Accessibility Design Lead

Bread Financial

December 13, 2022

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Job Summary

The Accessibility Design Lead is a key member of the Design Operations team, providing expertise around digital accessibility standards and sharing those to inform decisions and documentation for digital designs and organizational evolution. Partnering with product designers, This role will lead accessibility design expertise across all digital product initiatives, helping to mitigate organizational risk and improve inclusivity and usability of digital experiences.

The Accessibility Design Lead will deliver guidance with appropriate context to help mentor and upskill designers in accessibility as well as fostering accessibility expertise growth in all team members. Skilled at digital accessibility and product design best practices, this role will enable positive organizational evolution. Lastly, this role will help lead documentation and maintenance of an organizational plan for continued digital accessibility progress and improvements.

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Essential Job Functions

Leads design-oriented accessibility annotations for product design documentation.

Provides expertise around WCAG 2.1, AA and upcoming accessibility standards.

Consults across enterprise around accessible designs, accessibility audits, and manual accessibility testing.

Informs enterprise Accessibility Roadmap/Plan.

Participates in design-review meetings, providing accessibility guidance and context for new and existing features.

Serves as the resident Digital Accessibility expert for our Design, Product, and Engineering teams, collaborating, and mentoring to identify strategies and accessible solutions.

Researches best practices & patterns, performs competitive evaluations, and builds concrete solutions to problems.

Works with the Design System Lead to inform accessible design patterns and components.

Maintains organizational record of current state of digital accessibility per digital product.

Establishes and implements enterprise guidelines, best practices, process improvements and standards related to designing and maintaining our digital applications.

Demonstrates a test-and-learn approach related to accessible digital design, serving as an internal spokesperson and champion for inclusive experiences.

Reports to: Director, Design Operations

Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements: Normal office environment (Hybrid or Work from home)

Direct Reports: No

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in UX Design, Human-Computer Interaction or a design-related field desired

5+ years experience in digital design with significant practical experience focused on digital accessibility design.

Experience collaborating with Front-end engineers and Product managers to organize project planning and execution standards.

Experience establishing and overseeing a process with accessibility testing on mobile devices and screen readers.

Experience facilitating accessibility workshops across design, development, testing, content, and management audience.

WCAG 2.1 standards compliance experience and expertise.

Preferred Experience:
Experience in financial services, payments, B2B or B2C e-commerce.


Salary Range:
$75,000.00 – $190,500.00

The actual base pay within this range may be dependent upon many factors, which may include, but are not limited to, work location, education, experience, and skills.

About Bread Financial

At Bread Financial, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, give back to your community, and be a part of our award-winning culture. We’ve been consistently recognized as a best place to work in many markets and we’re proud to promote an environment where you feel appreciated, accepted, valued, and fulfilled—both personally and professionally. Bread Financial supports the overall wellness of our associates with a diverse suite of benefits and offers boundless opportunities for career development and non-traditional career progression.

Bread Financial is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digitally enabled choices that offer ease, empowerment, financial flexibility and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth for its partners through a comprehensive product suite, including private label and co-brand credit cards, installment lending, and buy now, pay later (BNPL). Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer solutions that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded Bread Cashback American Express® Credit Card and Bread Savings products.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Bread Financial is powered by its 6,000+ global associates and is committed to sustainable business practices.

Bread Financial offers competitive pay, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for the Company.

The Company participates in E-Verify.

The Company will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.

The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and all applicable state/local laws. The Company will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process. Applicants with disabilities may contact the Company to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact the Recruiting Team at

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