Web Technical Specialist


  • Date posted: 19 March 2024
  • Application deadline: 13 April 2024
  • Eligibility: United States work authorization
  • Location: remote work in the United States, with optional international travel
  • Salary range: $90,000-$120,000 USD, depending on how it is structured
  • Position parameters: This position is funded through Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until September 2025 and may be extended
  • To apply: Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter specifically addressing the requirements and responsibilities of this position, to team-wai-jobs@w3.org with subject: [Technical Specialist]


The World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is seeking a full-time staff member to work on technical infrastructure to support the delivery of digital accessibility materials, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 and W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3. The Technical Specialist will be an integral part of the highly-collaborative international WAI team integrated in W3C.

W3C is the recognized leader for the technical development of the World Wide Web, and we seek an individual who is enthusiastic for the mission and spirit of W3C and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to:

  • Supporting and updating the backend for WCAG 2
  • Developing the technical approach and framework for WCAG 3
  • Developing the technical framework for the WAI website


  • Applied experience using HTML, CSS, and scripting to create accessible digital products
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to help build consensus among stakeholders with diverse perspectives
  • Ability to work collaboratively in Google docs and GitHub
  • Ability to work independently with remote colleagues in an international distributed environment; experience is a plus

Beneficial skills and experience

  • Experience with Git, submodules, symbolic links, workflows, pages, actions; Netlify integration
  • Experience with Jekyll, Liquid templates, and Svelte or other frameworks
  • Experience with Symfony, XSLT, Apache Ant, 11ty, CraftCMS
  • Knowledge of digital accessibility, including WCAG and WAI-ARIA; basic knowledge of ATAG and UAAG

We seek diversity

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

MIT and W3C are equal employment opportunity employers. 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.