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Work with the VDT!

The VDT is hiring! We’re looking for qualified candidates to join us in creating the future of the Open Science Grid software stack.

Job Duties

The VDT team creates a software distribution used to power the Open Science Grid (OSG). The OSG’s goal is to provide state-of-art distributed computing to scientists.

The VDT team builds, packages, configures, and distributes a complex set of software that is developed by other groups. What makes the VDT interesting and challenging?

We are part of the Center for High-Throughput Computing, which develops and maintains the HTCondor software. While this job will probably not involve development of Condor, there is a potential for work beyond just the VDT. Plus, you’ll be working with some really great, really smart people.

This is a full-time job.


We want people who are comfortable in a Linux or Unix environment. While we do most of our development in Perl, we don’t require you to know Perl before you join us, but we do hope that you have a strong background in Linux/Unix, scripting (Bash/Ruby/Python/Perl). If you are passionate about software development and are skillful in some way with Linux/Unix, you’re a good candidate for this position. We think this position is particularly suited to people with 0–5 years of relevant experience, but we’ll consider more experienced people as well.

This job requires at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a great place to work. You can read about the benefits in detail elsewhere. (When reading about the benefits, note that this position is considered as “Unclassified” academic staff, and has different benefits from the “Classified” staff.) But in short, we have five weeks of vacation/personal time per year, very good health insurance (it’s fairly inexpensive to cover your family in addition to you), and a good retirement plan. Please note that the minimum salary in our official job description is just that — the minimum. Compensation will increase with experience.

In addition to the official benefits, there are plenty of side benefits.


If you’re interested in working with us, please send a cover letter and resume to htcondor-jobs (at) Please put “PVL #70692” in the subject line of your email, to make it clear that you are applying for this position.

You can read our official Position Vacancy Listing (PVL), which includes more details on applying.

The CHTC team is also hiring a few other people.