Our Culture

Last updated: August 16, 2022


Our culture at UW-IT is defined by collaboration, innovation and service to our entire University. We work together and with countless others throughout the UW to advance important work — whether that’s world-class research, advancing the teaching and learning experience or streamlining business processes. The work constantly changes but collaboration is always in our blood.

What else defines us?

  • A diverse workforce to make it happen: As the UW’s central IT organization, we are committed to promoting a welcoming environment that values equity and inclusion, in alignment with the University’s Diversity Blueprint. We believe the glue that holds us together is respect and support for one another, with no regard to race/ethnicity, gender, or class.
  • Clear organizational goals: IT that matters, any time, any place, any device. We serve a University with more about 40,000 faculty and staff and more than 60,000 students across several campuses and medical centers. Our reach is international, helping the UW conduct its work throughout the world.
  • Life/work balance: As a service-oriented organization, we work hard at UW-IT. But we are not afraid to take a breather. In fact, we encourage it. We want happy and refreshed partners because that’s how we get engaged, committed colleagues.
  • Learning, always learning: We seek an environment where our colleagues are encouraged to innovate. We offer opportunities to look at our work in new ways, including a quarterly Innovation Day, where we have the time to explore and take risks that can help us transform the way we work and contribute to our great University.

What we value

At UW-IT, we value innovation. We seek a wide range of thinkers infused with passion to further the work of our students, faculty and staff, about 100,000 strong across three campuses, medical centers and across the globe. We honor diverse experience, perspectives and identities. This is not just a job. At UW-IT, you are supporting the University’s mission to make the world a better place through education and research. Whether you are a network engineer, an information architect, or a business and data analyst, we need your skills to deliver world-class IT in support of the greater good. Read more about how we collaborate with others for a better University.