What to Expect When You Apply

Here’s what you can expect from applying, interviewing, and onboarding.


Search for a relevant position that aligns with your interest and experience. Then click the Apply Now button. You will start by creating (or signing into) a Careers account. You have the option to sign in with a LinkedIn account. (See the Careers account FAQ.) 

Yes. After you apply for a position, you can return to the job search to find and apply for other relevant positions. If you apply for multiple roles, we’ll match you with the position that best suits your skills as a priority, before considering you for the other positions.

Confirm that your Application Profile (containing your contact info, academic and work history, and certifications) is complete and accurate.

Ensure that your resume/CV covers the attributes mentioned in the job description. It’s OK to submit variations of your resume/CV for different roles, emphasizing the most relevant parts of your background.

Optionally, you can include a cover letter to highlight why you feel you’re a great match for the position.

You can upload a new resume at any time to update your profile or update each current application individually. At the time of upload, you’ll have the option to update your Applicant Profile. We definitely recommend doing this if your resume/CV contains substantial updates.

Yes, and it’s one of our best sources of new hires. If you know someone at MathWorks and you are interested in a position, ask them to submit your resume.

Yes, you can apply for general consideration and your application will be reviewed for a match against future positions.

Yes. We have an active recruiting program for engineering and computer science graduates, as well interns and non-engineering entry-level positions. Learn more about roles for interns and new graduates.

For select roles and candidates, MathWorks may sponsor a visa and help with the immigration process. Every situation is different, so it’s important to discuss your visa requirements with your MathWorks recruiter.

For some positions that require expertise outside the local area, MathWorks may expand recruiting to other regions and provide relocation assistance to qualified candidates.

English language skills are required for all positions at MathWorks. When you apply, your primary resume/CV must be in English. You are encouraged to submit a secondary resume/CV in any other language relevant to the position or location.

The recruiting team reviews all candidate profiles, so it may take some time to provide a preliminary update. At any time, you can check the status of your application in your Careers account.


Successful candidates don’t stop at understanding the position for which they’re interviewing. Nothing generates more excitement with hiring teams than an enthusiastic candidate who can answer the question, “Why MathWorks?” by demonstrating preparation and interest in MathWorks as a whole.

Be ready to discuss your role in a project, any challenges you faced and overcame, and how you did it. Your work may have been part of a team effort, but it’s important to focus on your personal contribution (using “I” rather than “we”).

The first step is a phone interview, with either the recruiter, hiring manager, or both.

If there is a strong match, you will be invited for an onsite interview. The interview day typically starts with a short “all-hands” meeting where you are invited to present your background and experience to the team and discuss a project of your choosing. The goal is to familiarize the interview team with your qualifications (to avoid redundant “resume questions” during individual interviews afterwards).

Some positions may require several rounds of interviews depending on the seniority or impact of the position across the organization. Your MathWorks recruiter will be your guide in explaining and preparing for the interview process.

A typical onsite interview involves the hiring manager, recruiter, and a few staff members with a direct connection to the role. Sometimes additional team members join for the presentation only.

MathWorks dress code is business casual—professional, but not formal.

Most onsite interviews run from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. The schedule includes lunch with one or two team members.

For technical positions, the hiring manager will often do a technical screening by phone or videoconference. You may also be asked to do a live coding test in a shared online environment.

For local positions we require an in-person interview. For candidates that require relocation for the position, initial screens and later interviews may be conducted via videoconference, but whenever possible we invite the candidate to the closest local office to meet our staff.

Unfortunately, because of the volume of resumes we receive, it is not possible to respond to each application personally, but if the recruiter and hiring manager see a match with your qualifications, you should hear from us within a week or so to set up an initial telephone interview.

If you advance to a formal interview, we typically provide feedback within two days.

For all candidates who are involved in phone interviews or later consideration steps, your MathWorks recruiter will be in touch with regular updates and information.

Applicants can check the status of their applications in their Careers account at any time.

Yes, as the last step in the consideration process, we require hiring managers to check three professional references. Reference contacts may include previous managers or supervisors. New and recent graduates often use advisory professors as references. Your MathWorks recruiter will be glad to discuss appropriate reference contacts with you based on your experience level and work history.

In the U.S., everyone who receives an offer must pass a background check before commencing employment. Our background check is conducted confidentially by an independent company who will verify educational attainment and employment history and check for any criminal background.

Onboarding: Getting Started at MathWorks

Onboarding starts with New Hire Orientation hosted by the Human Resources team. You will learn about benefits, perks, and policies.

You will attend systems training to learn about the core business applications we rely on at MathWorks.

Your manager will plan short orientation meetings with coworkers.

Your manager will assign your “MathWorks Buddy”—typically a peer—who will help acquaint you with the culture and provide practical tips for working successfully at MathWorks.

Your manager will develop goals and objectives for your first 3–6 months and will organize your initial projects and peer collaborations to set you up for success.

You will be invited to attend Big Picture Orientation, usually within your first 6 months. This three-day training provides a view into our history, culture, values, and operations.

Team-specific training is provided, such as Development New Hire Training, Introduction to the Engineering Development Group, and Marketing Orientation.

For most roles, you will get training on MATLAB and Simulink. Courses are available for technical and non-technical roles. MathWorks also offers online and in-person courses for professional and personal development, such as project management skills, writing skills, book clubs, and financial planning.

All are encouraged to pursue a goal of achieving 40 hours of professional training each year to advance their skills.

MathWorks has a generous benefits package that covers health, wellness, bonus program, time off, and perks.

MathWorks places high value on collaboration. We believe that innovation and productivity are enhanced when people are enabled and encouraged to work near each other, and so telecommuting is not standard procedure. We do, however, maintain an unwavering commitment to the health and safety of MathWorkers, which means making exceptions to routine work arrangements when needed. MathWorks staff have been working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, using several types of technology to stay connected and contribute effectively while away from the office. Learn more.