Visualization Science Apps & Data Interaction Engineer @ JPL/NASA - Pasadena, CA

Job Overview

8 days ago

Visualization Science Apps & Data Interaction Engineer

JPL/NASA - Pasadena, CA

Job Details

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.

Responsibilities

  • Work with team members of the Visualization Lab to create, maintain and enhance 3D applications to visualize spacecraft and planets.

  • Collaborate with application and engine developers, testers and artists.

  • Work independently and with limited supervision on key assignments.

  • Follow applicable policies, procedures and best practices.

  • Contribute as a team member on teams inside or outside the organization.

  • Communicate effectively.

  • Maintain development skill sets via continuous education and learning.

  • Work on various projects including visualizations of the Solar System, Exoplanets or Earth missions on different platforms.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline with at least 3 years of related experience or Master’s degree with 1 years of experience.

  • Experience in the full life-cycle development of front-end apps.

  • Extensive knowledge in JavaScript ES6+, HTML5 and CSS3.

  • Proficient in object-oriented programming.

  • Experience building responsive websites.

  • Experience in creating self-contained, reusable, documented and testable modules and components.

  • Experience in supporting tooling – Git, GitHub.

  • Experience developing application within the Node ecosystem (npm, yarn) and experience with application packaging (Webpack).

  • Proficient in client-side JavaScript debugging.

  • Good knowledge of Unix, shell scripting and data manipulation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in data visualization.

  • Experience in mobile application development.

  • Experience in Three.js, Unity or other 3D engine.

  • Experience in WebGL.

  • Experience in mathematics for 3D graphics.

  • Experience in image processing.

  • Experience in writing shaders.

  • Experience with VR and AR.

  • Experience with 3d art pipelines and material composition.

  • Experience with Blender including scripting.

  • Experience with Front-end UI Frameworks (React, Vue, Angular, etc.).

  • Experience in User Interface development.

  • Experience in UI/UX design.

  • Experience in data pipelines.

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.

  • Experience with additional programming languages (C++, C#, Python).

  • Experience with NAIF Spice.

JPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status or any other characteristic or condition protected by Federal, state or local law.

In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries or those born in a designated country unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available here.

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