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JPL strives to push the boundaries for space exploration. This is in part due to the outstanding team that works together to overcome big challenges. The Mission Planning and Execution Systems Section is looking for a Visualization and User Interface Software Engineer to join the User Interface Group. This group designs and develops innovative software systems and applications for planning, analyzing, and visualizing the activities of JPL's robotic spacecraft throughout the solar system.
The engineer will:
design, code, develop, and modify complex applications to access, visualize, and analyze scientific and engineering data
develop, support, and maintain operational tools for downlink image processing
develop and maintain WebXR and stand-alone AR/VR/XR applications for Microsoft Hololens, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, and other XR headsets
support tactical mission operations
work independently on important assignments and projects with limited supervision
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related technical field with typically a minimum of 3 years of related experience, a Master’s degree in similar subject areas with a minimum of 1 year of related experience, or a Ph.D.
Experience working with a team of software developers on a shared code base using version control and issue tracking tools
Experience working directly with customers and users to develop and
Knowledge of image processing algorithms and code
Familiarity or experience with spacecraft operations processes and paradigms
Experience developing Unity applications for AR/VR headsets and web
Background in both the Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science subject areas.
Knowledge of mission planning and operations processes.
JPL has a catalog of benefits and perks that span from the traditional to the unique. This includes a variety of health, dental, vision, wellbeing, and retirement plans, paid time off, learning, rideshare, childcare, flexible schedule, parental leave and many more. Our focus is on work-life balance, and living healthy, fulfilling lives as we Dare Mighty Things Together. For benefits eligible positions, benefits are effective the first day of the month coincident with or immediately following the employee’s start date.
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The hiring range displayed below is specifically for those who will work in or reside in the location listed. In extending an offer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory considers factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s job related skills, experience, knowledge, and relevant education/training. Hiring range for this job may be adjusted based on primary work location outside of Pasadena, California. This adjusted range will be provided to candidates by the Recruiter when applicable.
The typical full time equivalent annual hiring range for this job in Pasadena, California.
$112,070 - $136,448
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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