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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 Developer

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is looking for a new full-time staff member to be located at Beihang University in Beijing, where W3C currently has its China Host, to assist with W3C's web application development.

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 participate in the development of technologies that enhance the functionality of the Web. 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.

Responsibilities

The individual will work as part of the W3C Systems Team team to help develop and maintain Web applications (Front-end development for w3.org, server side web development, usability design and testing) to facilitate the work of the W3C community. Their responsibilities will also include, but not be limited to, user support, systems administration and repositories management.

Requirements

Candidates should have:

  • Bachelors Degree or higher
  • Background in computer science and software engineering, with a minimum of three years related working experience
  • Proficiency with up-to-date Web technologies like HTML5, CSS, Web APIs and Scripting
  • Expertise in responsive web design
  • Experience with several scripting and programming languages (Node.js, PHP and shell scripting in particular)
  • Experience with developing themes and modules for CMS (knowledge of WordPress is a plus)
  • Familiarity with GitHub
  • Good written and spoken competency in the working language of the W3C, i.e., English, as well as in Chinese is required
  • Knowledge and practical experience of other languages and cultures is a plus
  • Good communication / interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work remotely and effectively is required
  • Ability to travel internationally is required.

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of JavaScript and CSS libraries
  • Knowledge of the Symfony Framework
  • UI and UX experience
  • Solid Web accessibility skills, including familiarity with WCAG 2
  • Linux experience (Debian preferred)
  • Experience with high availability infrastructure a plus

Work starts at the end of March 2019.

The position is based at Xueyuan Road Campus of Beihang University, 37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China. There will be occasional international travel including to W3C Host sites, and regular remote work with the W3C Global staff.

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