[Space] Job Opportunity: Sr. Software Engineer at NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group
arbzed at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 11:13:01 PDT 2010
Apologies if you're the sort of person that doesn't like to see job postings
on technical list, but I think this may be well-aligned with some people's
interests: processing satellite data, mapping other planets and all.
Feel free to email me off-list if you want to know more about the group or
projects before applying.
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Title: Software Developer (full-time position)
Location: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
Start Date: Immediate
Want to help NASA map Mars and the Moon? Want to build teraflop image
processing pipelines that will run on NASA's supercomputers? Want to help
set an example that will define the course of NASA open source software
The NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group (irg.arc.nasa.gov) has an
immediate opening for a full-time senior software developer to help create
the next generation planetary ground data system and automated satellite
image processing pipeline. This is a high-profile, high-impact opportunity
to co-develop software that will make a difference in how we explore
space. This software is already being used by NASA mission engineers, the
planetary science community, and the general public through Google
Mars/Moon, Microsoft World Wide Telescope, and other cutting-edge science
and outreach platforms.
Applicants should hold a B.S. (or higher) in Computer Science and have
excellent software engineering and system development skills. A strong
background in UNIX development and open-source tools is required.
- 2+ years of experience as lead software developer
- 2+ years of software development experience with C++ and Python.
Experience with C++ template and generic programming idioms is a major
In addition, knowledge in one (or more) of the following areas is greatly
- distributed computing, multi-threaded and parallel processing
- geospatial data systems (KML, GIS, GDAL, proj.4, etc.)
- linear algebra and statistics, plus some knowledge of optimization,
estimation, and probablistic methods
- computer vision (camera models, stereo vision, lidar, 2D/3D mosaicking)
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send the
following via email:
- a letter describing your background and software experience
- a detailed resume (PDF or text)
- contact details for two (or more) references
to Dr. Terry Fong <terry.fong at nasa.gov>.
The NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) is dedicated to enabling
humans and robots to explore and learn about extreme environments, remote
locations, and uncharted worlds. IRG conducts applied research in a wide
range of areas with an emphasis on robotics systems science and field
testing. IRG's expertise includes applied computer vision (navigation,
planetary mapping, automated science support), interactive 3D user
interfaces, robot software architecture, and planetary rovers. Recent
Mars in Google Earth http://earth.google.com
Moon in Google Earth http://moon.google.com
NASA Vision Workbench http://ti.arc.nasa.gov/visionworkbench
GigaPan Robotic Camera http://gigapan.org
Robotic Recon Field Test http://lunarscience.nasa.gov/roboticrecon
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