FIRST Global is an international not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire science and technology leadership and innovation in young people across the world.


As an international robotics organization, FIRST Global’s mission is to inspire young people to become STEM leaders through the organizing of a yearly robotics competition open to high school students across the world – one team from every country.


We are always seeking volunteers who are hard-working self-starters and are willing to put in long hours for the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team, which is working to foster cross-cultural understanding and promote an interest in STEM through friendly Coopertition®. If you are interested in volunteering, see our Volunteers page.


For inquiries into current career opportunities, send your resume, cover letter, references, and relevant samples to

General Requirements:

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Exceptional multitasking capabilities
  • Sound judgment and ability to work with little oversight
  • Willingness to work long hours and weekends as necessary
  • The drive to take on additional responsibilities
  • A strong sense of humor

Current Openings

Software/Robotics Engineer

Compensation: $50,000 – $60,000 Annually

Benefits offered: 401K, Vision, Dental, Life, Medical

Employment Type: Full-time


As an international education non-profit, FIRST Global’s mission is to inspire young people to become STEM leaders through the organizing of a yearly international robotics competition open to high school students across the world – one team from every country.


We are currently seeking hardworking self-starters who are ready to put in long hours for the opportunity to join a dedicated team working to foster cross-cultural understanding and promote an interest in STEM education through friendly “Coopertition.”


General Requirements:
–Ability to meet tight deadlines
–Exceptional multitasking capabilities
–Sound judgment and ability to work with little oversight
–Willingness to work long hours and weekends as necessary
–The drive to take on additional responsibilities
–A strong sense of humor


Software / Robotics Engineer – Preferred Qualifications:
–Bachelors in Engineering or Computer Science
–Preferred majors: Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Mechatronics, Robotics
–Experience working with robotics systems
–Experience with software development
–Links to open source contributions would be appreciated
–Experience participating in robotics competitions (FIRST, VEX, WRO, etc.)
–Bi or multilingual, preferably in Spanish, French and/or Arabic


Primary Responsibilities:
–Assisting in the production of short instructional manuals
–Constructing and programming example competition robots for videos or demonstrations
–Providing virtual assistance to participating teams when they have technical questions about their robot
–Helping prepare for and providing technical assistance at the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge.

Communications Officer

FIRST Global is looking to add a creative, strategic communicator to its growing team. The ideal candidate will be agile, flexible, and able to clearly communicate the mission and impact of FIRST Global across multiple tasks, including social media, press engagement, and content creation (video, blogs, and other medium). This is an amazing opportunity to join an entrepreneurial communications team focused on storytelling and creating powerful campaigns on issues such as trust, transparency, accountability, responsiveness, and development.


This position requires a communications professional who is knowledgeable of and skilled in communication processes, organizing strategic outreach efforts and developing and managing communication planning calendars. Candidates with a background in writing and communications planning with an emphasis on integrated communications, messaging, communication outreach, and execution are strongly encouraged to apply.


Ideal candidates must be:

  • A consummate professional and an effective strategic communications practitioner.
  • An excellent communicator, writer, strategic thinker, and planner with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Passionate about their work and results-driven.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Demonstrate strong strategic communications skills, including organizational communications, planning, risk and crisis communications, public outreach.
  • Develop and implement communication plans for a variety of program campaigns.
  • Recommend communications strategies and approaches designed to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Edit and generate content for FIRST Global website, newsletter, presentations, reports, and occasional op-eds.
  • Participate in social media content promotion (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
  • Write and/or copy edit press releases and marketing material.
  • Lead on press outreach in U.S. and foreign countries.
  • Build and maintain international press lists and help oversee our press archive.


Qualifications and skills

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree coupled with 3 years of experience with strategic communications, planning, strategy, and tactical communications.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Experience in press outreach and media engagement.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong technology skills, including using major social media platforms, MS Office products, web browsers, and other technology resources.
  • Language skills strongly preferred, but not required.


FIRST Global offers a competitive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid holidays, paid sick, and vacation time.


FIRST Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This description reflects management assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Bachelor’s