W3C

Fellowships and Jobs

W3C Team

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


Jobs

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.


Web Authoring Tools Accessibility Specialist

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is looking for a full-time staff member, based in Europe, as a Web Authoring Tools Accessibility Specialist.

Accessibility support in web authoring tools is essential to achieving and maintaining accessible desktop and mobile websites and applications. This is an opportunity for a unique individual to be part of the team responsible for designing internationally recognized strategies, standards, and resources to make the Web accessible for people with disabilities. As the recognized leader for technical developments of the World Wide Web, W3C is seeking an individual with applied expertise in the design, development, and configuration of a wide range of authoring tools, as well as in accessibility requirements for people with different disabilities using a wide range of technologies. This includes excellent understanding of the WAI Guidelines, including WCAG, ATAG, and their supporting resources, passion for educating others on accessibility support in authoring tools, and enthusiasm for the mission and spirit of W3C.

Responsibilities

The individual will lead the design and development of industry-specific technical guidance on accessibility support in web authoring tools, and promote uptake and implementation of ATAG for accessible web and mobile content authoring. The individual will be responsible for evolving technical and educational resources as primary editor through the W3C consensus process, in close coordination with relevant W3C/WAI working groups, in particular the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) and the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG). The work includes designing and drafting the resources based on careful analyses and input from the working groups. It also includes leading guided discussions through the open, distributed, collaborative, and iterative process, as well as coordinating with a broad variety of stakeholders.

Requirements

  • Proven expertise in the design, development, and configuration of web authoring tools;
  • Applied knowledge of WCAG, ATAG, and related the W3C technical specifications;
  • In-depth understanding of the technical and educational resources from W3C/WAI;
  • Proven expertise in designing and editing educational materials on digital accessibility;
  • Applied experience in promoting, advocating, and campaigning for digital accessibility;
  • Proven ability to work in a cross-disability setting following universal design principles;
  • Proven ability in technical writing and negotiation, and in building trust and consensus;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (samples requested);
  • Ability to work independently with remote peers in a highly distributed setting;
  • Unrestricted European Union working permit and ability to travel internationally;
  • A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study highly recommended;
  • Experience in working in an international and distributed organization is a plus.

Work starts on 1 January 2019 for a period of three years, as part of the WAI-Guide Project.

This position is affiliated with the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), the W3C host for Europe, in Sophia Antipolis, France. Remote work-from-home might be acceptable in specific circumstances.

To apply, please send a motivation letter, your resume or CV to team-wai-jobs@w3.org.


Emerging Web Technologies Accessibility Specialist

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is looking for a full-time staff member, based in Europe, as an Emerging Web Technologies Accessibility Specialist.

The Web is continually evolving, with emerging technologies such as augmented and immersive environments, artificial intelligence, and more. This is an opportunity for a unique individual to be part of the team responsible for designing internationally recognized strategies, standards, and resources to make the Web accessible for people with disabilities. As the recognized leader for technical developments of the World Wide Web, W3C is seeking an individual with applied expertise in emerging web and digital technologies, as well as in accessibility requirements for people with different disabilities using a wide range of technologies. This includes in-depth knowledge of W3C standards and emerging technologies converging onto the Web, accessibility support for people with disabilities, and enthusiasm for the mission and spirit of W3C.

Responsibilities

The individual will lead efforts to research, analyze, and communicate accessibility support gaps in emerging digital technologies, and help design and develop technical accessibility solutions in W3C standards and their supporting resources. The individual will be responsible for evolving accessibility user needs, user stories, use cases, and other technical resources as primary editor guidance through the W3C consensus process, in close coordination with relevant W3C/WAI working groups, in particular the Accessible Platforms Architecture Working Group (APA WG). The work includes designing and drafting the resources based on careful analyses and input from the working groups. It also includes leading guided discussions through the open, distributed, collaborative, and iterative process, as well as coordinating with a broad variety of stakeholders.

Requirements

  • Proven and applied expertise in a broad range of emerging web and digital technologies;
  • Applied experience in standardization and the development of technical specifications;
  • Proven expertise in accessibility requirements for people with a variety of disabilities;
  • Applied knowledge of W3C technical specifications, including HTML5 and related APIs;
  • In-depth understanding of the technical and educational resources from W3C/WAI;
  • Proven ability to work in a cross-disability setting following universal design principles;
  • Proven ability in technical writing and negotiation, and in building trust and consensus;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (samples requested);
  • Ability to work independently with remote peers in a highly distributed setting;
  • Unrestricted European Union working permit and ability to travel internationally;
  • A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study highly recommended;
  • Experience in working in an international and distributed organization is a plus.

Work starts on 1 January 2019 for a period of three years, as part of the WAI-Guide Project.

This position is affiliated with the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), the W3C host for Europe, in Sophia Antipolis, France. Remote work-from-home might be acceptable in specific circumstances.

To apply, please send a motivation letter, your resume or CV to team-wai-jobs@w3.org.


Web Accessibility Education and Training Specialist

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is looking for a full-time staff member, based in Europe, as a Web Accessibility Education and Training Specialist.

Scalable and qualitative training capacity is critical to support the increasing adoption of digital accessibility among businesses and governments. This is an opportunity for a unique individual to be part of the team responsible for designing internationally recognized strategies, standards, and resources to make the Web accessible for people with disabilities. As the recognized leader for technical developments of the World Wide Web, W3C is seeking an individual with applied expertise in education and training, and in accessibility requirements for people with different disabilities using a wide range of technologies. This includes excellent understanding of the WAI Guidelines, including WCAG, WAI-ARIA, and their supporting resources, passion for educating others on accessible design and development, and enthusiasm for the mission and spirit of W3C.

Responsibilities

The individual will lead the design and development of web accessibility curricula, video-based training resources, and other educational material, to help promote common understanding of the web and mobile accessibility requirements among a variety of audiences. The individual will be responsible for evolving these resources as primary editor through the W3C consensus process, in close coordination with relevant W3C/WAI working groups, in particular the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) and the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG). The work includes designing and drafting the resources based on careful analyses and input from the working groups. It also includes leading guided discussions through the open, distributed, collaborative, and iterative process, as well as coordinating with a broad variety of stakeholders.

Requirements

  • Proven expertise in providing formal education and training on digital accessibility;
  • Proven expertise in designing and editing educational materials on digital accessibility;
  • Applied experience in promoting, advocating, and campaigning for digital accessibility;
  • Applied knowledge of WCAG, WAI-ARIA, and related W3C technical specifications;
  • In-depth understanding of the technical and educational resources from W3C/WAI;
  • Proven ability to work in a cross-disability setting following universal design principles;
  • Proven ability in technical writing and negotiation, and in building trust and consensus;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (samples requested);
  • Ability to work independently with remote peers in a highly distributed setting;
  • Unrestricted European Union working permit and ability to travel internationally;
  • A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study highly recommended;
  • Experience in working in an international and distributed organization is a plus.

Work starts on 1 January 2019 for a period of three years, as part of the WAI-Guide Project.

This position is affiliated with the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), the W3C host for Europe, in Sophia Antipolis, France. Remote work-from-home might be acceptable in specific circumstances.

To apply, please send a motivation letter, your resume or CV to team-wai-jobs@w3.org.