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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.

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Web Accessibility Engineer (China)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a 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 full-time Web Accessibility Engineer to be based at Beihang University in Beijing, China. This individual will help ensure accessibility of the Web for people with disabilities and older users, with an emphasis on accessibility of Web technologies and guidelines, mobile accessibility, and accessibility education and outreach.

Responsibilities:

Work will involve engagement as a Team contact with a variety of working groups and with W3C Member organizations and the public. This includes representatives of the Web industry, disability community, accessibility researchers, education and government interested in accessibility of the Web internationally and also in the Chinese community.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in the web accessibility field;
  • In-depth understanding of the user requirements of people with disabilities and older users, with regard to accessibility of the web;
  • Familiarity with accessibility barriers and solutions, including assistive technologies, for diverse types of information and communications technologies (ICT) including the web;
  • In-depth familiarity with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0; the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0; the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG); and Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA);
  • The ability to work remotely with collaborative working groups and the W3C global team, including some evening and night hours.
  • Strong spoken and written English skills.

Preferred:

  • Previous work experience in an international setting.
  • Familiarity with mobile accessibility.
  • Previous experience with collaborative working groups and consensus decision processes.
  • Technical writing training or experience.
  • Familiarity with key W3C technologies including HTML5 and CSS.

The position is located at Beihang University, No. 37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China. Occasional international and domestic travel is required, as well as the ability to work remotely with collaborative working groups and the W3C global team.

Please send a cover letter and resume including qualifications to team-beihang-position@w3.org. W3C Beihang is an equal opportunity employer.


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.


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)
  • Eric Eggert (Knowbility)
  • Felix Sasaki (DFKI)
  • Past fellows…