Careers at Codexis


Create a brighter future

At Codexis, we share a common goal to discover and develop biosolutions that improve the health of people and the planet. To meet this goal, we look for individuals who enjoy collaboration, are eager to grow, and ready to embrace  meaningful challenges. Whether you are driven by science, or a different area of expertise, we need you to help us create a brighter future by joining us on our journey. 

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A shared set of core values

We place a huge emphasis on fostering a positive work culture through a set of shared core values such as entrepreneurship, integrity, and innovation. We empower employees to make a unique, positive impact and provide the flexibility to focus and the freedom to showcase their strengths. Diversity is valued and mutual trust is of paramount importance to the ethos at Codexis. We are proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s Best & Brightest Companies To Work For®.

We value our employees ...

Because everything we do is to improve the health of people and the planet; we apply the same principle with respect to our employees and are committed to their well-being by offering a broad range of benefits.

401(k) Plan

Codexis offers a company match, and employees may defer their pay up to limits set by the IRS.

Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

This voluntary program enables employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible medical and childcare expenses.

Equity Compensation

We believe in investing in our people. All Codexis employees are eligible for our Equity Compensation program.

Flexible Time Off

New employees are entitled to 20 days of flexible time off (combined vacation and sick days) annually. After five years of service, FTO increases to 25 days per year.


Codexis recognizes 14 company-paid holidays per year.

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Employees and their families, as well as domestic partners, are eligible for coverage offered through comprehensive medical plans (two HMO plans and one PPO plan) and a PPO dental and vision plan.

All plans are competitively priced, with Codexis paying a significant share of the cost of this coverage. All insurance is effective the first day of employment.

Health Plan Transparency in Coverage

Blue Shield: Blue Shield of California – Treatment Cost Estimator

Codexis complies with Federal Transparency in Coverage regulations by providing this link to machine readable files related to the health plans offered to our employees. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data including negotiated service rates, and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers.

Life and AD&D Insurance

This company-paid benefit provides three times an employee’s annual income in life and AD&D insurance.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Short-term and long-term disability insurance are available to employees for income protection in the event an employee becomes disabled.

Business Travel Accident Insurance

The company provides a comprehensive business travel accident insurance policy to all employees who travel on company business.

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Employees and their families are eligible to receive financial, pre-retirement, elder care and child care consultations, as well as free counseling.

Backup Care for Emergencies

Codexis offers backup child care and/or elder care to employees when their regular care arrangements are unavailable.

Work From Home Policy

Codexis offers a work from home policy available to employees who meet certain criteria and request permission to work from home on a regular basis.

Commuter Voucher Program

Codexis subsidizes up to 75 percent of the cost of public transportation for employees who use these resources to commute to and from work.

Dry Cleaning and Concierge Services

On-site pickup and drop-off service from a local dry cleaner and other concierge service options are available.

Employee Referral Program

Codexis pays $1,000 to eligible employees who refer an individual whom we hire.

Health Club Reimbursement

Codexis wants all employees to enjoy good health and to get regular exercise. We reimburse employees a portion of the cost of joining any gym or fitness program.

On-site Food Program

We have an on-site subsidized lunch program and our lunchroom is stocked daily with coffee/tea and espresso.

As a company, Codexis feels it is important to give back to the community and to allow employees time to share in that effort. Our employees actively participate as a group in a variety of community service projects including building homes with Habitat for Humanity, Bike to Work Day, Back-Pack Drive, Family Giving Tree and the Second Harvest Food Drive.

We offer additional time off to employees for volunteering and for various company-organized events. Employees are eligible for up to two days off per year to participate in company-sponsored philanthropic activities.

This is a general overview of the benefit programs offered by Codexis. In the event, any description conflicts with the current summary plan document, the summary plan document will prevail.

Codexis is committed to a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer prohibiting unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status.