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. Applications must be formally submitted to be considered. Follow the instructions with the desired position for details.

Job Postings

Career Job Postings

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

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

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 for graduate student internship projects, send a cover letter (including a brief description of interests and skills) and CV to jobs+net.interns@caida.org

Undergraduate Student Job Postings

Undergraduate applications for available postings should be submitted through Handshake for consideration, unless otherwise indicated.

Per federal funding requirements of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, students must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or a Permanent Resident of the United States to be eligible for REU positions.

Filing Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Throughout the academic year, with possibility of extension

Job Description

CAIDA: Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis is seeking an undergraduate student through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program to assist our Internet research group and gain experience with graphic design tasks such as: logo design, visual representation, and video editing/production. The student must possess a strong interest in graphic design, as well as the necessary creativity, knowledge and ability to learn graphic design/video editing software (Illustrator or similar).

Qualifications
  • Strong graphic design experience required
  • Experience with graphic design tools required
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator software preferred
  • Video editing/production experience required
  • Excellent communication skills and good command of the English language essential
  • Schedule flexibility and ability to multi-task required
  • Must be an enrolled undergraduate
NSF Funding Requirements
  • 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.
Students with Financial Aid/Scholarships:
  • Funding for this position comes as a scholarship (tuition stipend, as opposed to payroll), 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 be advised that while participating in the REU program, students are not eligible to be employed in any position by the University of California. This would be considered a hiring violation for the university, and may jeopardize receipt of your REU stipend.

To be considered for this position, you must apply through Job #6934329.

Filing Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Throughout the academic year, with possibility of extension.

Job Description

CAIDA: Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis is seeking an undergraduate student through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program to help develop a web data visualization (www.caida.org). Under supervision of a senior researcher, the student will help to design and implement a visualization of the Internet AS topology. Previous student visualizations include a visualization of the history of the IPv4 address space.

Required Qualifications
  • Proficiency in Web technologies (HTML, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript).
  • Experience with Git or another version control system (SVN, CVS) is required.
  • Must be detail-oriented, and have strong organization skills.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with interactive visualization, D3 preferred, is desired.
  • Experience in using data APIs (e.g., RESTful, GraphQL)
  • Experience with either Python or Perl is desired.
  • Basic knowledge of networking
  • Familiar with UNIX-based environment
NSF Funding Requirements
  • 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.
Students with Financial Aid/Scholarships:
  • Funding for this position comes as a scholarship (tuition stipend, as opposed to payroll), 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 be advised that while participating in the REU program, students are not eligible to be employed in any position by the University of California. This would be considered a hiring violation for the university, and may jeopardize receipt of your REU stipend.

To be considered for this position, you must apply through Job #6935369.

Filing Deadline: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Two quarter commitment, with possibility of extension

Job description

Located at the University of California San Diego Supercomputer Center, the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) seeks a Systems Administration/Integration Assistant. (https://www.caida.org/)

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cognitive Science, Data Science majors might be interested, but all undergraduate majors are welcome to apply.

Under supervision of System Administrators/System Integrators at the CAIDA, the student will assist with installation and maintenance of networking hardware and software, documenting of procedures, and developing scripts to facilitate system administration and integration duties.

Tasks include:

  • initial setup, software installation, testing, and security hardening of computer server systems
  • setting up and supporting new user accounts and workstations
  • developing and maintaining scripts to facilitate daily operations of managing server systems
  • assist in creating Docker container images
  • assist in troubleshooting application deployment issues and failures
  • helping to install network cabling systems and equipment, including installing moderately heavy servers into machine room racks
  • documenting systems and application deployment for permanent records

The student will work closely with system administrators and researchers in CAIDA and gain valuable experience in computer networking and system administration.

Qualifications:
  • Interest in learning and exploring modern DevOps/Systems Integration/Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) methodologies
  • Must be an enrolled undergraduate at a U.S. university
  • Working experience in a UNIX-based environment required
  • Proficiency with a UNIX-based editor (e.g., vi) is required
  • Proficiency in Python/Bash scripting required
  • Basic knowledge of networking desired
  • Basic knowledge of containerization (Docker) desired
  • Knowledge of database systems (preferably MySQL or equivalent) desired
  • Experience in using version control systems, e.g., SVN, Github, Gitlab desired
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail and have good communication skills
NSF Funding Requirements
  • 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.
Students with Financial Aid/Scholarships:
  • Funding for this position comes as a scholarship (tuition stipend, as opposed to payroll), 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 be advised that while participating in the REU program, students are not eligible to be employed in any position by the University of California. This would be considered a hiring violation for the university, and may jeopardize receipt of your REU stipend.

To be considered for this position, you must apply through Job #6990270.

Filing Deadline: Sunday, October 23, 2022

Two quarter commitment, with possibility of extension.

(formerly Webmaster Assistant REU)

Job Description

The Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA, www.caida.org) is seeking a part-time undergraduate student Web Developer interested in user interface and user experience (UI/UX) design and web development. Under supervision of the website administrator/UX designer, the student will assist with website infrastructure enhancement and content maintenance, including but not limited to the following:

  • Develop new responsive web design features for the website
  • Implement responsive web design and web development best practices
  • Modify and develop Javascript to enhance usability of the website.
  • Modify and develop Python scripts to aid in the maintenance of the website.
  • Organize and taxonomize researcher-generated papers and slidesets interfacing with a custom webapp and git

CAIDA’s primary website receives over 2,000 unique visitors (70,000+ hits) a day, making it one of the busier websites on campus. The website has been in production status for over 20 years.

The website uses hybrid YAML / HTML / Markdown pages as the primary underlying framework for content, using the Hugo static site generator to compile them with a CSS Preprocessor (SASS) for styling. Some sections of the website are generated entirely by webmaster-maintained Perl scripts. The 30,000+ files of the web tree are maintained in Git and SVN revision control systems, and deployed with Git Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD).

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.

Qualifications:
  • Mastery of HTML and CSS is required.
  • Experience with Javascript or JQuery is required.
  • Experience with Git or another version control system (SVN, CVS) is required.
  • Excellent proofreading skills and good command of the English language is essential.
  • Familiarity with either Python or Perl is desired.
  • Must be detail-oriented, and have strong organization skills.
  • Fall and Winter quarter commitment required (with possibility for extension).
NSF Funding Requirements
  • 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.
Students with Financial Aid/Scholarships:
  • Funding for this position comes as a scholarship (tuition stipend, as opposed to payroll), 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 be advised that while participating in the REU program, students are not eligible to be employed in any position by the University of California. This would be considered a hiring violation for the university, and may jeopardize receipt of your REU stipend.

To be considered for this position, you must apply through Job #6996940.

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.

No proposed student project opportunities are available at this time.

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.

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