With the Internet of Things’ global impact, opportunities to make key decisions about its direction must be inclusive. This means ensuring an equitable and just work environment for all. At Aeris, we strive to discover ways to include those who might not otherwise have systematic access to influence innovative technology. Here’s how we do it:
When it comes to talent engagement, we seek to recruit high performing individuals who identify with underrepresented groups (people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, first generation, people with disabilities). We acknowledge that structural barriers exist in the tech industry that prevent underrepresented communities from both entering and being retained in the sector.
To ensure inclusionary hiring practices and accountability, we launched our Behavioral Interview Workshop to cover training for current managers. The training includes interview questions do’s and don’ts to help interviewers avoid any areas that may bring bias to race, age, religion, and/or socioeconomic status.
Some of our diversity recruiting strategies include posting on diversity career boards, participation in women in technology programs, diversity focused campaigns on Glassdoor, and partnership with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT).
We welcome employees from varying nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and professional/personal/military experiences. Diverse perspectives are essential to our culture, our innovative process, and our competitive edge.
Aeris is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recognize that equity and inclusion are areas that we constantly seek to improve in.
Retention in the tech industry is essential in creating an equitable, supportive, and nurturing work environment. For example, one of our retention programs, the Women of Aeris group, provides a structured program for women helping women advance their careers. The program was designed for collaborative learning and networking. Activities include lectures about techniques that women can leverage to succeed, as well as general advice sharing. The program utilizes innovative solutions and ideas to tackle challenges women face in the workplace.
We partner with communities and social impact enterprises to actualize social impact through tech connectivity. We collaborate on diverse projects that help the advancement of basic human needs such as clean water, food security, and energy sourcing. Here are just some of the organizations we have partnered with for social good projects:
- SweetSense is a social enterprise whose sensors are installed on rural hand pumps in Kenya to monitor water flow.
- Nexleaf Analytics is a nonprofit whose ColdTrace platform monitors vaccine refrigeration to ensure vaccines are maintained within a critical temperature range to bring data-driven impact to public health.
- BBOXX develops plug and play solar-powered solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in East and Central Africa.
- Hello Tractor is an agricultural technology social enterprise focused on improving food and income security for rural low-income communities. The company enables smallholder farming communities in Nigeria to become more efficient through internet-connected tractors.
Our summer internship program is designed to expose underrepresented students to career opportunities in the tech industry. Students from all schools, and students who identify with communities currently underrepresented in the tech industry (including but not limited to Black, Latinx/Chicanx, Native American, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, women, LGBTQIA+, students with disabilities, low-income students, and more) are all strongly encouraged to apply.
To learn more about the internship program, visit our internships page.
Want more information on Aeris opportunities? Check out our Careers page.