Jobs and Fellowships

W3C Team

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 Developer

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is looking for a new staff member to assist with W3C's Systems Team work. This is an opportunity for a unique individual to be part of the team responsible for the design of next generation World Wide Web Technologies and to lead a variety of industry and user groups toward the development of technologies that enhance the functionality of the Web.

You will be located at the W3C Japanese host site at Keio University and will enjoy working within a multicultural Team.


This is primarily a Web Developer position which may include some Systems Administration.

With the rest of the W3C Systems Team create and support Web based systems.

  • Software development:
    • Front-end development for w3.org
    • Server side web development
    • Usability design and testing
  • Systems Administration:

    Activities to include but not limited to:

    • Diagnose and report or repair server or service issues as they arise
    • Liaison with Japanese service providers for networking and telecommunications needs.
    • Assist with maintaining accounts and services


As the recognized leader for the technical development of the World Wide Web, we are seeking an individual with interest in Web technology, Open-Source software and enthusiasm for the mission and spirit of W3C.

Candidates should have:

  • Bachelors Degree or higher
  • Background in computer science and software engineering, with a minimum of three years related working experience.
  • Experience with high availability infrastructure a plus
  • Familiarity with Web technologies like HTML, CSS, XSL, RDF...HTML5 experience a plus
  • Experience with several scripting and programming languages (PHP and Javascript in particular. Java, Perl, Python, Shell script and others a plus.)
  • Linux experience (Debian preferred)
  • Good written and spoken competency in Japanese and English, knowledge of other languages and cultures a plus
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Javascript libraries
  • Knowledge of Symfony Framework
  • User-experience design
  • Solid Web accessibility skills, including familiarity with WCAG 2.0.
  • Knowledge of how to ensure a site performs well on mobile devices.

This is a full time, on-site position.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit application through keio-systeam-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

  • Hiroki Yamada (Internet Academy)
  • Shinji Ishii (NTT)
  • Felix Sasaki (DFKI)
  • Hitoshi Uchida (Canon)
  • Wu Wei (RITT)
  • Past fellows…