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Now Hiring: Accessibility-Focused Designer and Frontend Engineer For Files.com, a B2B Cloud Storage Service

Location: Work From Your Home for our All-Remote Company (USA only)

Are you passionate about universal / inclusive design and excited about working on applications with hundreds of thousands of users? Does it bother you when you see text that is too small to be read, colors that are not contrasted enough, or a website that is too difficult to navigate?

If so, we’d like you to learn about Files.com!

Accessibility is not just about compliance here at Files.com. Sure, we have government contracts that require that we make our software accessible, but that’s not why we do it. We do it because we see it as our responsibility.

And we’re looking for someone who can lead the charge at Files.com of making sure that everything we produce is usable by anyone.

About Files.com

Files.com is the new name for BrickFTP, a cloud storage service that has existed since 2009 and has over 1,700 paying business customers.

Our company consists of 16 (and growing to by the end of 2019) full time USA-based remote employees who work from home.

Our products and services are used by over 2,000 enterprises and SMBs, including Target, Canonical, UPS, Leica, DirecTV, GoPro, Marriott, and more.

We’re Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Growing

Our success comes from building a great service that solves problems for our customers, and our growth comes from expanding and improving our products as quickly as we can.

We believe that great products can only be built by great people. So we’re on a quest to find the smartest, most creative, and most motivated people, and create an environment in which they thrive.

We Are A Remote Company

You will work from home and have some flexibility to choose your working hours, allowing you to make time for family, recreation, vacations, or anything that is important to you.

You’ll take off 11 company-wide holidays per year as well as 20 days of PTO for vacations. You’ll have the time to take longer vacations and have fun.

Every quarter, you’ll travel to an in-person meeting with the entire team to meet and work together face to face. These meetings are in cities that are fun to visit. In the last few years, we’ve been to Austin, Orlando, New Orleans, San Diego, Las Vegas, and New York City.

We think that these in-person meetings are vital to the success of a remote team.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced and creative designer and/or frontend engineer with expertise in accessibility to join our team.

As our in-house accessibility expert, you will identify accessibility gaps in existing product designs and other forms of communication and work toward resolving those.

You will also you will work closely with our design and engineering teams to educate us on best practices.

As a designer or frontend engineer, you will help craft world class products using a blend of industry-standard and cutting-edge tools.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of directly applicable experience.

  • Strong familiarity with accessibility design principles and initiatives.

  • Ability to code from scratch using HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

  • Portfolio of sample projects highlighting design for web based applications, mobile applications & consumer facing web sites and/or applications.

  • Comfort coding and implementing your UI/UX design decisions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification(s): CPACC, WAS, or CPWA.

  • Experience working on heavily trafficked web and mobile applications.

  • Previous work with a SaaS compan.

  • Contributions to major open source projects.

Our Core Beliefs

Here are just some of our Core Beliefs:

We believe that the best Engineers tend to be polyglots with a wide variety of programming language experience. We don’t hire for specific programming language skills, but rather look for engineers who are fluent in several programming languages. We want our staff to be adaptable and ready to evolve to what’s next.

We believe in using the right tool for the job. Our core applications are built in Ruby, JavaScript, Java, C++, and PHP. We use Rails, React, Chef, Qt, Jenkins, Github, Honeybadger, CircleCI, Maven, AWS, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, Haml, Sass, and many other exciting open source systems. We don’t want to get stuck in the trap of using a language or a tool just because “that’s how it’s done around here.”

We believe that open-source only works if companies give back. If you work on any open-source projects during the course of your work at Files.com, you are encouraged to submit your improvements as a pull request back to the upstream project. And if you build something from scratch while working here that’s generic and not related to our core products, we want you to release that on GitHub too. We’ll also pay your travel costs to any conference where you can get a speaking gig.

We believe in building products that we actually use ourselves. We are our own toughest critics and we put all of our products through their paces every day.

Salary, Pay, and Benefits

Files.com offers industry-leading salaries based on experience combined with unparalleled flexibility and other benefits to secure top talent.

You’ll take off 11 company-wide holidays per year as well as 20 days of PTO for vacations. Go have fun. Don’t work all the time.

We will provide you a $2,500 signing bonus to purchase a new computer, desk, or anything else that would help build or refresh your home office.

We’ll update your salary annually based on your performance, as reviewed by your peers.

We fully pay base plan health insurance premiums (exact plan details depend on your state of residence), and we’ll pick up the tab for 75% of your spouse or dependents if they wish to join your chosen plan. We want your family to be healthy.

Ready To Apply?

Working here isn’t for everyone, but if you think it might be for you and you have the required experience, please apply right here on this page.

We’d like you to write a cover letter specific to this position at Action Verb. Please make sure that it contains all of the following:

  • What is the largest application you have personally worked on where your design has made it to production? How many users interacted with it?

  • On a Scale of 1 to 10, please rate your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge.

  • What do you feel is the most important aspect of accessibility and how do you implement it in your work?

You may also want to write about why this opportunity calls to you personally and why you see yourself as a good fit for Files.com.

Please upload your resume in PDF format.

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