[Athen] Job Posting

jjohnson at htctu.net jjohnson at htctu.net
Sat May 17 17:03:27 PDT 2008

Forwarding this notice for those who may be qualified and interested...

Job description

Requisition Number 3540529
Job title VoiceOver Software Quality Engineer
Location Santa Clara Valley
Job type Full Time
Job description Do you want to directly and positively impact the
lives of many Apple
customers? Do you *really* want to change the world? Apple's VoiceOver
Engineering Team
is seeking a Software Quality Engineer who will help test and improve
future versions of
VoiceOver as well as the general accessibility of Mac OS X. VoiceOver
Is Apple's
screenreader software that enables blind or visually impaired users to
use a Macintosh.
You'll be responsible for testing functionality, user experience, and
performance, as
well as text-to-speech and Braille display accuracy and speed. The
ideal candidate will
have experience with the software quality assurance process and will
be extremely
passionate about accessibility and VoiceOver.

Job Responsibilities Include:
- Defining/evolving the team's testing and performance strategy.
- Developing test suites and scripts which work with Apple's automated
test tools.
- Testing the functionality of VoiceOver.
- Testing the accessibility of many Mac OS X applications (using VoiceOver).
- Contributing ideas to improve VoiceOver's user experience.
- Testing alternative display devices, such as refreshable Braille displays.
- Testing speech quality.
- General testing of Mac OS X.

Key Requirements:
- BSCS or equivalent.
- Experience using the UNIX command line and scripting.
- Experience using screen readers and knowledge of accessibility issues.
- Experience using speech synthesis.
- Fluent Braille reader.
- Solid testing skills.
- Strong communication skills.

Additional Desired Skills:
- Fluency in Braille.
- Experience with refreshable Braille displays and other accessibility
- Experience with C, Objective-C, Mac OS X, Cocoa, Carbon, and Apple's
Accessibility API.

BS in Computer Science or Equivalent
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