Work with EOL 

Be part of a team that works with scientists to follow a project through from concept, system design, hardware or software development to collecting data throughout the world such as the Antarctic or 40,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean deploying equipment such as a network of ground-towers to a research aircraft.

Top Reasons to Join Our Team

» We take pride in our work helping science to serve society
» Our passionate staff thrives in a fast-paced, technologically-driven environment founded on innovation and cooperation
» We lead the industry in designing, developing and deploying meteorological research platforms and instrumentation
» Our work culture is centered around supporting atmospheric field research projects all over the world 
» Creative ideas are embraced to develop new advanced instrumentation for the science community
» Our laboratory is based in beautiful and sunny Boulder, Colorado making it a great place to work

Leading cutting-edge meteorological research technology

Work with a broad range of engineers and scientists to develop unique and cutting-edge instruments to support a better understanding of our atmospheric environment. We develop instruments requiring expertise in software, electrical, mechanical, optical, and aeronautical engineering.

Where science and engineering meet

EOL depends on active collaboration between engineers and scientists, and encourages cross-training between the various disciplines. This fosters a positive environment for career and knowledge growth.

Don't just think outside the box...Be outside the box

We challenge ourselves to ensure that scientists collect the measurements they need, no matter the location or the scale. We work on the front lines of observational science, relying on teamwork and dedication to make the measurements that need to be made in the study of our earth environment.

Colorado offers more than sunshine and snowflakes

With 300 days of sunshine and diverse geography ranging from big mountains to desert canyons, Colorado is a playground for adventure and outdoor sports. Combined with a vibrant cultural scene for music, theater and the arts, Colorado continues to be a magnet for top talent.

Career Opportunities in EOL

Aircraft Mechanic/Fabricator

EOL's Research Avaitation Facility (RAF) is hiring a Aircraft Mechanic/Fabricator to work on routine and non-routine inspection, service and repair of turbine powered turbo-fan and turbo-prop aircraft including airframe, engines, systems, and propellers, in accordance with the manufactures and federal aviation requirements. This person would participate in aircraft modifications, inspection of scientific instrumentation and fabrication of supporting equipment to meet research requirements. The position requires knowledge and skill related to turbine engine and airframe maintenance experience, and extensive travel in support of field programs and aircraft maintenance functions. For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's career site.

Electrical Engineer III

EOL's In-situ Sensing Facility (ISF) is hiring an Electrical Engineer III to work with a team of scientists, engineers, technicians, and the atmospheric science community in the development and field deployment of advanced meteorological instrumentation to support atmospheric research world-wide. This person will apply expert knowledge and leadership in engineering and scientific principles to develop and test in-situ atmospheric instrumentation. This position is also responsible for operating and supporting scientific instrumentation in the field, and leading field programs when appropriate. For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's careers site.

Student Assitant III

EOL's Remote Sensing Facitlity (RSF) is searching for a Student Assistant III to work with software engineers and scientists to modify existing scientific software and generalize application software that tracks hurricane location and structure. This person will write scripts to continuously integrate software changes, run tests, and send notification of results. This position also utilizes web-based version control repository, and utilizes existing Make files and Python scripts to build applications. For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's career site.

Technical Inventory Coordinator

EOL's Research Avaitation Facility (RAF) seeks a Technical Inventory Coordinator to provide parts supply, inventory support, and scheduling of outside service vendor support to the Flight Operations/Maintenance Group for compliance with FMR 102-33 and other aviation related regulations. This position also provides warehouse, hangar, and logistics support to EOL/RAF. For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's career site.

Internship Opportunities in EOL

EOL's internships provide unique and valuable experiences to prepare students for successful careers in the fields of engineering and technical support. We have two programs: the Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) program and the Technical Internship Program (TIP).

SUPER interns work hands-on with NCAR/EOL engineers on atmospheric observing systems and developments, including radar, lidar, and sounding systems and associated software developments including data analysis, visualization, and management. Interns may spend part of the summer participating in a field deployment, operating and/or supporting one or more EOL observing systems.  Please see the SUPER page for more info. 

EOL's Technical Internship Program (TIP) provides unique experiences to prepare science and engineering/technical support focused students from two-year colleges and vocational/technical institutions for successful careers. TIP is dedicate d to enhancing the diversity of future science support communities and the workforce. TIP interns work hands-on with technical and scientific support mentors. Please see the TIP page for more info.


Great benefits and employee support

UCAR's benefits package is available to full- and part-time employees and offers TIAA-Cref's excellent retirement plan, educational assistance to pay for work-related degree programs, comprehensive health and dental insurance, flex spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care, a health savings account, a free RTD bus pass, on-site cafeterias, a convenient child care center, exercise centers and classes, bike lockers and postal services, plus flexible work options.

We are an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.