Since 2003, SparkFun has been helping turn ideas into reality – whether you’re creating a smart weather station, exploring the frontier of machine learning, building a robot for school or prototyping your first (or tenth) product.
No matter your vision or skill level, our open source components, resources and online tutorials are designed to broaden access to innovative technology and make the road to a finished project shorter.
We take a holistic view of every person at SparkFun - we are humans not just employees
Our products are used around the world to fuel cutting-edge research and development (we’re even on Mars!)
We do our best to provide benefits to enhance life outside of SparkFun
Every person at SparkFun impacts the strategy and our ability to be successful. It’s really not quite this simple, but...
Just some of the benefits and perks we provide*:
*Details and final Benefits and Perks Summary to be shared during the application process
Our people are the driving force that keep the lights turned on, and we value each other as a team and family, not just as individuals. We’re committed to supporting the personal and professional growth for our employees however we can.
It’s important to us that everyone at SparkFun knows what we’re working toward – that means regular updates on company goals, progress, and how each person fits into the plan. We trust ourselves and each other to take responsibility for our contribution, while allowing for inevitable shortfalls and course-correction.
We do our daily best to live by the Golden Rule, which means treating everyone we encounter with empathy and kindness. This practice, to us, extends naturally to our environment, and we do our part to respect our excellent planet with comprehensive sustainability, solar power and waste recycling programs.
SparkFun has a long, proud history of sharing as much as possible about what goes on behind our walls. We believe in honest and direct feedback, and have an open door policy – we encourage equal and respectful discussion and questions, regardless of title, at any time.
At SparkFun we have both the privilege and obligation to create cool s**t. We facilitate creative freedom for all employees, make and test products in house, and are always considering ways to make products and processes better. After all, if you’re going to do something, do it well.
It’s in our name - we’re here to have fun. In addition to the thrill we get from playing with electronics every day, we also bring our dogs to work, gather around the office kegs at the end of the day, enjoy the incredible Colorado summers together at Friday BBQs and take turns scaling the climbing wall in our gym. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.
For nearly 20 years, SparkFun has been based on a voracious curiosity about new technology, a dedication to solving technical problems, and a commitment to making technology as easy as possible to use.
From research, to ideation, to design, to production our engineering team innovates quickly, releases original SparkFun products nearly every week, and carefully selects resell products. These tools have been embraced by hobbyists, prototypers, R&D Teams, all over the world (and even on Mars!).