XII Seeks Candidates for the XBRL Standards Board


XBRL International (XII) is seeking three candidates to fill positions on the XII Standards Board (XSB). This is a call to all XII eligible participants who are interested in serving the organization as a voting member of the XSB. Since the release of the XBRL development roadmap, “Preserve, Promote, Participate” last fall the organization has undertaken a series of exciting new initiatives. The goal of this recruitment is to expand the resources of the XSB to deliver on this development roadmap.

The XSB is comprised of members that are both technically competent and business focused (see Section 2.3 “Spread of membership” in the XSB Charter). The current XSB charter and XSB composition can be found at: http://www.xbrl.org/StandardsBoard/


XSB candidates may be nominated by any member of XII and may include self- nominations. The Nominations Committee will conduct interviews after the close of the nominations period. Final candidate recommendations will be presented to the XII Board for approval.


The terms of these positions are annual but may be renewed for up to 5 years by mutual agreement.

Targeted Competencies

Architecture - focus on XML and specifically XBRL technology including competencies and experiences in designing and developing service oriented architectures (SOA), database application design for business intelligence solutions (analytics, reporting);
Business reporting management experts - with focus on the design and/or operation of end-to-end  business  processes  associated  with  performance  reporting,  including  competencies  and experiences in designing and managing information systems and defining  solutions architecture. 

Product management - focused on the gathering, analysis and prioritizing of requirements from business to functionality requirements. Experiences and competencies should include active team participation in technology projects or products from start to completed work or released Product.


Program  management  -  with  focus  on  the  design  of  feature  sets  based  on  functional requirements. Competencies include the ability to drive key trade off decisions, to illustrate the best sequencing of features over time from a design perspective that also meet requirements, and  evaluate  the  resource  requirements  for  development  and  the  delivery  capacity  of  a distributed, matrix team.

Candidates  should  demonstrate  a  record  of  working  knowledge  of  XBRL  implementation  with competencies in teaming, technical judgment, negotiation, and strategic planning.



Any XII Eligible Participant may be nominated as a candidate to the Standards Board. Individuals may self nominate for this position and no seconder is required. If you are nominating someone else please ensure that they are able to confirm nomination by the deadline.

Deadline for Submissions

The deadline for submitting nominations and candidate statements and for nominees to confirm they accept nomination is 2359 UTC, 9 December 2011.

There is no limit on the length of candidate statements. Please send nominations, candidate statements and confirmation of acceptance of nominations, if applicable, by PRIVATE E-MAIL to  nominate@xbrl.org.

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