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Engineer I - Polar

Boulder, Colorado and Remote Options Available
58,000 - 87,000
Closing date
Aug 5, 2022

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Engineer I – Polar

Tracking Code: 239-532

UNAVCO, Inc. is accepting applications for an Engineer I position to support geodetic science in polar latitudes, including Antarctica, Greenland and Alaska.

To view the full position announcement, visit UNAVCO’s Career Website. Applications will only be accepted via the career website; application review begins Tuesday, July 5, 2022 and will continue until filled.

Application materials: Required Resume and Cover Letter outlining your specific experience with and interest in this position.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Location: While UNAVCO supports a robust remote work environment, this job will be located at UNAVCO’s HQ in Boulder, Colorado.

Salary range $58,000 - $87,000 is within the established UNAVCO salary structure and will be based on candidate’s education and qualifications.

Benefits:  UNAVCO offers very competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Supplemental Benefits, 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), and a retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution.

UNAVCO maintains and operates the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience which provides support to the NSF investigator community for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development with broad societal benefits. UNAVCO operates a large network of geodetic instruments (primarily GNSS) and a world class data facility and archive which provides cyber infrastructure to support the full data life cycle and interoperability with national and international Earth science Data Centers.

For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the utilization of cutting-edge technologies in support of geodesy while providing robust operational support for researchers exploring the solid Earth (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the hydrosphere (deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, sea level change), the cryosphere and the atmosphere. Our instrumentation toolbox includes high-precision GPS, LiDAR, TLS, optical imagery, InSAR, and more.

As a Polar Engineer you will have an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in the support of multiple scientific geodetic endeavors in the Arctic and the Antarctic. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working with GPS/GNSS and geodetic imaging instrumentation while participating in fieldwork, primarily within the earth’s polar latitudes. This position assists with implementing the successful development, planning and evolution of polar geodetic instrument project support for the NSF Office of Polar Programs.

This position is considered entry level, but a solid skillset that includes familiarity with small scale structural design and construction, basic electronics and system troubleshooting is vital.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering, geosciences, or related field at time of hire. Must be able to travel up to three and a half months each year in direct support of Polar projects, including to locations in Alaska, Greenland and Antarctica. 

We are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States.

UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all positions within the organization and is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. All qualified and complete applications will be considered. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part of the employment selection process should contact

UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff. As part of our commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks. UNAVCO complies with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Vaccination Requirements: If offered employment, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your appointment or start date. Medical or religious exemption should be directed to


UNAVCO, Inc. a non-profit university-governed consortium facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. We challenge ourselves to transform human understanding of the changing Earth by enabling the integration of innovative technologies, open geodetic observations, and research, from pole to pole.

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