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

Data Management Student Assistant III

EOL's Data Management and Services (DMS) seeks a Student Assistant III to support the cataloging of data and the verification of metadata, including the processing, quality control, and archiving of meteorological data sets from EOL supported field programs using data conversion and management software. This person will contributes to the on-going improvement of search and discovery of datasets through ontology development, and a planned proof of concept project to classify and categorize metadata utilizing machine learning frameworks. Commensurate with experience, we encourage our student assistants, under the guidance of senior software engineers, in the design and development of a software tool or web app that furthers EOL’s mission.  For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's careers site.

Electrical Engineer III

EOL's In-Situ Sensing Facility (ISF) seeks an Electrical Engineer III to develop and support advanced atmospheric science instruments and data systems as a part of a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians. The position has full technical responsibility for engineering developments of new and existing instruments and develops and sustains analog, RF and digital circuits, FPGA, wireless systems, and embedded systems and firmware, along with instrumentation architecture design. The position is also responsible for troubleshooting and support of atmospheric instrumentation on international and domestic field deployments; supervises technical team members; and creates and maintains engineering documentation.  For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's careers site.

RF Electronics Technician II

EOL’s In situ Sensing Facility (ISF) is searching for a RF Electronics Technician II to work with a team of scientists, engineers and other technical staff  on the development, operation and domestic and international field deployment of advanced wind profiler radars and in-situ meteorological instrumentation to support atmospheric research world-wide.  This position assists engineers in the research and development of advanced meteorological instrumentation, with focus on assembly and testing of RF electronics, circuits, and modules for wind profiling radars at UHF and L band, using electronic test equipment to evaluate their performance from components thru system level.  For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's careers site.

Software Engineer III

EOL's In situ Sensing Facility (ISF) seeks a Software Engineer III to develop and support atmospheric instrumentation for scientific research as a member of a technical team of engineers, scientists and technicians. This person will apply expert knowledge in software engineering principles for research, development and testing of a broad range of complex instrumentation. The position performs directed design, development and maintenance of software packages in support of atmospheric observing systems, focusing on sounding systems, in-situ instrumentation arrays, and remote-sensing instrumentation such as wind profilers. The position also participates in all ISF system software engineering development areas of architecture design, instrument data system development, implementation and testing, data archival/ display, data communications and data analysis tools.  For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's careers site. 

Systems Administration Student Assistant II

EOL's Computing and Web Infrastructure Group (CWIG) seeks a Student Assistant II to provide outstanding computing infrastructure support to all EOL facilities, staff, and visitors.  This person will provide assistance to CWIG's systems administration staff in managing and maintaining the integrated Windows/Apple/Linux computing resources and environment.  This person will take a major role in division wide installation and upgrade of software packages and operation systems for Microsoft Windows 10 and Apple OSX computers. For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's careers 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.