is looking for an experienced Linux Developer to join a Fortune 10 client team
in Austin (this
work can be performed remotely). This will be a W2 Consulting assignment
via CTG. If the following fits your background and skills, you are
encouraged to apply!
client is looking for a skilled developer to develop high quality code in core
Mozilla and Firefox technologies on Linux, which will ultimately enable Firefox
for users with disabilities. For example, users who are blind may use Firefox
products via a screen reader, which communicates via text-to-speech or a
Braille display. Users with partial vision may use Firefox with a screen
magnifier. Users who are unable to use a standard keyboard or mouse may use on
onscreen keyboard with eye tracking. Such interoperability with assistive
technology tools requires Firefox to support ATK, an API intended to support
accessibility on the Gnome desktop.
The work falls mainly into four areas:
1) Keyboard navigation fixes in the core engine,
2) Fixes in the XUL widget toolkit, developed in XBL,
4) Accessibility API support work in mozilla/accessible (ATK support).
Firefox accessibility on the Gnome desktop has an ambitious roadmap. Changes in
screen readers, screen magnifiers and the relevant APIs will be occuring while
we develop accessibility support. The team will have to work across time zones,
against a tight schedule. Thus, very good technical and communication skills,
and efficient work habits, will all be required.
High proficiency in C++,
High profiiency with one or more of the following: Accessibility, Linux
software development, the Mozilla codebase, the open source software
Accomplished skills in Gtk+.
It’s a plus if this programmer also has knowledge of GAIL, ATK-Bridge,
important -- the passion and drive to deliver a solution for users who require
alternative means to access the web.
If interested, please send your resume to
Kate Orngard at [hidden email] or call directly
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