Research Infrastructure Services (RIS) is committed to providing secure, sustainable, scalable, and integrated research technology services in a collaborative and diverse environment. We believe that great results are best delivered by a diverse group of people working together.  And we value potential as much as experience.  Within RIS we care about providing services that allow faculty to focus on their research, and not IT infrastructure. If you are interested in learning more about RIS and joining our team, please check out the available opportunities below.
Manager of Systems Engineering

RIS is searching for a a smart, motivated, curious, technically savvy, experienced systems manager to join our world-class team. Reporting to the Director of Research Infrastructure Services (RIS), the Manager of Systems Engineering is responsible for designing, developing, supporting and maintaining the systems that support the data storage platform, scientific computing platform and application services. The RIS services portfolio supports over 800 research groups with over 2,000 users consuming over 20PB of storage and a 10,000 CPU and core high performance computing environment. This is a hands-on manager/team leader role responsible for managing the systems engineering team, ensuring the systems and services meet the needs of the Washington University research community.

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RIS Interns

RIS offers intern opportunities in hardware, software, and systems engineering.  RIS interns have the opportunity to be an integral part of an innovative and passionate team. If you’re excited by a team environment, if you are curious, like to learn new technologies, and you adapt well to change, a RIS internship may be right for you.

Successful intern candidates will have a passion for the customer, and the details that make their experience with our services exceptional.  You will be passionate about current state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies and tools, have a curiosity and an excitement about working with and learning new technologies. You will be excited by a team environment, and be willing to take on new and unexpected challenges.

Bonus points (but not required) if you have non-academic coding experience (i.e code challenges, personal projects, GitHub, Open Source, etc.)  Experience with Linux operating systems, scripting skills, knowledge of configuration management systems (i.e. Puppet, Ansible), experience with major cloud platforms (i.e. AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, etc.)

If you are interested in joining RIS as an intern, please send an email to: