Full Time Job

Senior Product Designer: Accessibility


Remote / Virtual 06-14-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
At Netflix, we aspire to entertain the world and are constantly innovating on how entertainment is imagined, created, and delivered to a global audience. We currently stream content in more than 30 languages in 190 countries, topping over 240 million paid members.

Netflix's business continues to expand in new ways to serve our global members. Whether it's evolving how we offer best-in-class entertainment content to new forms that entertainment may take (games, live events, etc), as a global company it is important that we build high-quality infrastructure tailored to supporting innovation at scale – and that we do so in an accessible way.

About The Team

This role sits on the Design Foundations team, which is part of Core XD, a horizontal organization whose mission is to enable quality and innovation at scale. We have multiple sub-teams, each focused on a different aspect of this mission. We are accelerators and partners, with collaboration and the success of product teams at the heart of what we do.

About The Role

The Design Foundations team at Netflix is looking for an Accessibility Design Specialist to join our team. You will play a critical role in ensuring our digital products are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Your expertise in user-centered design and accessibility standards will help us create inclusive and engaging experiences across our platforms, all while keeping them aesthetically pleasing. This role is not only about adhering to accessibility standards but also about innovation: we're looking for someone who can think outside the box, bringing groundbreaking ideas to the table that enhance accessibility in ways not yet imagined.

What You'll Do: Design, Research & Analysis
• Design and help develop accessible components in partnership with Design System and Design Technology teams.
• Address diverse user needs to ensure seamless and inclusive user experiences that comply with WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
• Stay up-to-date on the latest trends in accessibility and design.
• Conduct competitive analysis to benchmark and guide product standards against industry best practices.
• Embrace our current guidelines and build on top of them by partnering with other partners and accessibility experts.
• Pioneer innovative accessibility solutions to enhance user experience beyond the conventional accessibility standards.
• Work closely with designers, engineers, and product managers to enhance user interfaces and patterns, ensuring integration of accessibility from the ground up.
• Facilitate collaboration between design and engineering teams to implement accessibility standards effectively.
• Educate and guide across all roles on accessibility best practices, encouraging others to think beyond traditional accessibility standards and explore new ideas that cater to all user experiences.
• Advocate for a design culture prioritizing accessibility, driving awareness and integration across teams.

The Must-Haves: Behaviors
• You know how to influence direct collaborators to gain support for design strategies. You foster an open, inclusive environment for others to provide feedback, share ideas, and crack challenging problems together.
• You can lean into ambiguous work streams and collaborate actively to improve their clarity.
• You understand the basics of technical constraints and how to design solutions that can be effectively engineered.
• You understand the value of driving accessible solutions at scale and advocate for inclusive experiences across platforms.
• You demonstrate innovative thinking, showing initiative in conceptualizing and implementing novel accessibility features that set new industry standards.

The Must-Haves: Skills & Experience
• 4+ years of experience in the accessibility domain, with a proven track record of accessible design.
• Experience working directly with a Design System team to scale.
• Expert-level understanding of WCAG 2.1 AA, ADA compliance, and other relevant accessibility guidelines.
• Proficiency in design software (e.g., Figma).Strong understanding of HTML, CSS, and familiarity with JavaScript as it relates to design.
• A strong portfolio showcasing accessibility-focused design work.

Does this sound interesting but overwhelming? Please don't self-select out; let's figure it out together.
Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $120,000 - $515,000.

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.

Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw0bbp-3-233-232-160-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $120,000 to $515,000 Per Year ($ USD)