Our Values

1. Stay close to the work

Whether in education, health, or the criminal justice system - we know the people most affected by the issues should help drive the solutions. Our teams work closely with educators and parents, scientists, and researchers, advocates, and community leaders to ensure the voices of system-impacted communities are heard every step of the way.

“It’s been my experience, personally and professionally, that the people impacted by problems are often best positioned to develop solutions, when equipped with the right resources. Through CZI, I’m humbled to support local leaders and organizations serving the most vulnerable in their communities.”

DARNELL CADETTE

CZI COMMUNITY TEAM

2. Build for the long term

Though near-term wins are critical, it will take a new level of commitment and dedication to make lasting, long-term change. We take the long view and know that breakthroughs can often take decades.

“Science is all about tackling really hard problems. What excites me about CZI is what we’re doing to bring new people and ideas to the table, bringing together scientists, physicians, engineers, and patients into new types of collaborative structures, empowering them to do their most inspired work.”

KATJA BROSE

SCIENCE TEAM

3. Learn fast

Though we focus on building for the long-term, we also move quickly. We roll up our sleeves and put in the work, because we understand the urgency of the challenges our partners take on. We experiment, iterate, reflect — and then try again if need be.

“As a researcher on the education team, I regularly spend time with teachers and school leaders, so I can learn directly from them. Their feedback helps us iterate toward a better product and learning experience for everyone.”

MAUREEN SUHENDRA

EDUCATION TECH TEAM

4. Be daring and humble

We have big ideas about the future we’re working toward, but they can only be realized by placing the perspectives and experiences of the communities we serve first. Our aim is to help accelerate their work and develop new technologies and tools that will help them reach their goals even faster.

“Confronting systemic issues of inequity inherent in our criminal justice system requires daring. But we don’t know the answers. Progress is only possible, if we invest in those most impacted by the system, to be the agents of change. I’m proud to have the opportunity to serve communities with CZI.”

MARC PRIESTER

JUSTICE & OPPORTUNITY TEAM

5. Collaboration is the tool

Good things happen when people from different backgrounds work together -- across labs, disciplines, and even political divides. We bring together experts, advocates, engineers, and change-makers to collaborate and make sure ideas don’t stay siloed.

“In science, high quality references have long-term benefits. I work on the Human Cell Atlas, a fundamental reference for human cell biology that will help doctors and scientists gain new insights into disease. As a biologist, I’m proud to contribute to a project that will hopefully advance science for years to come.”

JONAH COOL

SCIENCE TEAM

Why CZI?

"At CZI, I don’t have to make the choice between optimizing for career growth and working on something I believe in.”

VIVIAN HARE

EDUCATION TEAM

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that the strongest teams and best thinking are defined by the diversity of voices at the table — including those from historically marginalized groups. We are committed to fair treatment and equal access to opportunity for all CZI team members, and to maintaining a workplace where everyone feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.

Benefits for the Whole You

We’re thankful to have an incredible team behind our work. To honor their commitment, we offer a wide range of benefits to support the people who make possible all that we do. We want every employee to feel supported as a “whole person” by CZI, so they can: take care of themselves and their loved ones, live a life of service and grow their career.

Rejuvenate

Generous Time Off

Ease Back from Parental Leave

Live The Mission

Matching Gift Program

Life of Service Gifts

Explore Giving Stories

Feed Your Brain

Professional Development Allowance

On-demand Learning (LinkedIn Learning)

Get Financially Fit

401(k) Retirement Plan

Commuter Benefits

Whole You Fund

Child, Adult, and Elder Care Support
(Bright Horizons)

Be Well

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

Fitness Reimbursement Program

Mental Wellness Benefits

Flexible Spending Accounts

Short and Long-term Disability Plans

Life and AD&D Insurance

Paid Bereavement Time Off

Family Forming Benefits

Candidate Resources

We are striving to make sure every candidate who interviews remotely has the best experience possible. To support you through each step of your remote hiring journey, we’ve created a series of tips and best practices to help you prepare and learn all about work life at CZI!

Career Opportunities

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Brand & Communications (2)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Director of Internal Communications

Initiative / Team

Central

You will be responsible for overseeing an internal communications program that supports a strong, vibrant culture across the organization and fosters a clear understanding of CZI’s mission and goals - helping to ensure CZI-ers are informed, engaged and inspired every day.
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Redwood City, CA

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Brand & Communications

Head of Brand and Communications

Initiative / Team

Central

You will lead overall communications and brand strategy for a high-profile philanthropic organization -- including leading media relations, external and internal communications, brand storytelling and creative campaigns, and all digital campaigns and presence (web, social media, email etc).
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Brand & Communications

Community (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Director of Policy and Advocacy, Housing Affordability

