SW Cmptg Sys Undergraduate Student III

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Job ID: 11646

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 develop software simulations and models that enable successful flight missions? This work provides the opportunity to the excitement of accomplishment as the nation watches your team’s efforts come to fruition during the intense landing on Mars.  Join a software team working on missions to orbit Earth, Jupiter, or an asteroid.  These unique software challenges await you at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


You will be a part of a software simulation team and use your creativity and cleverness to understand the flight system, develop simulations of the hardware and flight capabilities.  Your products will expose flight software bugs and include diagnostic tools.  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, C++, and Python programming skills
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
  • Coursework in embedded software development
  • Internship or projects with significant C or C++ programming
  • Internship or experience with embedded programming
  • Coursework in operating systems, multi-threaded programming, computer architecture, algorithms, programming languages, software engineering, computer science theory

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