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: Sunday, December 4, 2022

Throughout the academic year, with possibility of extension.

Description

The Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) is seeking a full-stack Web application developer. Under supervision of researchers in the center, the student will be involved in designing and developing a crowdsourcing-based platform for Internet Quality of Experience (QoE) measurement. This platform enables end-users to easily participate in various Internet measurement tasks. Specifically, the student will be responsible for the front-end and the back-end implementation of the platform. Both the client and server side of the current prototype is implemented based on Meteor, an open-source JavaScript web framework. The student is expected to, but not limited to, assist in the following tasks:

  • Optimize the platform to support hundreds of simultaneous users
  • Develop new functionalities for the platform
  • Improve the design and User Experience (UX) of the platform
  • Customize and integrate open-source web applications/libraries into the platform
  • Enhance the functionalities of the platform, such as connecting the platform to social networks
  • Process and analyze the measurement results

The student will work closely with researchers in CAIDA and will get valuable experience working with the collected datasets. They will participate in various CAIDA research and technical activities.

Required Qualifications

Proficiency in Web technologies (HTML, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript).

  • Experience in database systems (preferably MongoDB) for Web applications
  • Experience using version control systems (e.g. CVS, SVN, GitHub)
  • Familiar with the UNIX-based environment
  • Great attention to detail
  • Write clean, portable, and well-documented code
Desired Qualifications
  • Basic knowledge of networking
  • Experience in Node.js or other JS-based web application frameworks (e.g., Meteor and ReactJS)
  • Knowledge of Golang
  • Experience in video streaming libraries (e.g. dash.js and video.js)
  • Experience in video conferencing softwares and APIs
  • Experience in using data APIs (e.g., RESTful, GraphQL)
  • Experience in social network APIs, including Google, Facebook, Twitter API
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 #7202640.

Filing Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 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 #7199731.

Filing Deadline: Sunday, December 11, 2022

Throughout the academic year, with possibility of extension.

Job Description

The Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) is seeking two cloud networking developers. Under supervision of researchers in the center, the student will be involved in designing and developing an application for rapid topology and performance analysis of Internet paths from cloud virtual machines. The application will be able to generate and process network traffic at high rate of speed. The student is expected to, but not limited to, assist in the following tasks under the supervision of researchers:

  • Craft IP packets in specific ways to facilitate analysis
  • Write an application to send packets at a specified rate
  • Capture and filter reply packets
  • Evaluate the performance of the application
  • Deploy application to cloud virtual machines and/or docker containers
  • Help process and analyze results

The student will work closely with researchers in CAIDA and will get valuable experience working with low level network programming and cloud environments. They will participate in various CAIDA research and technical activities.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience in C/C++ programming
  • Experience in using version control systems (e.g. GitHub)
  • Familiar with the UNIX-based environment
  • Write clean and well-documented code
  • 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 Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Rust/Golang
  • Basic knowledge of networking
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 #7200942.

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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