Civilian Full Time Role Interest at DIU

United States
Full Time
Interested in Opportunities


*This is not a job description for a specific job opening at DIU*

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), has a variety of missions which bring academic and private sector solutions to national security problems.  To accomplish this mission, we seek a wide variety of backgrounds including military experience, high technology product development and leadership and general program management experience.

We have three organizational components within DIU:

Core DIU is a project-based organization seeking industry and project management experience with familiarity of the technologies we focus on:  advanced energy and materials, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, cyber, human systems (any technology that optimizes human performance in an adversarial environment), and space.

National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC) is a new initiative which aims to catalyze private investment in dual-use hardware technology by making grants to companies that can be future DIU vendors.  NSIC seeks investor or technology leadership experience who can vet potential early-stage companies for investments that benefit national security.

National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) manages programs which facilitate new pathways for talent into DoD, help companies commercialize technology for DoD and events which ask students from major universities to solve national security problems such as the Hacking 4 Defense course.  NSIN seeks managers who can develop and administer programs as well as outreach professionals to work with universities, accelerators and incubators.

If you are interested in a civilian role at DIU, please feel free to share your resume and interest by completing this questionnaire.  Indicating your interest here does not guarantee your future employment to DIU. Our Talent Management team will reference this pool as we have openings come up throughout the year.  We are a small team and only have a small amount of turnover, however we would love to hear from you!  

Special Authorities currently utilized at DIU:

Intergovernment Personnel Act (IPA), Special Government Employee (SGE), Highly Qualified Expert (HQE)

*If you are looking for military Reserve/Guard part time opportunities please click here, if you are active duty and interested in serving at DIU, please engage with your career management team, and you can also indicate your interest here.

Thank you for your interest in DIU,

DIU Talent Management



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