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Job: Web Standards Technology Expert

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, as team contact, W3C Working Groups
developing technical specifications in the fields of Ubiquitous Web or
Technology and Society.

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. 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, and enthusiasm for the mission
and spirit of W3C.


The individual will work within standard groups to edit
specifications, develop change proposals, monitor progress, reach out
to different stakeholders, produce tests, and to respond to
clarification requests, bugs and issues.

We would welcome candidates with specific technology or business
skills such as:

Generic Skills Required

  • Bachelors Degree or higher
  • Background in computer science and software engineering;
  • An understanding of the Web industry and its market, practices, and product development cycles;
  • Familiarity with up-to-date Web technologies, such as HTML, CSS, Web APIs and Scripting;
  • A Team player with good communication / interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work remotely and effectively is required;
  • Experience with the development of open information technology standards is desired;
  • Ability to travel internationally is required
  • Good written and spoken competency in the working language of the W3C, i.e., English, as well as in Chinese is required;
  • Strong writing skills required, with past experiences in editing technical specifications a plus;
  • Knowledge and practical experience of other languages and cultures is a plus

Work starts 1 August 2015

The Position is based at the School of Computer Science & Engineering of Beihang University, No.37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing. There will be regular international travel including to W3C Host sites, and regular remote work with the Working Groups and the W3C Global staff.

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

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