Initiative / Team

Community

You will partner with key internal and external stakeholders to build out project plans, help the team execute on program strategy, support the Director of Housing Affordability through partnership and strategic advising and help scope and execute grants and projects to deliver against team priorities.
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Redwood City, CA

Community

Community

Data (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Staff Data Scientist, Education

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will build metrics, visualizations, dashboards, provide data insight, product expertise, and a strategic perspective to partners throughout the organization.
Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Data

Design (2)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Senior Product Designer, Education

Initiative / Team

Education

You will create visually stunning products as a Product Designer for our Summit Learning Team.
Redwood City, CA

Education

Design

Staff Communications Designer, Education

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will create visually stunning marketing and communications materials for two products on the Education team: Along and the Summit Learning Platform.
Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Design

Education Programs (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Senior Manager, Measurement (Grantmaking)

Initiative / Team

Education

You will establish organizational and operating strategy and parameters for measurement projects, shape proposals with external partners to achieve measurement goals, supervise the progress of such projects and problem-solve around challenges, and, more generally, build lasting links with diverse external educational and research organizations around these priorities.
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Redwood City, CA

Education

Education Programs

Engineering (11)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Data Engineer

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will help ingest, coordinate and use data to help students in our program continue to grow and set them up for a lifetime of success.
Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Engineering

Director of Engineering, Science

Initiative / Team

Science, Technology

You will lay the foundation for our Science engineering team focused on creating technology products to support our mission in Science. In this position, you will work with colleagues from a variety of different roles across the company as well as external partners, including scientists, researchers, and policy makers. You will work with these stakeholders to conceptualize and define engineering projects and goals, and you will build and deploy software to accomplish these goals.
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Redwood City, CA

Science, Technology

Engineering

Frontend Engineer, Infrastructure, Education

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will design, build, and maintain frontend infrastructure that improves performance and reliability through tooling, build systems, and shared components.
Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Engineering

Senior Data Engineer, Meta, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

You will work as a Data Engineer in Meta's Knowledge Graph Engineering Team (KGE) that builds and supports meta.org, enabling researchers to access our comprehensive knowledge graph of scientific research, with features and tools, to help them discover new research and stay up to date.
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Redwood City, CA

Science

Engineering

Senior Frontend Engineer, Meta, Science

Initiative / Team

Science, Technology

You will work as a frontend engineer - designing, building, analyzing and improving the efficiency, stability, and resiliency of the Meta application.
Redwood City, CA

Science, Technology

Engineering

Senior Fullstack Engineer, IDseq, Science

Initiative / Team

Science, Technology

You will have the opportunity to build out our Infectious Disease Sequencing tool, a collaboration between CZI and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub.
Redwood City, CA

Science, Technology

Engineering

Senior Fullstack Engineer, Single Cell, Science

Initiative / Team

Science, Technology

You will work as a full stack engineer on a multidisciplinary team to build open source interactive tools for biologists and physicians interested in using high dimensional biological data to study disease mechanisms.
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Redwood City, CA

Science, Technology

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer, Core Infrastructure

Initiative / Team

Technology

You will work alongside Software Engineers to ensure that we're designing and operating our systems with scalability and reliability in mind. Members of the Infrastructure organization have an impact on all of our initiatives by tackling technology problems which impact multiple engineering teams.
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Redwood City, CA

Technology

Engineering

Software Engineer, Onboarding & Training, Education

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will work full-stack with a cross-functional team of design, PM, data science, product specialists, former educators, and user researchers to design and build new features to support our professional development efforts.
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Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Engineering

Staff Software Engineer, Education (Along)

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will work across the web stack, with an emphasis on client-side web development, to build scalable and engaging experiences.
Remote

Education, Technology

Engineering

Staff Software Engineer, Infrastructure, Education

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will have the opportunity to establish a technical leadership role on the Education's Infrastructure team. You'll design, build, and maintain the foundational backend infrastructure that supports Education’s core products.
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Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Engineering

IT (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Manager, IT Support, Infrastructure & Security

Initiative / Team

Central

You will be responsible for ensuring that everyone at CZI receives technical and non-technical support through outstanding customer service, thorough problem solving, and timeliness. To be successful, this person must show initiative, be motivated by technology and customer service, have great attention to detail and experience leading support teams driven by data.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

IT

Infrastructure & Security (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Technical Program Manager, Product Security, Information Security

Initiative / Team

Technology

You will partner with engineering and product teams in evaluating, managing, and addressing security risks. In this role, you will be responsible for leading security programs across each of our initiatives, in addition to helping lead security initiatives which cut across CZI. You will also be part of our vendor and partner security program, helping to evaluate and improve the security of our vendors and partners. You'll be part consultant, part security specialist, and part program manager, finding the perfect balance to support the teams you work with.
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Redwood City, CA

Technology

Infrastructure & Security

Investments (2)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Senior Associate, Investment Operations

