NASA, working with private industry, is planning our return to the Lunar Surface. For the first time since
1972, we are planning boots on the Moon. For the first time ever, we 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 2023.
The rover project uses a simulation environment for software and operations development, operations
team training, and in-flight software updates and testing. This simulation environment uses ROS1, ROS2,
Gazebo, Python, Eclipse RCP and other software components. The simulation engineer will be
responsible for integrating simulator components including rover system and environmental models,
operator interface applications, and command/telemetry applications; making changes to the
simulation environment, and also for developing tools to analyze the results of various simulation runs.
The simulation engineer also configures and operates the simulator and interfaces with other team
members during operations simulation and training activities. If you are a software developer with a
robotics background, join us in this groundbreaking endeavor.
Required Skills and Traits:
2+ years of experience with Python: Write Python scripts to analyze rosbag data
Previous work on large projects: Come up to speed quickly on a large, thinly documented project comprised of C++11, Python, and Java
Have strong object-oriented design and implementation skills
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with diverse set of people
Other Desired Skills:
Experience with mapping and 3D terrain software (e.g., GIS, OSGeo tools)