👷 Robotics Technologist / Engineer – Computer Vision & Image Processing, TS/SCI

machine learning

Job Details

New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.

Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.

Wanted:  Engineer with a range of skills related to Computer Vision, Image Processing and Data Analysis.  Candidate must hold an active Top Secret / SCI clearance.

Members of this team use existing image processing and data analysis techniques and develop novel techniques to enable understanding of image data acquired from overhead.

In this position you will both employ existing methods and develop new ones to understand image data at varying resolutions and under varying sensing modalities. Typical applications include understanding patterns of life and tracking ensembles of ground objects, either over wide physical extent or for extended durations. You will use methods in computer vision and image processing as well as machine learning, where applicable, to accomplish your objectives.

Designated work includes:

  • Primary support of classified projects of varying sizes

  • Secondary support for software and algorithm development for robotic autonomy across unclassified NASA and non-NASA projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 3 years related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 1 year related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines.

  • Strong knowledge of computer vision / i****mage processing and data analysis, ideally on relevant types of data

  • Strong software programming skills in Matlab and C/C++ and/or Python

  • Experience in solving challenging problems

  • Active Top Secret / SCI clearance

Desired qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Machine Learning, including standard libraries

  • Strong communications skills

  • Strong teamwork skills

  • Familiarity with Robotic Hardware and/or Software

JPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status or any other characteristic or condition protected by Federal, state or local law.

In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries or those born in a designated country unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available here.

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United States, JPL Campus, Pasadena, California
Posted 2 months ago
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