CZI TECH CAREERS

Help Us Build A Better Future For Everyone

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I love being able to contribute to positive change, and I feel we are able to do that at CZI.

Justine Larsen

Engineering Manager on the Imaging team in Science

June 2021 | High school students with their teacher, piloting Along, a Teacher-Student Connection Builder that builds meaningful connections between teachers and their students so that every student feels seen and known. | Photograph by CZI

Kari Lee is the education team’s Engineering Director at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. | Photo by Dale Ramos

Grantees collaborate during a working session at the CZI Essential Open Source Software for Science meeting. Photo by Scott Murphy, CZI.

Justin Taraska is working with a team of scientists to merge fluorescence and electron microscopy to visualize the structure of proteins and organelles at the cell’s surface. | Photo courtesy of The National Institutes of Health

WHY JOIN CZI?

Positively Impact the World

SciTech

Work on game-changing open-source solutions that can accelerate the pace of progress in science and support our mission to eradicate all diseases by the end of the century.

EdTech

You’ll create products that build connections between teachers and students, and help all children receive exactly what they need to to be successful in school and to thrive beyond the classroom.

Develop Your Career

Continue to invest in yourself to advance your career. Learn from our diversely skilled team through regular mentorship and enjoy access to professional development funding, training and innovation programs.

Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Collaborate directly with other thought partners in the fields of education and science. From infectious disease experts to biomedical researchers, or child development experts to school leaders, we take an inclusive-design approach to address the needs of our communities.

Taking On The Toughest Challenges

To truly move the needle our work is fueled by our mission (not by profits). We need big-picture visionaries, problem-solvers and risk-takers to make an impact and to build a better future for everyone.

WHY JOIN CZI?

Positively Impact the World

June 2021 | High school students with their teacher, piloting Along, a Teacher-Student Connection Builder that builds meaningful connections between teachers and their students so that every student feels seen and known. | Photograph by CZI

SciTech

Work on game-changing open-source solutions that can accelerate the pace of progress in science and support our mission to eradicate all diseases by the end of the century.

EdTech

You’ll create products that build connections between teachers and students, and help all children receive exactly what they need to to be successful in school and to thrive beyond the classroom.

Develop Your Career

Kari Lee is the education team’s Engineering Director at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. | Photo by Dale Ramos

Continue to invest in yourself to advance your career. Learn from our diversely skilled team through regular mentorship and enjoy access to professional development funding, training and innovation programs.

Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Grantees collaborate during a working session at the CZI Essential Open Source Software for Science meeting. Photo by Scott Murphy, CZI.

Collaborate directly with other thought partners in the fields of education and science. From infectious disease experts to biomedical researchers, or child development experts to school leaders, we take an inclusive-design approach to address the needs of our communities.

Taking On The Toughest Challenges

Justin Taraska is working with a team of scientists to merge fluorescence and electron microscopy to visualize the structure of proteins and organelles at the cell’s surface. | Photo courtesy of The National Institutes of Health

To truly move the needle our work is fueled by our mission (not by profits). We need big-picture visionaries, problem-solvers and risk-takers to make an impact and to build a better future for everyone.

Diversity, Equity, & 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. We have several employee resource groups to support our diverse workforce and two that are tech-focused, Sprouts (early career resource group) and Women In Tech.

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24%

of our technology team are from historically underrepresented groups*

52%

of our technology team are women

*Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, or two or more races.

SCITECH

CZI isn’t your typical tech company. We stay close to challenges on the ground and the scientists that lead solutions. We work toward impact, rather than profit. Our team combines experience in industry and academia to innovate and promote best practices in software and product development, applying modern engineering and product methods to accelerate biomedical research.

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Product Design

Our in-house technology team consists of smaller product teams working on specific problems. These teams include product managers, engineers, data scientists, product designers, and UX researchers who work together to build tools and platforms that tackle science’s biggest challenges.

Product designers work with product managers, engineers, and scientists to design and build impactful experiences to support the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century. From start to finish, product designers are responsible for the entire design process: brainstorming solutions, iterating on interactions, creating visual polish, and giving design guidance to engineers as they implement.

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Engineering

Software engineers work closely with collaborative teams of scientists, engineers, product managers, designers, and user experience researchers to build software that accelerates the pace of biological science. For example, engineers on our single-cell biology team build end-to-end software solutions, including petabyte-scale data archives, analysis pipelines, and scientific visualization systems, with a domain focus on molecular and cellular-scale measurement of biological systems.

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User Experience Research

Our user experience (UX) research team conducts rigorous, mixed-methods research to better understand the needs of the scientific community when it comes to fostering faster-paced and more open, collaborative scientific discovery. UX researchers generate and iterate on human-centered design solutions to meet the needs of the scientific community in the spirit of advancing science.

