We have a catalog of benefits and perks that span from the traditional to the unique. From outstanding retirement contributions and generous tuition reimbursement, to a variety of health and wellness plans. Most employees are able to choose a 9/80 schedule, which means every other Friday off to focus on work-life balance, and live healthy, fulfilling lives.
JPL holds a unique place in the universe. We are a leader in robotic space exploration, sending rovers to Mars and probes into the farthest reaches of the solar system. We help build telescopes that peer at some of the earliest galaxies, and satellites to advance understanding of our home, here on Earth. There is no better place to be on the planet - or off the planet - for those who are driven by curiosity, purpose, and engaging with amazing people. Since 1958, NASA has entrusted JPL with some of its biggest challenges and boldest steps into making the unknown known. And as Caltech employees, we are uniquely positioned to meet those challenges through world-class engineering, science and technology, benefiting humanity through our missions, innovations, and research.
And it’s the bold, passionate spirit of our people; the deep expertise and incredible diversity of our collective experiences, backgrounds and skills, that makes JPL so awe-inspiring. We Dare Mighty Things, together. Come join us.
“Being a part of the team that builds and tests the spacecraft of the future is awe inspiring to me. It never gets old waking up in the morning and knowing that I’ll be helping to advance technology that will benefit exploration of our universe both near and far.”
Flight Systems Engineer
"There’s a lot to love. I believe in the work we do. We all share a common goal. We’ve assembled not only great minds, but also really great personalities and characters."
"I suggest getting an internship as soon as possible. Attend events like JPL's Open House. Network and talk to JPLers every chance you get."
Enterprise Applications Software Engineer
"Every day I've worked at JPL, especially when on-Lab, I feel inspired to dream higher. To dream better. It's a feeling I am thankful to experience in my career."
Operations Systems Engineer
You too can be part of one-of-a-kind science, research and technology that help our fellow humans, here on Earth and one day out there in space. We also offer careers in the business of space, including administration, communications, human resources, finance and more.
In partnership with the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and iRelaunch, JPL’s Discovery Project is a returnship program that focuses on bringing professionals back to the workforce after an extended absence of a year or more.
Our JPL recruiters and technical representatives participate in many career fairs and conferences throughout the year. They do interviews, talks, and on-the-spot offers, so if you’re interested in a career at JPL, don’t miss out, and register today for an event near you.
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