen readers.
  • Solid knowledge of HTML4 & 5, ARIA, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, Java and .net coding techniques, as well as US ADA law, Section 508, ACAA, CVAA requirements, and W3C WCAG 2.0 standards.
  • Strong understanding of accessible user interface design practices and principles a must—better still if you can demonstrate experience relating to Internet or mobile usability/accessibility research.
  • S. or Master’s Degree in information technology, human computer interaction, or related field considered an advantage. Equivalent experience accepted.
  • Extensive knowledge of electronic communication accessibility barriers, as well as strong organizational skills are both central to the position.
  • Solid experience with MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and PDF accessibility is preferred.
  • Knowledge of AMP, Compliance Sheriff, WorldSpace applications, SharePoint, and Documentum, CQ5 or other content management systems is additionally advantageous.
  • Strong communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong techniques and methods for group facilitation and consensus building are a bonus.

If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to careers@vfogroup.com.