California Office of Digital Innovation
The Office of Digital Innovation (ODI) partners with state departments to improve government services. Our vision is to create programs that put Californians first. We use people-centered design to discover technological innovation that serves Californians’ needs. We see a California that is equitable, efficient, and data-inspired.
We’re looking for great people to join our team.
Learn about ODI’s vision and where we’re headed.
Discover how ODI has improved the digital experience for Californians.
What we do
We focus on creating and delivering lasting change, not quick fixes. Our approach starts by understanding what Californians need and how their needs are being met. We work with state departments to reimagine the processes, policies, and technology systems that problems are rooted in. Read more on our blog.
Build intuitive digital solutions (like websites, data systems, and APIs) that make it easier to access state services.
Redesign how the state provides information, so all Californians can use it, understand it, and get the resources they need.
Envision solutions that anticipate Californians’ needs and get them help quickly and easily.
Gather and share data about Californians’ needs and challenges. Use these insights to improve programs and policy.
Identify and end inequity, exclusion, and bias in state program requirements, policies, and technical systems.
Equip state workers with training and tools to understand people’s needs and create better services.
Streamline state processes by eliminating redundancy, automating steps, and reducing paper-to-digital transfer.
Focus leaders’ attention on issues and problems that matter most to Californians and recommend solutions.
Encourage data portability, collaboration, and transparency while protecting Californians’ security and privacy.
Large-and small-scale change are both essential to improving how state government serves Californians. Our work reflects this.
Designing with people
We used user research, content design, and accessible technology on Alpha.ca.gov to focus on people’s needs. Here’s one example of how we made digital services easier to use.
Creating content design standards
Drawing on lessons learned, we created content design principles. They empower departments to focus on user needs and meet Californians where they are.
Equity in data
We’re setting a new standard for how government makes data available. We put accessibility and speed first. This is a critical step toward increasing equity.
We improved the covid19.ca.gov search tool by showing quick answer content. This anticipated users’ needs by showing them relevant info with one click.
We’re using high and low-tech methods to create a new standard of accessibility.
We ask Californians directly about their needs, challenges, and expectations. This fosters a culture of data-driven decision making.
Careers at ODI
We’re looking for creative and inspired people who want to make state government more accessible and effective for all Californians. We’re currently recruiting for:
Equal Employment Officer (open through January 7, 2022)
If this opportunity does not match your skill set, but you’re still interested in joining the team, sign up to receive alerts about other opportunities as they become available.
Who we are
We hire and develop staff with blended backgrounds in tech, design, data, policy, strategy, and research. Our team comes from 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.
- Zain Ali, Student Assistant
- Britt Allen, Data Strategist
- Chad Bratton, Head of IT
- Jim Bumgardner, Senior Engineer
- Christian Crumlish, Product Manager
- Peggy Gartin, Content Designer
- Clara Gonzalez Sueyro, User Researcher
- Dave Guarino, Product Lead
- Aaron Hans, Senior Engineer
- Jon Jensen, Full Stack Developer
- Zakiya Khabir, Full Stack Developer
- Konstantin Koryaka, Full Stack Developer
- Justin Lai, User Researcher
- Adam Little, Designer
- Laura Littlefield, Administration
- Jessica Lopez, Executive Fellow
- Jeffery Marino, Insights Product Lead
- Carter Medlin, Full Stack Developer
- Jenn Moran, Deputy Director, Talent
- Anne Neville-Bonilla, Acting Director
- JP Petrucione, Deputy Director, Communications and Insights
- Nick Polisner, Student Assistant
- Rebecca Sanjabi, Data Engineer
- Chach Sikes, Senior Engineer
- Michael Sullivan, Content Designer
- Ehb Teng, Product Manager
- Debra Waltman, Administration Chief
- Jared Yee, Product Manager
- Dana Chisnell, Content Designer
- Kimberly Glenn, Delivery manager
- Oriel Gomez, Fellow
- Hillary Hoeber, User Researcher
- Eric Hysen, Project Lead
- Artem Khomishen, UX Designer
- Hannah Lee, Product Lead
- Corey Mahoney, Content Designer
- Angelica “Angie” Quirarte, Deputy Director, Projects
- Jen Tress, Recruitment and Talent Lead
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: