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Scaling Beyond What Seems Possible

Overcoming the barriers to tackle widespread bacterial infectious diseases requires formidable technology and a focused team. We have purposefully curated the capabilities and talent necessary to create a sustainable competitive advantage. We call this “the chemistry to overtake convention,” which fuels our collaborative culture and shared conviction that Vaxcyte will help prevent and treat bacterial infections in every child born and every adult at risk across the globe.

We Thrive in a Kindness-First Culture

At Vaxcyte, we pride ourselves on being both fearless and kind. We relish taking on the toughest challenges, whether it’s creating the most complex biologics ever made or taking on long-established standards of care with our lead vaccine, VAX-24: a 24-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), which has been granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults. We welcome with confidence and humility the many unforeseen challenges that lie ahead, knowing that we have the resources, expertise and unrelenting will to deliver.

Our ability to aim high yet lead with heart sets us apart. As we work towards achieving our audacious goals, we are building a welcoming, inclusive hybrid work environment where employees of all races, ethnicities, genders and identities feel equally valued and supported. Our kindness-first culture, marked by deep caring and connection, is our secret sauce. It’s a shared mindset that brings out the best in each of us, enabling our team to collectively scale beyond what seems possible, fueled by the grit and grace to go the distance.

Our Values in Action

At Vaxcyte, what we do is every bit as important as how we do it. Our work together is guided by four enduring core values that inform how we show up, treat each other, approach our work and set standards for the outcomes we deliver. As a team, we commit to:


Aim High

We embody our collectively audacious goal to courageously make the most complex biologics ever attempted to protect humankind.


Lead with Heart

Everyone leads at Vaxcyte with a kindness-first, inclusive approach to collaboration and vigorous debate that advances our business objectives.


Rethink Convention

We bring creative and intellectual diversity to every facet of the work we do in order to innovate and re-innovate the way vaccines are delivered.


Model Excellence

The magnitude of our challenge requires our shared commitment to demonstrating integrity, accountability, equity and clarity across communications and decision making.

The Vaxcyte Credo

We Go Beyond to Protect Humankind.

We define success in human terms, protecting every child born and every adult at risk from bacterial infectious diseases across the globe. We push beyond what seems possible, unbounded by the constraints of convention, the limits of technology or the magnitude of our challenge. We re-engineer complexity, with the chemistry to create precisely targeted vaccines intended to deliver enhanced immunological benefits. We embrace the unknown, deftly navigating our development journey with the care, passion, courage and commitment to excellence to defy the odds. We are Vaxcyte, creating the most complex biologics ever made with the grit and grace to go the distance.

Total Rewards

The benefits of working at Vaxcyte extend beyond an on-the-job experience. As our most treasured assets, we provide employees with a mix of ever-evolving benefits to support our team members professionally and personally.

At Vaxcyte, we commit to:

  • Set and achieve audacious goals
  • Offer a learning culture that challenges you to stretch your boundaries
  • Model a heartfelt, supportive culture from the top
  • Invest in your professional advancement through coaching, learning and development
  • Recognize all dimensions of your life through generous total rewards
We offer paid benefits including:

Other benefits include:

  • 401k Plan Matching Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Hybrid Work Schedule
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Health Activity and Commuter Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program

Employee Testimonials

Working at Vaxcyte is about more than having a job – it’s about building your career as part of a special team committed to scaling beyond what’s possible. Read some of our employees’ experiences here.

Vaxcyte is a small company with tremendous growth potential and ripe with opportunities. For those willing to raise their hand there is enormous potential not only to directly shape the company but also to positively impact global health. The team, including myself, is passionate about making a positive impact on society.

Nicole Miner

Senior Director, R&D Finance

I’m thrilled to work at Vaxcyte because I have the opportunity to work with top-tier scientists and engineers who are working collaboratively to solve a multitude of challenging problems.

Peter Davey

Senior Director, Polysaccharide Product Development and Manufacturing

Vaxcyte’s XpressCFTM cell-free protein synthesis platform provides the opportunity to develop groundbreaking vaccines with unmatched efficiency.
Neeraj Kapoor

Director, Scientific Leader, Group A Strep and Periodontitis Vaccine Programs

Vaxcyte is a collaborative and team-oriented company. I’ve found it to be inclusive with plenty of opportunities to be creative and express my ideas. I have been able to expand my skills while also taking advantage of my previous experience.
Mark Iverson

Staff Scientist

Led by a strong leadership team with admirable expertise and passion, Vaxcyte is a company that is driven to tackle challenges through innovation, focus and smart execution.
Sherry Guo

Vice President of Analytical Development & QC

My career has grown exponentially since joining Vaxcyte. The agile environment combined with an empowering leadership team inspires people to find their passion and put their expertise into practice.
Angie Sedra

Scientific Project Manager, Research

Job Listings

We are hiring and hope you’ll consider applying for an open role. Take a look at available job opportunities at Vaxcyte.