Initiative / Team

Central

You will have a long-term strategic approach, while also possessing a proactive, entrepreneurial attitude, and be willing to roll-up their sleeves to get the investment function off the ground.
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Redwood City, CA

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Investments

Senior Associate, Investments

Initiative / Team

Central

You will participate in the investment due diligence and monitoring of existing and prospective managers across Private Equity and Real Estate.
Redwood City, CA

Central

Investments

Legal and Grants (3)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Contracts Counsel (Inbound)

Initiative / Team

Central

You will be a key member of the CZI Contracts Team, a part of CZI’s growing Legal and Grants team, and focus on commercial contracts and advising internal partners. You will collaborate with the initiatives and teams across CZI and help us administer and execute contracts critical to the success of our strategic mission and operational goals.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Legal and Grants

Director, Legal (Product, Privacy & IP)

Initiative / Team

Central

You will be helping us to drive, build, and champion CZI’s privacy, product and intellectual product strategy, work and team as a Senior leader for CZI’s Legal and Grants Management Team (“Team LeGiT”)
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Legal and Grants

Product & Privacy Counsel, Legal and Grants (Technology)

Initiative / Team

Central

You will partner with engineers, product managers, data scientists, grantmakers, and communications and policy experts to help make CZI a trustworthy and trusted institution. You will help us design and create solutions that comply with laws, respect the rights of others, and drive Privacy and Security by design. You will also support development of our organization-wide intellectual property strategy, our grantmaking and investment efforts, work regularly with external partners, and be a leader that helps build the culture of our team and the entire organization.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Legal and Grants

Operations (2)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Project Manager, Special Projects (Operations and HR)

Initiative / Team

Central

You will help build our internal Project Management function, focusing on high-priority, organization-wide processes and structures. You’ll work in close partnership with program and initiative leaders across the organization.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Operations

Senior Salesforce System Administrator

Initiative / Team

Central

You will work directly with CZI’s Operations team, including Grantmaking, Legal, Finance, as well as partnering with the Infrastructure team to deploy modern enterprise systems that drive the work behind our mission.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Operations

People (2)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Technical Recruiter

Initiative / Team

Central

You will lead the hiring delivery for a function, provide direction on a diverse and sophisticated set of candidate markets and build strategies to allow us to source, engage and hire the best talent.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

People

Technical Sourcer

Initiative / Team

Central

You will be a key partner and consultant to our recruiters and hiring managers working closely with them to drive sourcing practices and strategy in order to build the technical infrastructure that enables CZI to scale.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

People

Policy, Advocacy, Research (2)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Director, Movement and Capacity Building

Initiative / Team

Central

You will develop, oversee and execute org-wide as well as community-based and movement focused training and capacity building offerings for CZI grantees, and build and maintain central infrastructure for capacity building that the initiatives can leverage.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Policy, Advocacy, Research

Movement Capacity Building Strategist

Initiative / Team

Central

You will foster collaboration with movement leaders and organizations to provide ecosystems of advocates, grantees, and stakeholders with the support to generate strategy, win policy victories, and build infrastructure, and create lasting change.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Policy, Advocacy, Research

Product (3)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Genome Assembly Application Scientist, Shasta, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

As an Application Scientist in the Shasta team, you will work with scientists and engineers from CZI and our research partners to advance the state of genome sequencing, to sequence novel organisms, and to improve clinical genomics.
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Redwood City, CA

Science

Product

Product Applications Scientist, Imaging, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

As a Product Applications Scientist in the Imaging Program, you will represent the voice of our scientific users, both researchers and bioimage analysts, to the rest of the team and ensure that the community tools we are contributing to meet our users bioimaging needs.
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Redwood City, CA

Science

Product

Product Manager, Education

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will lead a core product area with a cross-functional team of engineering, design, research, data science, learning science, and operations.
Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Product

Science Programs (2)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Data Manager, Single-Cell Biology, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

Our team is seeking a Data Manager with experience in biological data formats, biological data analysis, and project leadership to join the Single-Cell Biology program, which currently supports over 200 grantees around the world.
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Redwood City, CA (Open to Remote)

Science

Science Programs

Science Program Manager, Neurodegeneration

Initiative / Team

Science

You will work with grantees in the neurodegeneration program including hands-on work such as data analysis and visualization, developing training and mentoring opportunities for grantees and their trainees, reviewing grant proposals, participating in and planning hackathons, and developing collaborations with external scientists.
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Redwood City, CA

Science

Science Programs

Technical Program Management (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Technical Project Manager, Meta, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

This is an opportunity to work closely with a dynamic and collaborative team of product managers, computational biologists, engineers, designers, and user researchers who are focused on supporting the scientific community at-large.
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Redwood City, CA

Science

Technical Program Management