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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Engineering Applications Software Engineer II
New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, 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’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.

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 are looking for a Mission Planning Software Developer to join our Modeling and Verification Group in the Mission Planning and Execution Section. You will work with several JPL mission teams (Mars 2020, Europa Clipper, Psyche, etc.) to develop software that will be used in the mission planning and sequencing phases of the uplink process. You will be responsible for all aspects of the software development life cycle including software architecture, design, coding, documentation, training, as well as interfacing with the mission design and operations engineering teams.

As a member of the Modeling and Verification Group, you will have multiple opportunities to work on the simulation, metamodeling, language development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, low-level and high-level programming, etc. disciplines and how they may apply to the management, planning, and control of robotic missions to the Solar System. There will be many opportunities to grow and direct your own work in a team environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 3 years of related experience, a Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 1 years of related experience, or a Ph.D. in similar disciplines.
  • Highly proficient in a high-level programming language such as C++, Python, Java, etc.
  • Software engineering skill with strong system debugging and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of modern software development tools and practices.
  • Background in both the Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science disciplines.
  • Knowledge of mission planning and spacecraft behavior modeling.
  • Knowledge of both system-level programming (in C or assembly language) and high-level object-oriented programming.
  • Experience as a lead software developer, systems engineer, or software architect.

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