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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.Wanted: A Robotics Software Engineer Intern to develop flight software and infrastructure for the Helicopter Base Station Compute Element.
To join an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary workforce that originates and executes robotics technology development and space flight projects for terrestrial and planetary exploration applications. This role is focused on supporting and leading the development of operations tools for the Mobility and Robotic Systems
section at JPL. The primary project would be Mars 2020.What It Takes
What Would Help
- At least a senior in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline
- Highly proficient in C++, C, and Python
- Experience with development of software for embedded applications
- Experience with flight software
- Experience with Linux or other Unix-like operating systems
- US citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Knowledge of robotics-related algorithms such as path planning and localization
- Knowledge of the internals of the Linux kernel
- Knowledge of how to extend compilers
- Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and leadership
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.