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.
Would you like to work with code sent to the planet Mars? Feel the excitement as the nation watches your team's software execute during the intense landing on Mars. Join a flight software team working on missions to orbit Earth, Jupiter, or an asteroid. Be a part of a fast-paced CubeSat software team. These unique software challenges await you at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
You will be a part of a flight software team. Use your creativity and cleverness to understand the flight system, explore flight software code, write test scenarios, expose flight software bugs, and create diagnostic tools. Work with software that implements spacecraft capabilities including command, communication, data management, instrument management, and fault protection. You will be working in NASA/JPL's Flight Software and Avionics Systems section.
Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related subject matter
Must be available to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) for 8 to 12 weeks during the summer of 2020
Excellent C programming skills
Basic knowledge of Python programming
Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
Coursework in programming and data structures
Internship or projects with significant C or C++ programming
Internship or experience with embedded programming or CubeSats
Coursework in operating systems, multi-threaded programming, computer architecture, algorithms, programming languages, software engineering, computer science theory, embedded programming
C++ or Java
Work Authorization Ability to Obtain Work Authorization