Build your own legacy
Working at SRI means being part of what’s next—something big, but in small enough teams to see your work matter. To contribute collectively to the greater good.
Here, you belong, just as you are. We cultivate a working environment that engages exceptional identities, perspectives, and experiences. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a layer we add to our daily lives; it’s embedded in who we are and what we do.
1,600 EmployeesRepresenting 70+ countries
50%Researchers with advanced degrees
Working in the real world
We translate leading-edge research into tangible things. From education and engineering to bioscience and product design, we build smart, strategic teams, who collaborate to solve some of today’s greatest scientific and societal challenges. And, since innovation is core to what we do, we’re dedicated to creating an accepting and collaborative environment where everyone can bring their best selves to work. Learn more about the values we bring to work each and every day.
Here’s how we help you find it
From internships and fellowships for students at all levels, to employee resource groups that empower our family of co-workers, SRI is dedicated to pursuing programming for people in all stages of their careers. We operate from a place of respect, belonging, and access to resources that will enable you to achieve success.
“One of the things that’s special about SRI is that we genuinely value creativity — new ways of thinking about problems. We’re looking for people who want to make a difference in the world, can see things from a different perspective, and can work ahead of the curve to solve problems.”Kathlynn Brown, PhDPresident, Biosciences Division
Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee identity or experience-based groups that are inclusive and welcoming to all. They’re just one of the many initiatives at SRI designed to help foster a sense of community and belonging throughout the institute.
A network of Black professionals and allies, Black@SRI fosters an inclusive, supportive workplace environment through empowerment, mentorship, collaboration, and celebration of Black employees’ diverse experiences and contributions. We create a sense of belonging, promote professional growth, and advocate for equity and equality by encouraging all SRI employees to hold a safe space for networking and allyship.
The mission of the Parents & Caregivers of Children (PaCC) is to provide SRI parents and caregivers of children with confidence, resources, and knowledge to help balance their work and family. Through education, collaboration, and advocacy, we strive to make working parents and caregivers of children feel supported which will contribute to the retention and attraction of working parents and caregivers of children at SRI.
Advocating to make SRI a preferred workplace for current and future team members from the LGBTQ+ community, Prism is creating a welcoming, fair, and safe community while raising awareness of the value of full inclusion and authenticity. We provide an open social and networking forum for LGBTQ+ team members and allies, and we give back to our local communities to empower diversity, equity, and inclusion from the inside out.
The Women in Business (WIB) employee resource group was created to provide a peer support and mentorship program, improve the pipeline of gender diverse talent through outreach; and promote organizational inclusion of women in business process and decision making for those in business, financial, foundational function, and strategic function roles across the company.
A network of SRI women, the Women in STEM Employee Resource Group (WISE) works to improve gender diversity by creating pipelines to emerging female talent. We support and advocate for one another, foster a positive professional culture, and provide a space for sharing knowledge, encouraging mentorship and sponsoring events that promote inclusion.
Be a part of our work
SRI’s CEO says the team shares a passion for engaging with others to identify challenges and determine how our innovations can have impact.
The director of SRI’s Hardware Research & Technology Lab: “Our goal is to have impact on the world around us.”
SRI’s President of Commercialization shares how incredible it is to consider the ways the projects at SRI are truly making a difference.
SRI’s staff members are our greatest asset and the foundation of our success. We strive to reward employees for their hard work, dedication and passion for making a difference. Our benefits support the whole person in and out of the workplace.
SRI’s mission is to create and deliver world-changing solutions for a safer, healthier, and more sustainable future. Our focus on health and wellness for our employees means we offer a variety of plans and programs for you and your family.
The time you spend away from work is important to help you recharge and refresh. We make sure you get it.
Family is often an integral part of a well-rounded life. We help you take care of family members, no matter what stage of life.
Having a secure retirement future helps you focus on living in the present. Our plans help you prepare for retirement in a way that works for you today.
- Medical plans, dental, vision and employee assistance plans
- 12 paid holidays and three to five weeks of PTO each year
- 401(k) retirement plan with a generous matching contribution
- Back-up childcare, adoption benefits, referral services for child, elder and pet care
- Health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA)
- Life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and business travel accident insurance
- Short- and long-term disability plans
- Discount pricing for auto and home insurance
- Fitness and commuting benefits
- Credit union
- Prepaid legal
- Identity theft protection
- Cigna accidental injury, hospital Care, and critical illness plans
We have thrived for so many years because we value our employees’ wellness. Our Menlo Park headquarters and our Palo Alto campus feature fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment including cardio, strength training, and selectorized machines, group exercise rooms, and locker rooms with showers and storage areas. Employees at other locations may be eligible to receive a fitness subsidy.
SRI enriches the science and technology community by training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate student interns. Our internship participants experience a broad spectrum of activities from learning how to write grant proposals and client reports to articulating ideas and conducting hands-on research.
Student interns have opportunities to present their work, attend seminars and engage with their peers. Students benefit from having an assigned advisor and from working in an environment that includes some of the R&D community’s most innovative contributors.
Specific to undergraduates, SRI participates in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The REU program provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduates to participate in research at SRI and benefit from the collegial atmosphere of collaboration and communication among all members of their laboratory.
All interns must have current full-time undergraduate or graduate student status at an accredited college institution, plus unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Positions are designed to supplement education and career direction. Job duties are tied to a specific project and training is provided in parallel to the classroom curriculum.
SRI enriches the science and technology community by shaping postdoctoral students into professional researchers. Postdoctoral fellowship positions are available to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens of high scientific and scholastic achievement who have recently received their doctoral degrees and want to continue their research and training under the guidance of a senior SRI staff member.
Postdoctoral positions are usually for a one-year period and may be extended by mutual agreement in one-year increments for a second or third year (completion of the period is not obligatory for either party). In many cases, postdoctoral fellows at SRI have the opportunity to become career researchers or scientists. SRI provides full benefits to our postdoctoral fellows, and relocation assistance is provided.
To explore job opportunities please click here and search “Intern” or “Postdoctoral Fellow.”
In compliance with government regulations, SRI International uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for newly-hired employees.
For information regarding your legal rights and protections, please click on the following links:
- Know Your Rights
- Pay Transparency
- Right to Work (English)
- Right to Work (Spanish)
- E-Verify (English)
- E-Verify (Spanish)
- Notice of Availability
- EEO-AAP Policy Statement
Export control and employment policy
U.S. Export Laws restrict the transfer of technology to citizens of certain countries. Your employment at SRI is contingent upon SRI’s obtaining any required export licenses. If you are a foreign national from one of the following embargoed countries — Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria — SRI is unable to hire you due to U.S. Government trade and economic sanctions.
Please note that employment with SRI International is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
“SRI is an amazing place. We’re always years ahead of everyone else. And one of the reasons I’ve stayed so long, and the reason I think others enjoy working here, is because you’re not put in a box — if you see a gap, go fill it. If you can help, go help.”Steve PernaPRESIDENT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS DIVISION
Frequently asked questions
The best way to be considered for a position at SRI is to complete an application and submit your resume through our career portal.
All job openings can be found here. You can customize your search by entering key words, job category, title and location.
Once you’ve created an account through our career portal, you can apply for jobs that meet your interest. Once you’ve applied, you can track the status of your application under the applications tab.
You’ll receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application and then you should receive a status update within two to three weeks of submitting your application.
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