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From time to time, W3C looks for motivated people to join the W3C Team. The Team provides technical leadership about Web technologies, organizes and manages W3C activities to reach goals within practical constraints (such as resources available), and communicates with the Members and the public about the Web and W3C technologies. W3C is unique among standards bodies for its full-time staff of Web experts.


China Business Development Lead & Marketing Coordinator

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential.

W3C seeks a person to fill two roles: China Business Development Lead (CBDL) (60%) and a W3C Marketing Coordinator (40%).

In the role of China Business Development Lead (60%) the individual will work with W3C’s Global Business Development Leader and with the W3C/Beihang Site Manager of the W3C on executing a strategic plan to recruit Member organizations in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. The CBDL will work to identify business development opportunities and make the plans required to spearhead the desired results. These plans will include, but not be limited to, recruiting new members, developing and executing marketing campaigns designed to recruit new members and raise overall W3C visibility within the W3C/Beihang territory, driving sponsorship opportunities within the region and working with the W3C Global organization to improve W3C offices’ efficiency in driving these activities.

In the role of Marketing Coordinator you will be a part of W3C’s global Marketing and Communications Team. The individual will work on developing and managing global marketing initiatives and campaigns in close coordination with the W3C Staff. Topic areas will primarily be Digital Publishing, Web Payments, Digital Marketing, Telecommunications, TV and Entertainment, Automotive and Web of Things. You will develop strategic messages to reach multiple audiences, including C-level executives and software developers and create content on the W3C Web site to support these messages. You will identify, review, and assess speaking and events opportunities. You will also strengthen W3C's marketing and communications programs globally.

REQUIREMENTS: a bachelor's degree in management, marketing, communications or related business degrees; at least four years of proven business development and marketing success, preferably in the high tech industry or in a member funded consortium; and the ability to work proactively and think strategically. Must be comfortable providing leadership to a virtual team and setting and achieving a variety of business development goals with a focus on new Member Recruitment and Marketing goals with an emphasis on outward facing messaging. Ability to understand global trends in information technology, with an emphasis on Web technologies, and a solid understanding of the Web industry is highly desirable. Additionally you should have evidence of solid marketing and communication skills; highly developed organizational, planning, and writing skills. Must be fluent in English as well as Chinese.

The position is based with the W3C Beihang team in Beijing, China. Must be able to attend evening and/or weekend meetings/events, and travel within China and to global W3C events.

Work may begin March 1, 2016.

To apply, please send a motivation letter, your resume or CV and copies of your Diplomas (including High School or equivalent) in electronic form to team-beihang-position@w3.org.

Web Security Engineer

WEB SECURITY ENGINEER, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), to assess and improve standards for security of the Open Web Platform, helping to lead the Web to its full potential.  Will enhance security and privacy on the Web by identifying architectural gaps, supporting technical work, and building consensus around new standards; coordinate groups of experts for development of specifications (Web standards), spec reviews, and best practices to improve Web security; identify security and privacy considerations in specifications; liaise with outside organizations and groups; and spark new security work in W3C.

Job Requirements: a master’s degree in computer science; a strong foundation in and in-depth technical knowledge of system security, threat modeling, Web programming, security engineering, Internet and application security, authentication protocols, and applied cryptography; experience with Web technologies including HTTPS, HTML5, JavaScript, and the same-origin policy; excellent presentation and written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate technical concepts to a range of audiences, including technical experts in domains other than security; excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills that promote collaboration and cooperation among a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders; and excellent leadership and teamwork skills.  A Ph.D. and experience with information privacy, hardware security, network security, payments security, authentication, security auditing, vulnerability testing, and JavaScript API design and programming are desirable.  A strong foundation in and in-depth technical knowledge of information privacy preferred.  Expertise in technology policy a plus.  Job #12984

Must be able to attend evening and/or weekend meetings/events and travel domestically up to 15% of the time.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension.  

W3C Fellows are employees of Member organizations who join the W3C Team for specific projects and usually a predetermined duration. W3C encourages Member organizations to participate.

Current W3C Fellows

  • Jean-François Abramatic (INRIA)
  • Ryoichi Kawada (KDDI)
  • Felix Sasaki (DFKI)
  • Keiji Takeda (Keio University)
  • Past fellows…