Collaborative. Ambitious. Empowering.
We are looking for someone who has a visual impairment or previous experience of having a visual impairment to join our Engineering team
From flights to hotels and car hire, Skyscanner works side-by-side with the biggest names in travel to bring over 100 million users all the options they need to plan and book their perfect trip.We’re already a market leader and we’re just getting started.
Next stop: To help every traveller explore our world effortlessly, for generations to come. And “every traveller” includes travellers with disabilities.
Disability inclusion is extremely important to us, and we have an accessibility mission to make Skyscanner a flagship of inclusion, our products accessible to all, and travel better for people with disabilities. We know we can’t build truly accessible products without the help of disabled people with a range of lived experiences that affects how they interact with technology.
Right now, we’re creating the next generation of apps, products, systems and services to connect travellers across the globe and we’re working hard at making them accessible. Our engineering teams work together and cross functionally, constantly iterating to deliver an unmatched traveller experience. At Skyscanner we work across multiple engineering disciplines including software, systems, security and mobile. Our engineers work in autonomous squads where they can shape their own backlog, deliver value to our travellers, shipping high quality code without dependencies on others.
Team profile: The successful candidate will join ourteam of web developers and product owners, situated in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The team sits within the Search Experience tribe and are currently working on the core Skyscanner product on web.
Main duties and tasks
- Support the team in the development of a fully accessible digital product
- Ensure that the traveller needs are at the forefront when building creative and robust products
- Work with your team in the design and development of highly scalable and performant systems
- Support your team in setting and following the operational processes, engineering principles and standards
- Partner with product managers to define the roadmap and assist in delivering new features that will provide value to our users
About you, your skills and experience:
We are looking for someone who has a visual impairment or previous experience of having a visual impairment to join our Engineering team. Our successful candidate will also have:
- Experience in using screen readers to navigate websites and apps
- An understanding of how to build accessible products, especially for screen reader users
- A strong technical foundation in front end technologies
- Passion and curiosity for the technology industry
- Commitment to developing your technical and personal skills
- Ability to collaborate both in your team and across the business, with a willingness to share ideas and get things done together.
We recognise that candidates with visual impairments who are interested in applying for this role may need adjustments to the application and interview process and we will be happy to discuss those with you. Similarly, we will also discuss what adjustments you may need for the role itself.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity with us prior to submitting your application, please contact Jessica Roberts on [email protected]
Already a global leader in travel, we want to elevate the way we work to a whole other level. In return, you’ll get meaningful things like medical insurance, headspace subscriptions, a home office allowance and the option to buy more holiday. You’ll have the opportunity to work from any country for 4 weeks a year, and 30 days in our other global offices. Everything, in other words, to help you relax and give your best.
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