Privacy Lead job posting


  • Date posted: 15 January 2024
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; please apply as soon as possible.
  • Application deadline: 29 February 2024 (may be extended)
  • Eligibility: no restriction
  • Location: remote work from anywhere in the world, with optional international travel
  • Salary Range: $120K to $150K based on location, experience and qualifications
  • Position parameters: This position is remote full-time.
  • To apply: Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to


The World Wide Web Consortium is seeking a full-time staff member to lead our Privacy standardization efforts.

You will have a unique opportunity to be a key part of the technical team responsible for the design of the next generation World Wide Web and to lead a variety of industry and user groups toward the development of technologies that enhance the privacy of the Web. As the recognized leader for the technical development of the World Wide Web, we are seeking an individual with both Web technology and project management experience, an excellent understanding of the Web industry, exceptional community skills, and enthusiasm for the mission and spirit of W3C.


You will be responsible for engaging with industry and academic leaders on privacy issues. You will help identify and cultivate new proposals for standardization to improve privacy through stakeholder outreach, and consensus-building.

You will:

  • Maintain a community of privacy reviewers to help with privacy reviews of W3C standards.
  • Be responsible for creating and supporting W3C Working Groups, such as the proposed Privacy Working Group and the Private Advertising Technology Working Group, as well as participating in the privacy-related Community Groups. As Working Group team contact, you will be asked to edit specifications, develop change proposals, monitor progress, produce tests, respond to clarification requests, and negotiate with stakeholders.
  • Communicate and seek consensus with the W3C Members and the community at-large on privacy issues and trends.


  • Extensive knowledge of privacy technologies and methodologies, including authentication, identity management, cryptography
  • Familiarity with core web technologies, such as HTML, HTTP, Web APIs, and scripting
  • Ability to think strategically about privacy issues as they fit in the global web ecosystem
  • Ability to help resolve technical privacy issues
  • Ability to negotiate and build consensus across a range of stakeholder views
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently with remote colleagues in an international distributed environment
  • Ability to travel internationally

Beneficial skills and experience

  • Experience with the development of multi-stakeholder open information technology standards
  • Experience addressing privacy standards issues globally; experience liaising with standards bodies, including IETF, IEEE, or other standard organizations
  • Familiarity with GitHub
  • Understanding of the web industry and its market, practices, and product development cycles

We seek diversity

We seek diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds.

W3C is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.