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Product Management

At CZI Science, our Product team focuses on opportunities to deliver and scale value and impact, not profit. We deliver products that accelerate science, identify products that would be underfunded as commercial ventures, and build scientific communities by collaborating and leveraging technology. Product managers incubate, resource, and lead products in all stages of the development cycle.

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Computational Biology

Computational biologists advance our work in single-cell biology, microscopy and medical imaging, metagenomics, neurodegeneration, and more. Computational biologists bring domain expertise in specific biological areas—along with modern computational and statistical methods like data analysis and open-source software—to CZI’s grantmaking and to our grantees.

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Applied Research and Application Science

Application scientists collaborate with CZI’s scientific networks, collaborators, and partners to ensure that they can successfully utilize CZI software in their work. With their technical and scientific expertise, they build computational tools and engage with a global community of biomedical researchers, onboarding new scientist users and building a community around our product applications.

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Data Science and Analytics

Data scientists design and build data structures, data pipelines, and dashboards that support our tools, working cross-functionally to understand data needs. They also design experiments, collect and analyze data to assess progress, and gain insights to inform the strategy and direction of critical technologies for science.

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EDTECH

We bring together pedagogical experts, learning scientists and software product development teams to create tools for educators that enable them to better engage students and achieve whole child outcomes.

  • Partner with Gradient Learning to create learning experiences and tools like those found in Summit Learning and Along to help teachers differentiate learning experiences equitably and foster strong connections with their students
  • Expand access to educational models grounded in the science of learning and development
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Continuously improving with evidence

We believe in a data-driven approach to building products and research based on human development and learning science. Every team includes educators, learning scientists, and data scientists to evaluate the impact of our products.

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Building the best learning experience – for every kid

Our funding model allows us to put the student’s experience above all else and not be constrained by market pressures. We want to help transform classrooms so that every student gets the individualized support they need. We partner with learning scientists, human development experts, and educators to build a product that will work for all students and teachers across a wide range of skill levels, readiness, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Empowering teachers

We work with the Summit Learning Program to build tools that allow teachers to customize instruction to meet each of their student’s individual needs and develop deeper relationships with their students. With the relevant data and resources.

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Investing in privacy and security

We care deeply about privacy and security and build such considerations into our product development process from the beginning. If you’re interested in learning more, take a look at our Education Privacy Principles.

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Preparing students for life beyond school

We believe that students need to learn more in school than what is measured on standardized tests. Our tools help students set and track progress towards short- and long-term goals, make plans, demonstrate mastery when ready, and reflect on their learning with mentors. Through projects, students work with their teachers to apply knowledge, concepts, and skills to real-world scenarios they’ll encounter in life after school.

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Central Tech

The Central Technology organization builds stability, security, and shared solutions into our everyday work and infrastructure. We give our teams the solid foundation they need to focus on solving big problems — equipping Science and Education with solutions to build for the long term. Our team also works closely with partner organizations to support them in their technology needs.

We bring together a diverse group of engineers, technical program managers, and operational experts who work across all of CZI through our Infrastructure Engineering, Information Security, and Information Technology teams.

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Security is Paramount

At CZI, we build privacy and security into all of our work from day one. Our infrastructure teams work closely across the organization to keep information secure and cultivate a culture of next-generation security knowledge and practices.

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Use Our Stack

One of the most powerful things our Shared Infrastructure Engineering team does is create automation tools that all of our engineers can use, even if they’re not infrastructure specialists. We’ve begun sharing these tools starting with cztack and fogg, to help build and manage infrastructure across all of our teams, while ensuring everything being shipped across CZI is consistently reliable and secure.

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Enable Our Operations to Scale

We build systems that allow for hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to be made every year, for our initiative teams to communicate with the communities they serve, and for teams across CZI to scale their operations through building software and integrating great third-party products.

 

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Open Source

We make the infrastructure systems we build available as Open Source, share best practices and guides on running modern systems, and generally optimize for problem-solving together.

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Benefits for the whole you

Generous Time Off
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation time off
  • Paid sick time off
  • Paid jury duty time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid pregnancy disability leave
  • Paid family care leave
  • Paid medical leave
Ease Back from Parental Leave

Our parental leave allows new parents returning to work the option of working part-time for up to four weeks after their initial return to work

Matching Gift Program

CZI matches qualified donations to 501(c)(3) organizations by employees 1:1 up to an annual maximum amount.

Life of Services Gifts

CZI Life of Service Gifts are awarded to employees to ‘live the mission’ and support the causes closet to them. These gifts are awarded following key anniversaries. Employees may direct the gift to the 501(c)(3) of their choice in their name.

