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Jobs at CAIDA

CAIDA's creative, research oriented working environment is intended to be attractive to anyone interested in working at the forefront of Internet development and research.

To submit your resume for consideration or for specific job inquiries for the positions posted on this page, email jobs@caida.org

Job Postings

Contract Job Postings

  • There are currently no open career positions available at this time.

Undergraduate Student Job Postings

We are currently looking for undergraduate students for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

  • Programmer/Research Assistant ($13/hr)

    Job description: CAIDA is looking for an undergraduate research intern to work primarily on large-scale data analysis of network measurements. Specifically, the student will join the network congestion project, which aims to find and characterize persistently congested interdomain links in the United States. This project's results are expected to have implications beyond network science, including those that may inform federal telecommunications policy, evaluate quality of service/experience delivered to residential users, and confirm business disputes between major network operators.

    The student will work closely with the project's research scientist and Ph.D. student, and get valuable experience analyzing large-scale datasets of diverse types. They will participate in various CAIDA research and technical activities.

    Qualifications:

    • Programming experience (Python and UNIX scripting preferred).
    • Good communication skills and good attention to detail.
    • Must be an enrolled undergraduate at a U.S. university. Per federal funding requirements, student must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or a Permanent Resident of the United States to be eligible for this position. Please indicate your status in your application/resume.

    Desired Experience:

    • Large-scale data analysis (time-series analysis, parallel processing and automated scripting)
    • Database experience (SQL or InfluxDB preferred)
    • Data visualization experience (Matplotlib or other)

    Students with Financial Aid/Scholarships: Funding for this position comes as a scholarship, spread out in installments, and therefore will go directly to the Financial Aid office for processing. Under no circumstances can we make a direct payment to an REU student. Before taking the position, we highly recommend that you talk with your financial aid advisor to ensure your eligiblity to receive this scholarship and that it will not adversely impact your financial aid package currently or in the future.


  • Webmaster Assistant ($13/hr)

    Job description: Webmaster assistant for CAIDA (www.caida.org). Under supervision of the webmaster, the student will assist with website infrastructure and content maintenance tasks, including:

    • Develop and improve a database for indexing website content.
    • Modify and develop Perl applications to aid with sitewide changes and access of databased content.
    • Update existing documents under guidance of researchers.
    • Check and fix broken links and references in the website.
    • Set up webpages for content such as papers, slidesets, as well as subsites for conferences and workshops.

    CAIDA's primary web site receives over 2,000 unique visitors (70,000+ hits) a day, making it one of the busier web sites on campus. CAIDA research results hit slashdot once or twice a year leading to over 30,000 visitors on those days. The web site has been in production status for over 14 years.

    The web site uses XML as the primary underlying framework for content, using customized XSL rules to convert xml to html on the server. Some highly-visited sections of the website are generated entirely by webmaster-maintained Python and Perl scripts. The 30,000+ files of the web tree are maintained within CVS and an internal web control system.

    In addition to assisting the management of the website, this position allows interaction with CAIDA researchers, who have extensive backgrounds in Internet protocols, software design and network security.

    • Knowledge of HTML and working in a UNIX environment is essential.
    • Excellent proofreading skills and good command of the English language is essential.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with a UNIX-based editor (e.g., vim, emacs) is required.
    • Must be detail-oriented, and have strong organization skills.
    • Familiarity with XML is desirable.
    • Experience with Python or Perl is required.
    • Experience with SQL databases is desirable.
    • Per federal funding requirements, student must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or a Permanent Resident of the United States to be eligible for this position. Please indicate your status in your application/resume.

    Students with Financial Aid/Scholarships: Funding for this position comes as a scholarship, spread out in installments, and therefore will go directly to the Financial Aid office for processing. Under no circumstances can we make a direct payment to an REU student. Before taking the position, we highly recommend that you talk with your financial aid advisor to ensure your eligiblity to receive this scholarship and that it will not adversely impact your financial aid package currently or in the future.


  • Programmer/Analyst Assistant ($13/hr)

    Job description: Students will assist CAIDA researchers in collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data relevant to Internet economics and interconnection, such as interdomain topology, economic performance (financial) metrics, and Internet policy directives. The student will get valuable experience working with large-scale datasets of diverse types. They will participate in various CAIDA research and technical activities.

    Qualifications:

    • Programming experience (Perl experience preferred).
    • Good communication skills and good attention to detail.
    • Must be an enrolled undergraduate at a U.S. university. Per federal funding requirements, student must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or a Permanent Resident of the United States to be eligible for this position. Please indicate your status in your application/resume.

    Desired Experience:

    • Graph Theory (BFS, DFS, etc)
    • Database experience (MySQL preferred)
    • CGI experience

    Students with Financial Aid/Scholarships: Funding for this position comes as a scholarship, spread out in installments, and therefore will go directly to the Financial Aid office for processing. Under no circumstances can we make a direct payment to an REU student. Before taking the position, we highly recommend that you talk with your financial aid advisor to ensure your eligiblity to receive this scholarship and that it will not adversely impact your financial aid package currently or in the future.


Please send resumes to jobs@caida.org for consideration.

Proposed Student Projects

We have a list of opportunities for students to participate in CAIDA research projects. We hope these projects looking for students can attract those interested in working at the forefront of Internet development, measurement, modeling, and research.

Graduate Student Internship Projects

Intern applications are currently accepted. In most cases, intern positions involve intensive coding for simulations of network models, and analysis of real network data. Successful interns may be later re-hired as postdocs.

Please also see our list of projects looking for students to see some work we're hoping to get help on.

To apply, send a cover letter (including a brief description of interests and skills) and CV to jobs+net.interns@caida.org

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

If you have a specific project in mind that you'd like to collaborate with CAIDA on, you are welcome to submit your CV along with any materials (publications, code samples, references, etc) that would help us evaluate you for a postdoctoral research position here. Please send these materials along with a cover letter detailing the specific CAIDA projects in which you have interest to jobs+net.postdocs@caida.org

    CAIDA Sabbatical

    CAIDA supports a sabbatical program for Internet engineers, vendors, researchers, and faculty to take a brief respite from their normal day-to-day engineering, product development, or teaching duties, in order to lend their expertise to the advancement of larger Internet evolution issues. For further info please email jobs@caida.org.

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