World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Architecture and Technology Lead

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Full Time


Job Description 

ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY LEAD, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),  to directly support the W3C director, Tim Berners-Lee, to ensure that the complex set of technologies that W3G develops in numerous working groups hold together cohesively. Will work with the top web technical experts in the world at W3C member organizations and W3C’s Technical Architecture Group; lead a team of technical W3C specialists who work on architectural coordination for specific technologies (e.g., video, publishing, payments); help develop modern tools that utilize industry and open source tools and bring them into W3C’s infrastructure; serve as a team contact for one to two groups; develop advanced pilots, testbeds, and plugfests; and provide general technology guidance.

Job Requirements 

REQUIRED: advanced degree in computer science; at least fifteen years’ professional experience in the area of web technologies and standards; strong written and oral communication skills (including English, the working language of W3C); global-level understanding of technologies and cultures; experience managing contracts and projects, preparing reports and presentations using web-based tools/technologies, developing new web technologies and specifications, and building tools; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse, distributed technical staff; development and proposal writing experience; understanding of and experience with web industry and technologies, intellectual property rights, and patent law; technical knowledge of multiple disciplines such accessibility (WAI) and internationalization, security/privacy, payments, core (HTML, CSS, perf), media and RTC, devices (WoT, sensors), digital publishing, and data; excellent interpersonal, leadership, relationship management, and client service skills; ability to understand and present complex technical information effectively, manage staff performance and build a cohesive team, and work under pressure; self-motivation; and strong organizational, problem-solving, conflict resolution, negotiation, decision-making, analytical, and financial skills.  Job #15185

Must be able to attend evening and/or weekend events and travel domestically and internationally up to 35% time. 


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