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Software Engineer/Computer Scientist, C++, AI/Autonomy Solutions for aviation and space expl

Mountain View, California, United States
**Title:**Software Engineer/Computer Scientist, C++, AI/Autonomy Solutions for aviation and space explorationThe Planning and Scheduling Group at NASA Ames Research Center develops cutting-edge AI and autonomy solutions for aviation and space exploration. We seek a software engineer/computer scientist to focus on plan execution technologies.The initial role centers around an open-source plan representation language and execution system called PLEXIL ( The Planning and Scheduling Group is building automated and autonomous systems for NASA applications on a variety of platforms using PLEXIL. The successful candidate will work independently and with project teams to deliver these capabilities.*****Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident*******Responsibilities will include:**+ Integration of the PLEXIL Executive into flight software frameworks such as Core Flight Software+ Development of PLEXIL plans for space and aviation applications+ Integration of PLEXIL with autonomy planners and schedulers+ Evolution of the PLEXIL language+ Maintenance, development, extension, and documentation of the PLEXIL suite: Executive, compilers, translators, visualization tools, etc.+ Exploration and research of new or alternative technologies for plan execution and high- level autonomy relevant to NASA missions**Required qualifications:**+ BS in Computer Science or a related field+ U.S. Permanent Residency+ 4+ years of professional software development experience+ Expertise in C++ programming and object-oriented design and patterns+ Strong aptitude in software development life cycle, including testing and documentation+ Must be able to work independently and take full ownership of a project+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills**Desirable qualifications:**+ MS in Computer Science or related field+ Prior experience with Core Flight Software (cFS) development and integration+ Experience in robotics, autonomy/automation, aerospace, programming language design and implementation, AI+ Knowledge of discrete control, reactive systems, automated planning and scheduling, formal methods+ Experience developing portable C++ code for delivery on multiple platforms+ Working knowledge of C++ language standards+ Experience developing cross-platform build scripts with CMake, GNU autotools, and/or GNU make+ Experience with additional programming languages: Shell scripting, Java, Python, XSLT+ Experience developing real time OS applications+ Experience with modern software management tools, e.g. the Atlassian suite (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Bamboo)+ Experience with Agile software development methodologiesKBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ?KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. **At KBR, We Deliver.****Fraud Alert**Attempts to commit fraud against individuals has infiltrated the job placement market both on the internet and through direct phone or email contact. Such attempts have on occasion, included the unauthorized use of KBR's name and logo to solicit potential job seekers for employment or to extend fraudulent job offers. Bad actors may place advertisements for fake positions mixed with legitimate job postings, with false contact instructions for expressing interest of obtaining additional information. These misrepresentations typically include promises of high-paying jobs with the requirement that job seekers send sensitive personal information or money to pay for things such as visa applications or processing fees.Please be advised that KBR will never ask a potential job seeker for any sort of advance payment as part of the recruiting or hiring process, and candidate profiles are carefully managed to protect personal information.

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