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Employment Opportunities

Software Engineer – Starling Spacecraft


JOB DESCRIPTION

The Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support (ISRDS) contract supports NASA Ames Research Center in
developing and infusing advanced information systems technology into NASA missions. Our scientists, engineers and
information technologists support research and development of critical enabling intelligent technologies for all of the NASA Mission Directorates. This SGT‐led team has supported technology development for NASA space exploration missions such as LADEE and TESS, supports payload development for the International Space Station, and develops robotics and autonomous operations technologies for lunar and planetary exploration. ISRDS engineers provide support in aeronautics for autonomous operations of unmanned systems and for meeting the challenges of expanding capacity in the aviation industry. We are currently seeking a talented system programmer to support the development of flight software applications that will run on the Starling spacecraft. These apps will be used to govern communications between various hardware elements of the spacecraft, and to demonstrate advanced autonomous interaction between members of the swarm. The selected candidate must be able to implement, troubleshoot, and support both Unix/Linux operating systems and networked-based applications. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Manage the project software development process
  • Communicate with spacecraft subsystems and manage interface control documents
  • Support verification and validation of software products


​This position requires access to ITAR and/or EAR protected data, only U.S. citizens or green card holders can be
considered for this position


Required Skill and Traits:

  • Extensive experience with C
  • Knowledge of Python, Bash, Ruby or other scripting languages
  • Experience with networking and systems programming in Linux
  • Detailed understanding of continuous integration and modern software development approach
  • Experience with test-driven software development


Other Desired Skills:

  • ​Ability to demonstrate experience with design, build, test, and documentation of robust and reusable code
  •  Experience with light systems administration duties
  •  Experience designing and analysis process driven workflows
  •  Demonstrable knowledge of spacecraft operations


To apply, submit resume to: aamu-rise@sharonbrookshodge.com





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Diagnostic Researcher


JOB DESCRIPTION

The Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support (ISRDS) contract supports NASA Ames Research Center in
developing and infusing advanced information systems technology into NASA missions. Our scientists, engineers and
information technologists support research and development of critical enabling intelligent technologies for all of the NASA Mission Directorates. This SGT‐led team has supported technology development for NASA space exploration missions such as LADEE and TESS, supports payload development for the International Space Station, and develops robotics and autonomous operations technologies for lunar and planetary exploration. ISRDS engineers provide support in aeronautics for autonomous operations of unmanned systems and for meeting the challenges of expanding capacity in the aviation industry. T
his opportunity will explore novel diagnostics methods that face the challenge of operating for large fault spaces (thousands of fault modes) with the need to execute fast in constrained computational environment – such as those encountered in space environments, where computational equipment needs to be radiation hardened and typically lacks the clock speed and memory of modern chips.


​Required Skills and Traits:

  • Expert understanding of state-of-the-art theoretical approaches to diagnostics such as distributed diagnostics, sequential diagnostics, arborescent architectures, disambiguating knowledge, model-based diagnosis, hybrid systems, hypotheses discrimination, inference-based diagnosis, active diagnosis, qualitative reasoning, and others.
  • Comfortable coding in MATLAB, Python, C, C++, and able to integrate research quality work into the production environment.
  • Independence and the ability to take their own research path and take ownership of projects
  • Publishing and paper writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact and gel with the team effectively is also an important requirement
  • This position requires someone who is a motivated self-starter, capable of working independently and as part of​ an integrated team
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or other fields
  • Familiarity with proposal writing and development


To apply, submit resume to: aamu-rise@sharonbrookshodge.com







UAS Traffic Management GIS-based Graphical User Interface Developer​


JOB DESCRIPTION

How will the burgeoning UAS industry’s small drones (unpiloted aircraft systems - UAS) be able to fly in their airspace safely? How will they avoid hazards including buildings, highly localized weather conditions, and other nearby UAS? How will they fly safely in an urban environment? NASA is developing an air traffic management system specifically to address this dynamic problem for small UAS flying at low altitudes. The UAS Traffic Management (UTM) project, led by NASA Ames Research Center, has been underway for 3+ years and has produced prototype software that has been extensively tested with participating UAS operators at FAA UAS Test Sites across the country. Development is expanding – this is an unusual opportunity for a s/w engineer with well-rounded skills to support one of the most rapidly advancing and publicly visible aviation technologies, one that is likely to form the basis of safe and efficient small UAS deployment throughout the country.

You will work on-site at NASA Ames Research Center, in the Aviation Systems Division’s UTM team. A major goal of this project is to research, develop, and demonstrate a safe flight environment for small UAS by approving only those flight plans that do not conflict with other UAS flight plans in this airspace, and that do not create hazards. The UTM project has numerous collaborators including government agencies, vendors of UAS and UAS-based services, and universities pursuing related research. UTM technology transfer is underway to the FAA.

Initially, you will focus on developing a GUI (Graphical User Interface) for UTM and integrating that GUI with a video wall display.  The initial requirements for the GUI are to provide similar viewing capabilities that are currently supported for UTM using Google Earth on an existing display system.  Other GUI support may be required in the future. In addition, you may support various other aspects of the UTM system, including interfacing with other UTM APIs to retrieve and display data in near-real-time.

Required Skills and Traits:

  • Experience developing visualization s/w using google maps, google earth, NASA world-wind, ArcGIS, or similar APIs
  • Strong JavaScript experience in ES6 (promises, closures, arrow functions) and ability to implement these features to improve interactive maps and GUIs
  • Experience using AJAX technologies
  • Experience using a front-end framework and libraries such as Angular, Ember, jQuery, and React
  • Experience using front-end testing frameworks such as Mocha
  • Experience using Selenium or equivalent
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to organize information on Confluence, track actions on Jira, and manage code and code review process using Bitbucket
  • Experience (management or development) in cloud (prefer AWS) environment and/or willingness to learn such software as needed.
  • Excellent verbal communications skills


Other Desired Skills: 

  • Ability to prototype a website or GUI using adobe illustrator, photoshop or other tools
  • Understanding of UAT
  • Familiarity with security concepts such as cross-site script and SQL injectionYou are submitting your information for consideration to a position that is currently available under the Intelligent Systems Research & Development Services 2 (ISRDS-2) program at Ames Research Center, CA. If selected, your employment offer may be with SGT or one of our teammates on the contract.


To apply, submit resume to: aamu-rise@sharonbrookshodge.com


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