Autonomous Systems Software Engineer

Position ID: MCL-SYS-20230816-ADV000737

Posting Date: August 16, 2023

Location: Houston, TX

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Autonomous Systems Software Engineer to join our JETS II contract team at Johnson Space Center.

  • Develop methods to integrate task planning and scheduling into autonomous spacecraft systems
  • Assess technologies for the development of advanced autonomous task execution
  • Develop methods to ensure plans respect resource constraints
  • Develop technology to enable large scale, distributed task planning and scheduling
  • Work with Flight Software experts to integrate planning technologies into flight critical software
  • Performing other duties as assigned

This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the job requirements and internal business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • Experience with constrained task planning or scheduling algorithms, such as MILP and temporal logic-based approaches
  • Experience with complex distributed systems
  • Experience using task planning, scheduling, and task execution technologies on cyber physical systems
  • Excellent communication skills and strong customer service attitude

Requisition Preferences:

  • Experience developing software across the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with embedded processors
  • Spacecraft Avionics and Software Architecture
  • NASA software and systems development standards
  • Proficiency with C/C++ coding
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a minimum of 2 – 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area

Mclaurin is a unique organization with a special focus on combining the best features of research and industry in order to foster innovation. Our organization strongly supports research, publication, and engagement with the academic community. We encourage our employees to remain on the cutting edge of new developments in their respective disciplines. Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, and if applicable, a list of relevant publications and research using the contact form below.

US Citizenship and the ability to pass a comprehensive security background investigation is required.

Mclaurin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.