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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.

  • The Software Simulation and Test Environments Group at JPL designs and builds high-fidelity workstation-based and hardware-in-the-loop simulators for supporting the development and testing of the avionics systems.  We are part of JPL’s Autonomous Systems Division that designs, builds, and pilots spacecraft to explore remote destinations in our solar system. 

    We are looking for an experience and self-driven software engineer with a passion for writing simulation software.   As a software engineer in this group, you will design, build, and test software that simulates complex avionics hardware and physical environments. 


    • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
    • Must be available to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer of 2023
    • Proficient in C/C++ and Python programming languages
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
    • Coursework in object-oriented programming and data structures
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Internship or projects with significant C/C++ or Python programming
    • Internship or experience with embedded programming
    • Knowledge and hands-on programming experience in writing simulation software
    • Coursework in operating systems, multi-threaded programming, computer architecture, algorithms, programming languages, software engineering, computer science theory, embedded programming

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.

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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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