We’re Hiring!

Are you passionate about San Jose? Are you looking for an opportunity to have an impact on the future of the country’s tenth largest city? San Jose’s Business and Economic Development Team is adding two new members!


We’re looking for two Executive Analysts focused on different aspects of our work:

  1. Housing Catalyst – to focus on getting more homes built faster in our city.
  2. Economic Data Analyst – to explore all the facets of our work through data.

Both positions will be engaged in all our work areas and directly support our mission of catalyzing investment and development, engaging with businesses, and supporting policy development.  We spend most of our time helping others get things done in San Jose, so you’ll need to enjoy working in a team and thrive in a fast paced environment.

Housing Catalyst

This job might be for you if:

  • You enjoy solving problems. You love finding new ways to get things done, bringing people together to work through issues, thinking creatively about why barriers occur and how best to navigate them.
  • You are passionate about this place. You see the opportunity in San Jose and are excited to share it with others. You want to get others excited about what they can do here.
  • You communicate clearly. You can break down complex terms and concepts and make them understandable to different people. You can be the intermediary between public and private sectors. You are comfortable working in person, on the phone and over email.
  • You think strategically and have an eye to the future. You want to look beyond the problems being overcome today and find ways to improve in the future. You’re passionate about ensuring positive change.

Economic Data Analyst

This job might be for you if:

  • You see the story in data. You see the connection between people, place and the economy through numbers, maps, and analysis. You can draw comparisons and contrasts through different data sets and indicators.
  • You look for the mechanics of the economy. You’re interested in the how and the why, as well as the what. You look for patterns and trends that others may not see.
  • Statistics are your friend. You care about how data is collected as well as what data is collected. You can go beyond simply pulling data and offer different perspectives.
  • You’re excited to wrangle data. We’re not going to kid ourselves, some data sets are messy and difficult to work with. You’re up for the challenge of figuring it out.

If you see yourself in these descriptions and want to work on some of the biggest issues facing Silicon Valley, we’re excited to meet you. Both positions are posted concurrently on the City’s Open-Competitive Recruitments site. You can read the details and apply here.

“I have worked in the private sector with Fortune 100 companies, in the not-for-profit world, and for agencies, and telling San Jose's economic development story is the best job I've had.  It's about wicked smart people working together for a great cause.”

Elisabeth Handler

Public Information Manager, Office of Economic Development, City of San Jose