I’m wondering if there are any engineering or computer science jobs in Antarctica? Spending time in Antarctica is on top of my life to do list and I was thinking about trying to get a job there after I graduate. I’m currently a junior in EECS at MIT. I’m wondering what I would need to do after I graduate and what I should do while I’m still in school?
Wow, can we trade? You come down to Antarctica and I’ll go to MIT! That would be sweet. Actually I’d rather get in with WHOI, but that’s another story…
All kidding aside, if you have a bit of experience on your resume in addition to your education, plus enthusiasm and schedule flexibility, your chances are good.
> I’m wondering if there are any engineering
> or computer science jobs in Antarctica?
Oh my yes. All kinds of computer support jobs —
– Help desk
– PC tech
– Network admin
– Network engineer
Not much call for programmers unless you want a full-time job, working most of the year in the Denver office with only occasional deployments to the Ice.
As far as other kinds of engineering (EE, civil, etc), those positions do sometimes come up but they’re not as common. Can’t really help you there. Basically, most of the tech jobs are supporting the existing infrastructure.
While you’re still in school…. simply graduate. If you can pad your resume with additional experience, that’s good too. Most of the hiring is conducted about 6 months before (in April-June) the austral season starts, which is in August/October. So if you’re serious, start applying in your senior year. Currently Raytheon is the primary contractor, and you’ll find all the available jobs listed on the Rayjobs.com website (look for jobs in Centennial Colorado, which is where RPSC HQ is located).
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