University of Wisconsin-Madison

IceCube Winterover Experiments Operators (2 positions)

These positions serve as the IceCube "Winterovers" and will be deployed to the South Pole for 12-13 months. Training for two candidates is anticipated to begin in Madison, WI in July, 2019. Deployment to the South Pole is expected to be in early October, 2019 for 12-13 months with no possibility of leaving during the winter months from mid-February, 2020 to mid-October, 2020.

M.S. in computer science, physics, electrical engineering or related field is preferred. Bachelors degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field and substantial experience (equivalent to a masters degree) will be considered.

A minimum of three years of work experience in the following areas is required:

  • Linux/Unix operating systems. Configuring core services and network management.
  • Writing systems shell scripts (Bash, Python,and/or Perl).
  • Ability to take initiative (must be a self-starter).
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
Apply by January 15, 2019. More information and applications following this link.