Scientific Applications Software Engineer
Company: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted on: May 1, 2020
Job ID: 11812
Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and
discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!
New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world.
That is our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, and then
search the universe for answers-literally. We build upon ideas that
have guided generations, and 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 are driven to
discover, create, and inspire something, that lasts a lifetime and
beyond, you are ready for JPL.
JPL's Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (Org.
398) consist of multidisciplinary teams of engineers and
technologists who provide expertise across the domains of
instrument operations and science data systems.
We are responsible for:
- Safely controlling JPL remote sensing instruments.
- Transforming data collected by these instruments into
scientific measurements and preserving them for future
- Providing context and understanding to the measurements.
- Making the measurements and related information accessible to a
broad and global user community: scientists, operations, decision
makers and society.
Our engineering teams build and operate high performance data
processing, management and analysis systems capable of handling
petabyte scale datasets in support of science discovery, research,
operations and applications.
We support JPL and NASA missions, as well as other science-based
projects. Our research and technology development teams create new
onboard and ground based technologies for data processing,
analysis, modeling, reasoning, visualization, management, access
and analytics that are infused into our data systems.
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.
We aim to do things never done before and to go places few can go.
We dare mighty things---do you?
As a member of the Science Data Management Systems Group (Org.
398G) you will report to the Group Supervisor, the COWVR (Compact
Ocean Wind Vector Radiometer) Ground Data Processing System (GDPS)
Manager and the Process Control System (PCS) subsystem Cognizant
Engineer (Cog E), and you will contribute to the COWVR mission to
be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese
Experiment Module-Exposed Facility (JEM-EF).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Work directly with the PCS Cog E to develop PCS subsystem
capabilities for the ingestion, processing, storage, management and
delivery of COWVR science data products and metadata.
- Develop data processing workflows, data product metadata
extractors and PCS/data portal GUI.
- Perform GDPS software system verification and validation
- Bachelors or Masters with 0 years of related experience
- Bachelors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data
Science, Mathematics, or related discipline with typically a
minimum of 1 year of related experience; Masters degree in similar
- A minimum GPA of 3.0
- Familiarity with Java and Python programming
- Familiarity with database technologies including SQL and
- Understanding of modern software architecture and patterns
- Experience with git version control software
- Experience with continuous integration / continuous deployment
(CI/CD) tools like Jenkins
- Strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities
- Desire to learn new technologies and concepts
- Experience with build and dependency management software like
- Knowledge of Apache OODT framework
- Experience with science data processing systems
- Experience in Amazon Cloud services, S3, EC2, Lambda, Athena,
Ability to Obtain Work Authorization
Connect with Us
Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.
JPL is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action
employer and will, whenever possible, actively recruit and include
for employment members of underrepresented minority groups,
females, disabled veterans, protected veterans, and otherwise
qualified persons with disabilities. JPL will hire, transfer, and
promote based on the qualifications of the individual to ensure
equal consideration and fair treatment of all.
JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. For more information about "EEO
is the Law" click here: eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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 at
If you are interested in applying for employment with Jet
Propulsion Laboratory and need special assistance or an
accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human
Resources department at (818) 354-5150 or via email at
Written requests may be mailed to: Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Attention: Staffing and Employment Programs, 4800 Oak Grove Drive,
Mail Stop T1720C, Pasadena, CA 91109
Keywords: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena , Scientific Applications Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Pasadena, California
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!