State of California

California Office of Digital Innovation

The Office of Digital Innovation uses people-centered design and technology to reimagine and deliver more equitable, effective services to Californians.

We’re hiring

ODI is looking for creative and inspired people committed to making state government more accessible and effective for all Californians. We’re currently recruiting for:

IT Specialist I

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What we do

We focus on creating and delivering lasting change, not just quick fixes. Our approach starts by understanding what Californians need and how those needs are being met. We work with state agencies and departments to reimagine the processes, policies, and technology systems that problems are rooted in.

Create solutions

Build intuitive digital solutions like websites, data systems, and APIs, that make it easier to access state services.

More accessibility

Redesign how the state shows information, so all Californians can use it, understand it and get the resources they need.

Prototype services

Envision solutions that anticipate Californians’ needs and help them get assistance quickly and with minimal effort.

Raise empathy

Gather and share data and insights about Californians’ needs and challenges to improve programs and policy.

Improve equity

Identify and eliminate inequity, exclusion, and bias in state program requirements, policies, and technical systems.

Build capacity

Equip state workers with the training and tools they need to understand people’s needs and create better services.

Drive efficiencies

Streamline state processes by eliminating redundancy, automating steps and reducing paper-to-digital transfer.

Frame priorities

Focus leaders’ attention on those issues and problems that matter most to Californians and recommend solutions.

Safeguard rights

Encourage data portability, collaboration, and transparency while protecting Californians’ security and privacy.


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Some of our projects

We believe that both large-and small-scale change is essential if we’re going to transform how state government serves Californians. Our work reflects this..

Designing for people

With, we showed how user research, content design, and technology can make digital services easier to use.

Correcting search

When the info that comes up in a Google search is wrong, it’s a problem. So we’re showing departments how to make sure their info is right.

Equity in data

We’re setting a new standard for how government makes data available, ensuring it’s accessible and fast, a critical step toward increasing equity.

Anticipating needs

We’ve developed a new tool that anticipates and meets user needs by reviewing site searches, updating quick answer topics and content.

Pioneering accessibility

We’re using high-and low-tech methods to establish a new standard of accessibility.

People research

We’re asking Californians directly about their needs, challenges and expectations, helping create a culture of data-driven decision making.


Who we are

We hire and develop cross-discipline staff with blended backgrounds in tech, design, data, policy, strategy, and research. Our team comes from within the public and private sector. We understand the intricacies of government services and programs. We bring empathy, curiosity, data, technology, and a host of other tools to identifying and solving problems.


California needs you

If you’re interested in building solutions to help solve problems like COVID-19 vaccine distribution, homelessness, or any of the many issues facing California today:

Join our team