Professional Development Allowance

To support employees in growing their skills, knowledge, and abilities, CZI provides a professional development allowance to reimburse employees for eligible professional development expenses.

On-demand Learning (LinkedIn Learning)

CZI provides unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, an on-demand learning solution designed to help employees gain new skills and advance their career.

401(k) Retirement Plan

CZI Provides a generous match on employee 401(k) contributions to support planning for the future.

Commuter Benefits

Pre-tax transit and parking benefits, annual Caltrain passes subsidized for employees who take Caltrain to work once more per week and free onsite parking at our buildings.

Whole You Fund

Annual benefit for employees that can be used in the most meaningful way for them and their family such as housing, student loan repayment, childcare, commuter costs, or other life needs.

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

Access to emergency back-up child care and adult and elder care. Additional benefits include preferred enrollment at select centers and resources to find sitters and pet care.

Medical Dental and Vision Insurance

CZI provides 100% of the premium cost for employees and 75% of the premium cost for dependent coverage for medical, dental, and vision coverage.

Short and Long-term Disability Plans

Disability benefits protect employees and their families by providing a portion of their income during times when they are unable to work.

Fitness Reimbursement Program

CZI offers a monthly reimbursement for employee’s physical fitness costs (i.e. gym memberships, fitness classes).

Life and AD&D Insurance

Life insurance designed to protect employees and their families against loss of income due to accidental death.

Mental Wellness Benefits

Coaching and therapy care options include stress management, financial wellness, relationships, parenting transitions, career advice, inclusion and belonging, and other life challenges.

Paid Bereavement Time Off

Bereavement benefits are provided to attend a funeral and grieve for a family member or loved one.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Healthcare FSA and Dependent Care FSA available. Flexible spending accounts provide pre-tax savings on eligible expenses on healthcare and dependent care for employees and their families.

Family Forming Benefits

We help fund select infertility, surrogacy and adoption services.

Rejuvenate
Generous Time Off

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation time off
  • Paid sick time off
  • Paid jury duty time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid pregnancy disability leave
  • Paid family care leave
  • Paid medical leave

Ease Back from Parental Leave

Our parental leave allows new parents returning to work the option of working part-time for up to four weeks after their initial return to work

Live The Mission
Matching Gift Program

CZI matches qualified donations to 501(c)(3) organizations by employees 1:1 up to an annual maximum amount.

Life of Services Gifts

CZI Life of Service Gifts are awarded to employees to ‘live the mission’ and support the causes closet to them. These gifts are awarded following key anniversaries. Employees may direct the gift to the 501(c)(3) of their choice in their name.

Feed Your Brain
Professional Development Allowance

To support employees in growing their skills, knowledge, and abilities, CZI provides a professional development allowance to reimburse employees for eligible professional development expenses.

On-demand Learning (LinkedIn Learning)

CZI provides unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, an on-demand learning solution designed to help employees gain new skills and advance their career.

Get Financially Fit
401(k) Retirement Plan

CZI Provides a generous match on employee 401(k) contributions to support planning for the future.

Commuter Benefits

Pre-tax transit and parking benefits, annual Caltrain passes subsidized for employees who take Caltrain to work once more per week and free onsite parking at our buildings.

Whole You Fund

Annual benefit for employees that can be used in the most meaningful way for them and their family such as housing, student loan repayment, childcare, commuter costs, or other life needs.

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

Access to emergency back-up child care and adult and elder care. Additional benefits include preferred enrollment at select centers and resources to find sitters and pet care.

Be Well
Medical Dental and Vision Insurance

CZI provides 100% of the premium cost for employees and 75% of the premium cost for dependent coverage for medical, dental, and vision coverage.

Short and Long-term Disability Plans

Disability benefits protect employees and their families by providing a portion of their income during times when they are unable to work.

Fitness Reimbursement Program

CZI offers a monthly reimbursement for employee’s physical fitness costs (i.e. gym memberships, fitness classes).

Life and AD&D Insurance

Life insurance designed to protect employees and their families against loss of income due to accidental death.

Mental Wellness Benefits

Coaching and therapy care options include stress management, financial wellness, relationships, parenting transitions, career advice, inclusion and belonging, and other life challenges.

Paid Bereavement Time Off

Bereavement benefits are provided to attend a funeral and grieve for a family member or loved one.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Healthcare FSA and Dependent Care FSA available. Flexible spending accounts provide pre-tax savings on eligible expenses on healthcare and dependent care for employees and their families.

Family Forming Benefits

We help fund select infertility, surrogacy and adoption services.