machine learning

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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.

Are you intrigued about artificial intelligence and autonomous systems?

Be part of the team leading the development of autonomous space systems!

The Artificial Intelligence Group (see ai.jpl.nasa.gov) works on fundamental research problems leading to unique software applications in spacecraft autonomy, scientific data analysis, and mission operations automation and onboard analysis for real-time decisions.

Development projects will include automation of ground and flight operations for communications stations, space missions, marine vehicles, and aerial vehicles, including fleets of vehicles. Our software is currently in use for numerous missions including but not limited to: ECOSTRESS, OCO-3, EMIT, NISAR, M2020 and the DSN.

You will use Artificial Intelligence technologies to partially and fully automate critical systems for scheduling, planning and resource allocation. You will support efforts in these areas.

Your job will entail but is not limited to:

  • Develop novel, complex scheduling algorithms for autonomous systems that must interpret large amounts of input state, constraint, and event data to generate actions and scheduled to achieve higher level goals.
  • Advance state of the art in the area, routinely publishes such advances - Communicate results to internal and external customers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related subject with a minimum of 6 years of professional experience, or Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of experience, or Ph.D. with 2 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge in one or more related fields of the following areas: software development, artificial intelligence, search, constraint-based reasoning, operations research, resource allocation mechanisms, quantitative modeling, machine learning, computer vision, risk models, decision theory, and probabilistic methods
  • Experience in wide application of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in modern programming languages such as C++, C, Python, Java, Artificial Intelligence Techniques and concepts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in automation and analysis systems for logistics or robotic autonomous systems
  • Experience and background in Artificial Intelligence, Optimization, Search, Scheduling, Resource Allocation, Operations Research, or related fields -
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in Software design & development and Computer Science
  • Experience in interdisciplinary team leadership
  • Experience in writing proposals, task plans, and research publications for peer reviewed forums
  • Experience in formulating new concepts, visions, and technology thrusts
  • Experience in formulating and leading cross institutional efforts

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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