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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.

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

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For the time being, all hiring and work will be done remotely.

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

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

Undergraduate Student Job Postings

There are currently no open positions for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at this time. We are currently looking for undergraduate students for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

  • Webmaster Assistant ($14/hr)

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

    • Set up webpages for content such as papers, slidesets, as well as subsites for conferences and workshops.
    • Update existing documents under guidance of researchers.
    • Modify and develop Python/UNIX shell scripts to aid in the maintenance of the website.
    • Check and fix broken links and references in the website.
    • Develop and improve a database for indexing website content.

    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 20 years.

    The web site uses Hugo as the primary underlying framework for content, using customized Go template rules to generate static 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 on a private Github.

    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.

    • Mastery of HTML and CSS is required.
    • Experience with Python is required.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with a UNIX-based editor (e.g., vim, emacs) is required.
    • Ability to work in a UNIX environment is required.
    • Excellent proofreading skills and good command of the English language is essential.
    • Must be detail-oriented, and have strong organization skills.
    • Familiarity with Git and Github is desirable.
    • Familiarity with Javascript and JQuery is desirable.
    • Must be an enrolled undergraduate at a U.S. university.
    • Two quarter commitment required (with possibility for extension).
    • 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.

Undergraduate/REU applications for available postings should be submitted through Handshake 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.

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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