💻 Engineering Applications Software Engineer Level 1


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.

Be part of a software development team that designs and implements Mission Control ground software used to support NASA/JPL spacecraft development and operations. You will design, develop, and modify complex software applications used to create spacecraft commands and the supporting data structures, transport command packages to the Deep Space Network (or other flight-ground communication provider), and monitor the radiation of the command packages to the spacecraft. The qualified candidate will support the Advanced Multi-mission Operations System (AMMOS) Mission Control element as well as various flight projects that utilize the command software applications in their Ground Data Software (GDS), and will be a member of the Mission Command and Control Group (393E) and administratively report to the 393E Group Supervisor.


Required Skills:

  • Software engineering with strong debugging and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently on complex software applications

  • Knowledge of LINUX and RedHat operating systems

  • Knowledge of Java and JavaScript programming languages

  • Knowledge of web technologies including but not limited to RESTful web services and web user interface frameworks (Javascript Node.js, Angular, etc.)

  • Familiar with secure network communication protocols

  • Familiar with modern software development tools (e.g., GitHub, JIRA, Confluence, Maven, Jenkins, Artifactory, etc.)

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with software engineers, software system engineers, testers, and flight project operators

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of C and C++ programming languages (highly desirable)

  • Knowledge of Python programming language

  • Knowledge of spacecraft command systems and flight-ground communication interfaces

  • Knowledge of JPL Software Development Standard Practices

  • Knowledge of CCSDS data standards

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 3 months ago
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