If advancing the state of the art of distributed computing in an
academic environment interests you, the Center for High Throughput
Computing (CHTC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) offers a
unique working environment. Our project’s home is in the UW Department
of Computer Sciences, an internationally recognized department
consistently ranked in the top ten across the USA. A position with CHTC
will provide you the opportunity to interact with both department
faculty and students to translate novel ideas into real-world solutions.
The software and infrastructure you will be working on is used by
scientists and engineers at hundreds of institutions, from universities
to national laboratories and from large high tech corporations to small
The CHTC is home to a large distributed campus infrastructure that helps
scientists on and off campus advance their research. We also develop the
HTCondor Software for managing
large-scale distributed computing, which we refer to as high-throughput
distributed computing. HTCondor powers the CHTC and is used by
scientists and businesses around the world. We are involved in many
collaborations, including (but not limited to) The Open Science
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a great place to work. You can
read about the benefits in detail
(Note that CHTC Staff are considered as Unclassified academic staff,
and have different benefits from Classified staff.) In short, we have
five weeks of vacation/personal time per year, very good health
insurance (and cost effective for entire families), and a good
retirement plan. Please note that the minimum salary in our job listings
are just that - the minimum. Compensation will increase with experience.
In addition to the official benefits, there are many side benefits:
- You will work with the CHTC team. We are world leaders in solving
interesting distributed computing problems!
- You can attend interesting talks in the department
- Relatively flexible working hours — we value work-life balance.
- A free bus pass!
- You get staff access to the Union,
the UW athletic facilities, and
the UW library system.
- We're in a lively neighborhood with great restaurants in easy
If you are interested in a position with CHTC, explore the job listings
below! If you would like to apply, send your resume and cover letter to
firstname.lastname@example.org, and indicate
which job you would like to apply for.
- A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
- A period of evaluation will be required.
- UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We
promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified
individuals to apply.
Full Time Positions
Details about our open full-time positions are typically provided below.
Positions pertaining to "HTCondor" and "CHTC" search terms can also
be found on the University's Position Vacancy List
Student Hourly Positions (Undergrad and Grad)
We're always looking for smart motivated students to partner with
software developer and system administrator mentors. We expect students
to work between 10 and 20 hours a week, with 10 of those being during
business hours, with some flexibility on remaining hours. During the
summer and breaks, it is possible to work up to 40 hours per week. We
typically pay between $10 and $15 per hour, depending on experience.
Graduate Student Research and Project Assistantship (RA, PA) Openings
Interested graduate students should contact Professor Livny directly to
inquire about working with the project.
In addition to positions within the CHTC, other departments and centers
on the UW campus regularly hire people to work with HTCondor. Searching
for "HTCondor" in the link above, may turn up full-time CHTC-related
jobs in other departments