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.
The Instrument Implementation & Concepts Section (382) provides the Laboratory with centers of expertise in system formulation and implementation of scientific and national instruments, including in-situ, ground, space based, airborne/suborbital and cryogenic instruments. Our section provides support from concept through delivery of instruments for program offices that include Earth Science, Planetary Science, and Astronomy. We partner with academic institutions and science communities. Instruments supported in our section include, but are not limited to: spectrometers, radiometers, magnetometers, microwave radiometers, Ultraviolet (UV)/Visible (VIS)/Infrared (IR)/Far-IR imagers.
We invite you to join the Instrument Systems Implementation and Concepts Section within the Suborbital Accommodation Group (382F) to serve as a Scientific Applications Software Engineer I. You will be reporting administratively to the Group Supervisor of the Suborbital Accommodation Group.
The Suborbital Accommodation group provides leadership in suborbital activities including aircraft, small Uninhabited aerial systems (sUAS), balloons, high altitude long endurance (HALE) systems, boats, and underwater vehicles. The group provides expertise in science, engineering, platforms, safety, regulatory requirements, technical aspects of procurement for accommodation of instruments on suborbital vehicles, and proposals requiring suborbital vehicles or campaigns.
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In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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.