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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.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory continues to strive to push the boundaries for space exploration. This is in part to the outstanding team that gets assembled overcoming any challenges. The Planning and Execution Systems Section is looking for an Engineering Applications Software Engineer to be part of the Data Services group. This group focuses on server side and cloud connected software development to enable scheduling and commanding of Flight Missions and the Deep Space Network. Group members architect solutions ranging from collaborative web applications to scalable APIs. Group members research advanced technologies such as serverless or containerization to reduce deployment and administration overhead.


You will work as a full stack web, Java, and relational database developer and lead continuous integration and development operations (devops) for the MGSS Planning, Sequencing and Analysis - Aerie development team. Aerie (https://github.com/NASA-AMMOS/aerie) is a vital application planned for use on the Europa Clipper and Mars Sample Return Lander missions. In this role you will own the build, testing and deployment process to help whole team see improved efficiency in taking feature development to production. As a developer you will focus on the spacecraft modeling and simulation framework to produce reliable predictions of expected behavior.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 1 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar subject areas with a minimum of 0 year of related experience; or Ph.D. in similar fields
  • General understanding and application of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in scientific and mathematical software design and implementation
  • NodeJS development
  • TypeScript development
  • Significant experience with an object oriented language: C++, Python, Java, C
  • Experience using a modern web framework such as Angular, React, Svelte or Vue
  • Team first engineer capable of excelling in a high functioning team of 8 - 12 engineers

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellent communication (both oral and written) with ability to present technical results to a wide audience
  • Automated testing experience: Mocha, Karma, Jasmin, or similar.
  • Experience with cloud applications.
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix development environment
  • Ability to apply engineering and science principles to generate the solution to a variety of complex problems
  • Highly energized, self-motivated, organized, detail oriented, with the ability to work on assignments that are complex in nature using considerable practical judgment and making recommendations
  • Knowledge in space mission design, analysis, and operations

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.

For further benefits information click Benefits and Perks

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.

$81,224 - $96,616

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
Job offer closed
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