Position: Open MCT Developer, Lunar Rover Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems
Location: NASA, Moffett Field
Full-Time- Medical, dental, vision, PTO, 410K
NASA, working with private industry, is planning a return to the Lunar Surface. For the first time since 1972, NASA is planning boots on the Moon. For the first time ever, NASA will conduct Lunar Polar explorations on the surface. These explorations will include both human and robotic missions. Join the team planning the first robotic lunar polar surface exploration. At NASA in Silicon Valley, we are designing a lunar prospecting mission to search for water ice in a polar region on the Moon. This rover will launch as early as 2022.
Open MCT (Open Mission Control Technologies) is a next-generation mission control framework for operation of spacecraft missions, and is developed at NASA's Ames Research Center, in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Open MCT is an open source project with a community of users and developers both within and outside of NASA.
We are looking for an experienced software developer to work on an open source next generation web-based mission control system. As a software developer on the Open MCT project, you will be writing code to support our lunar efforts, adding capability to a code base that is used daily in support of NASA’s interplanetary and Earth observing spacecraft, and building new capabilities to support NASA’s upcoming lunar missions.
You must be self-motivated and able to work independently. If you love space, that’s even better. This role is based at Ames Research Center, but may require occasional travel to support users at other NASA centers around the United States.
Required Skills and Traits:
- Demonstrated software development skills (should be able to show prior work or side projects).
- Experience writing client-server code for web development (particularly REST and WebSockets).
- Experience with git, mercurial, or similar version control systems.
Other Desired Skills:
- Experience with Vue.js
- Experience contributing to open source projects.
- Experience designing, developing, and documenting open source APIs
- Prior experience with visualization of time series data.
- Experience with common behavior driven development including common testing frameworks and patterns (particularly Jasmine).
- Experience in spacecraft mission operations, and the processes and software associated with it.
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