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

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 (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Communications Manager, Justice & Opportunity

Initiative / Team

Justice & Opportunity, Central

You will plan for key announcements, launch moments and storytelling opportunities across the JOI portfolio. Focus on elevating the issues and the work of partner organizations across CZI’s channels and in the media.
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Redwood City, CA

Justice & Opportunity, Central

Brand & Communications

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

Initiative / Team

Education

You will coordinate technology team efforts to understand, measure, and improve implementation of the various components of the Summit Learning Platform.
Redwood City, CA

Education

Data

Design (5)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Director, Design & User Experience Research, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

You will lead, develop, mentor and inspire a user experience research and design team, currently at 8 full-time employees plus 2-3 contractors. This requires setting clear goals, managing project loads and allocating team members’ time and effort, ensuring deadlines are met and setting up team members for overall success. Partner and collaborate cross-functionally with product management, engineering, data science, program officers, and leadership to ensure that research insights and design work are delivered in a timely and impactful manner.
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Redwood City, CA

Science

Design

Senior Product Designer, Design Systems, Education

Initiative / Team

Education

You will help guide our design system efforts by working directly with product designers, front-end developers, and our design systems team to help us maintain a best-in-class design system practice. This means being both a strong individual contributor working cross-functionally with design and engineering as well as being a systems-level thinker with a passion and interest in design systems.
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Redwood City, CA

Education

Design

Senior Product Designer, Education

Initiative / Team

Education

You will lead Product Design on an interdisciplinary team with a broad surface area. Be comfortable solving problems with pixels, programs, or training. Be ready to strive every day to make learning easier and more delightful for students and teachers.
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Redwood City, CA

Education

Design

Senior Product Designer, Justice & Opportunity

Initiative / Team

Justice & Opportunity, Technology

You will design user experiences for products that support communities, advocates, and practitioners within the criminal justice system. You will be an individual contributor working collaboratively with product management, research and engineering.
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Redwood City, CA

Justice & Opportunity, Technology

Design

Senior User Experience Researcher, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

You will conduct mixed-methods research to better understand the needs of the scientific community to foster faster-paced and more open, collaborative scientific discovery.
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Redwood City, CA

Science

Design

Education Programs (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Director of Operations, Education

Initiative / Team

Education

You will be part of the Education Initiative leadership team where you will shape, maintain and continuously improve our operational processes and tools to enable our complex collaborations, and foster a culture that enables everyone to contribute their best work.
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Redwood City, CA

Education

Education Programs

Engineering (11)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Engineering Manager, Developer Infrastructure, Education

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will lead and manage one of the teams in the Infrastructure group within the Chan Zuckerberg Education Initiative. This team serves the Initiative’s mission to build innovative personalized learning environment, in partnership with leaders in the education field.
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Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer, Backend 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

Senior Software Engineer, Curriculum, Education

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will build scalable, adaptable server and client side code to help teachers facilitate learning and students build skills and knowledge through curriculum.
Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer, Developer Infrastructure, Education

Initiative / Team

Education, Technology

You will analyze and improve reliability and performance of CZI Education’s products and build infrastructure tools to support efficiency of other engineering teams.
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Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer (Frontend), IDseq, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

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

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer, Frontend Infrastructure (Performance), 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 Software Engineer (Frontend), Mentoring Products, Education

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 that support new mentoring products.
Redwood City, CA

Education, Technology

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer (Generalist), IDseq, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

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

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer, Imaging, Science

Initiative / Team

Science, Technology

You will have the opportunity to work closely with a collaborative team of scientists, engineers, product managers, designers and user researchers, building analysis and visualization tools for exploring and analyzing biological imaging data
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Redwood City, CA

Science, Technology

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer, Single-Cell Engineering Team

Initiative / Team

Science

You will provide tech leadership for a team building cloud-based tools and infrastructure that support a global community of scientists and engineers advancing the frontiers of single-cell biology.
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Redwood City, CA

Science

Engineering

Tech Lead Manager, Criminal Justice, Justice and Opportunity

Initiative / Team

Justice & Opportunity, Technology

You will create technology products for communities, advocates, and practitioners within the criminal justice system.
Redwood City, CA

Justice & Opportunity, Technology

Engineering

Finance (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Foundation Accounting Manager

Initiative / Team

Central

You will work with various other teams at CZI and external partners to manage these processes, including: FP&A, our Investments Team, the Ventures Team, the Grants Finance Team, the Grants Management Team, and external consultants.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Finance

IT (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Senior System Administrator, Corporate Systems, Infrastructure & Security

