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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

Job Postings

Undergraduate Student Job Postings

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

  • 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.


    • Programming experience (Perl experience preferred).
    • Good communication skills and good attention to detail.
    • Must be an enrolled undergraduate at a U.S. university.

    Desired Experience:

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

  • Visualization Assistant ($13/hr)

    Job description: Assist with graphic design, video production and visualization of data related to Internet research. Strong interest in graphic design necessary, as well as creativity and knowledge of or ability to learn graphic design/video editing software.

    • Strong graphic design or video editing/production experience required.
    • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software and Apple Final Cut Pro is preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills and good command of the English language is essential.
    • Ability to multi-task and be flexible is required.
    • Must be an enrolled undergraduate at a U.S. university.

    Resumes for this position should be sent to

Please send resumes to for consideration.

Graduate Student Internship Projects

Intern applications are currently accepted. The requirements are "appropriately downscaled" versions of the postdoc position requirements below. 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.

To apply, send a cover letter (including a brief description of interests and skills) and CV to

Postdoctoral Job Postings

No postdoc positions are available at this time.

Career Job Postings

  • UNIX System Administrator (salary commensurate with experience)

    Job Description: This position provides Unix systems administration support to Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), an internationally recognized Internet infrastructure research group housed at UCSD's San Diego Supercomputer Center.

    Primary responsibilities include support for CAIDA's Archipelago (Ark) Project, an integrated facility for communication and coordination of measurement experiments on a growing set of 65+ remote monitoring systems located around the globe. Secondarily, the position may be called upon to assist with support of 15-20 desktops and 20-30 rack mounted servers, data processors, and storage devices. Operating systems requiring support include: Linux/MacOSX (for desktops/laptops); FreeBSD/Linux (remote monitors and servers).

    In addition to working with existing software, this position will write software in scripting languages or C to address a variety of system administration problems and tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Includes work with complex, advanced systems and networks in a TCP/IP research environment and assistance to users on a wide range of technical challenges. This position will prospect and follow up on leads for new hosting sites, coordinate and schedule maintenance and deployment, and help remote contacts diagnose failing monitors. For more information about SDSC, please visit:

    For details, see the UCSD Job Posting #66149.

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

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