Discover your future in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Join our 300,000 STEM Civilians working at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and use your expertise to propel groundbreaking discoveries and engineer solutions to global challenges.

Tackle Tomorrow’s Challenges at the DoD Today

At the forefront of global security, the Department of Defense (DoD) uses cutting-edge science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to safeguard national interests and support our military. Whether it’s researching molecular cells, studying the vast ocean, or expanding missions in space, the DoD has a place for you.


Developing technology used for national security.

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Medical, Health, and Wellness

Discovering the Nation’s scientific breakthroughs.

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Financial Management

More than just balancing the books. Help DOD organizations properly manage and operate their finances to support national security objectives.

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Human Resources

Support human resources services to both the military and civilian workforce.

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Types of STEM Careers at the DoD:

  • Accountant
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Researcher
  • Astrophysicist
  • Automation Programmer
  • Biochemist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Coastal Engineer
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Data Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Doctor
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forester
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • GIS Analyst
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Machine Learning Scientist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Nurse
  • Oceanographer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Space Systems Operator
  • Statistician
  • And many more

Countless Opportunities Across All STEM Fields

As the largest STEM employer in the federal government, the DoD offers many, diverse STEM opportunities.


As the largest STEM employer in the federal government, the DoD offers many, diverse STEM opportunities.

Developing satellite systems to facilitate data sharing and coordination among military units worldwide, supporting humanitarian missions, disaster relief efforts, and peacekeeping operations.

Implementing cybersecurity measures to safeguard DoD networks and information systems.

Conducting biotechnological research, aiding in the development of medical treatments and countermeasures against emerging infectious diseases and health threats.

Pioneering advancements in materials science and engineering to develop armor protection and enhance safety.

Current Opportunities

Browse our featured jobs to see all current DoD openings. Filter by job title, location, organization, grade, job family, and more. Click on any position to get more information and apply.

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Unlock the Benefits of a Civilian Career with the DOD

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Up to 26 Days of Annual Leave Per YearUp to 26 Days of Annual Leave Per Year
Family and Dependent CareFamily and Dependent Care
Funded Training OpportunitiesFunded Training Opportunities
Opportunities around the worldOpportunities around the world

What civilian employees are saying about working in STEM at the DoD


DON Naval Surface Warfar Center


“What is more interesting working on something like fasteners in the car industry or designing and producing rocket motors used for close air support for our Armed Forces? The decision is a no-brainer. I am driven by and impressed by the great work performed at the Warfare Center and the contributions we make to support our military men and women.”

Bernadette Wackerle, Rocket Engineer



DON Naval Air Systems Command


“There is not a day where I don’t either learn something new or teach it. There is a great spirit of camaraderie in this organization that helps us to achieve the organizations goals, and everyone is willing to help you meet your portion of it.”

Johann Soto, Electronics Engineer



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