Initiative / Team

Technology, Central

You will work cross-functionally within CZI’s Infrastructure team, and across the organization, to deploy modern enterprise systems that drive the work behind our mission. We believe that the management of end user devices and corporate systems should be treated as a true engineering and security challenge, no less than that of managing and securing production servers.
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Redwood City, CA

Technology, Central

IT

Infrastructure & Security (3)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Lead Product Security Engineer, Infrastructure & Security

Initiative / Team

Technology, Central

The product security team works to secure products being developed across all of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Members of the product security team have an impact on all of CZI’s initiatives by championing security principles during the software development lifecycle and by building scalable, cleverly engineered ‘paved roads’ which give strong security assurances by default. In this role, you will critically examine the existing applications, identify the areas of greatest impact, lay out the roadmap for the team, and begin to build the highest impact solutions.
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Redwood City, CA

Technology, Central

Infrastructure & Security

Sr. Product Security Engineer, Infrastructure & Security

Initiative / Team

Technology, Central

The product security team works to secure products being developed across all of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Members of the product security team have an impact on all of CZI’s initiatives by championing security principles during the software development lifecycle and by building scalable, cleverly engineered ‘paved roads’ which give strong security assurances by default. In this role, you will own whole domains of high-impact engineering work, working cross-functionally to see them through from concept to completion.
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Redwood City, CA

Technology, Central

Infrastructure & Security

Sr. Site Reliability Engineer, 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

Infrastructure & Security

Investments (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Summer Analyst, Investments

Initiative / Team

Central

You will be involved across the investment process, from participating in meetings with existing and prospective managers, conducting investment due diligence, and monitoring existing investments
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Investments

Justice & Opportunity Programs (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Program Associate, Criminal Justice Reform

Initiative / Team

Justice & Opportunity

You will support programs related to decarceration, second chances, and prosecutorial reform. This is an opportunity to play a key role in a dynamic, cross-functional team that is leveraging grant-making, advocacy, movement and capacity building, communications, and technology development to deepen criminal justice reform efforts across the country.
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Redwood City, CA

Justice & Opportunity

Justice & Opportunity Programs

Legal and Grants (2)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Grants Manager, Legal and Grants, Science

Initiative / Team

Central

You will support the full lifecycle of all grants, from initial ideation, through all diligence and compliance processes, through to final reporting and evaluation, across CZI Initiatives and funding vehicles.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Legal and Grants

Product & Privacy Counsel, Legal and Grants

Initiative / Team

Central

You will help us design and build 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 an early member of the CZI Legal and Grants team that helps build the culture of our team and the entire organization.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Legal and Grants

Operations (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Senior Payroll Accountant

Initiative / Team

Central

You will be responsible for the timely processing of the payroll for CZI and assist with the Foundation payroll as needed. The position will perform a variety of payroll accounting functions in preparation, distribution and reporting of payroll while ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Operations

People (3)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Head of Technology Recruiting

Initiative / Team

Central

You will develop current and new hiring and recruitment strategies and create pipelines of talent from diverse backgrounds. This is a highly people-driven position, and you will serve as the primary employment brand ambassador and recruitment representative for our technology team at CZI
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Redwood City, CA

Central

People

HR Business Partner

Initiative / Team

Central

You will support the VP, People and organizational leaders to execute our strategy around hiring, developing, and engaging our teams working to create that future. Our vision for the world starts with the culture we’re building. Our organization should be diverse, equitable, and inclusive for everyone — and reflect the communities we serve. We believe we can set a new precedent for the worlds of tech and philanthropy, and we want you to help lead the charge.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

People

Technical Recruiter

Initiative / Team

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

People

Product (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Senior Product Applications Scientist, Single-Cell Biology, Science

Initiative / Team

Science

You will have hands-on experience in data analysis, data visualization, and programming languages (including R, python).
Redwood City, CA

Science

Product

Science Programs (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Science Program Officer, Computational Biology

Initiative / Team

Science

You will work laterally across programs to identify computational and quantitative needs, and to implement the solutions that make them more than the sum of their parts.
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Redwood City, CA

Science

Science Programs

Technical Program Management (1)
Title Brief Location Initiative / Team
Technology Business Partner, Recruiting Systems, Business Systems

Initiative / Team

Central

You will be the strategic partner to our Recruiting team, playing an integral role in ensuring that Recruiting strategy fits into the organization's overall Infrastructure strategy. You will be an integral contributor to a world-class application engineering team, focused on growth from within the organization and mentorship.
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Redwood City, CA

Central

Technical Program Management