Orion Navigation Data Scientist

Full time

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Your Impact:

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.

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to the need for an Orion Navigation Data Scientist to support the development, testing and verification of navigation algorithms/systems for the NASA/JSC Orion Project.

The selected applicant will:

  • Support development of navigation algorithms for the integrated GN&C system for NASA spacecraft
  • Support testing and analysis of navigation algorithms in a 6-DOF GN&C environment
  • Data mining, preprocessing, and validating the data to be used for analysis
  • Utilize object-oriented software skills to efficiently utilize large data sets to perform verification and validation analyses of navigation flight software
  • Develop and apply custom data models and algorithms to data sets
  • Utilize Hardware-in-the-Loop data to verify navigation flight software
  • Perform analyses in support of operational flight rule development
  • Formally document the results of all design and analysis activities
  • Perform other duties as required

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Requisition Qualifications:

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

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering with experience in the field or in a related area
  • Object oriented software development skills.
  • Extensive experience programming in Python
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment consisting of NASA civil servants and various contractor employees.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Requires at least a bachelor’s degree in data science or engineering and a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Minimum of MS in Data Science, Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
  • 5 or more years of experience in the field
  • Proficiency with C/C++
  • Proficiency with MATLAB/Simulink.
  • Knowledge in the design, analysis, and implementation of navigation algorithms
  • Experience with spacecraft simulation modeling and analysis of integrated GN&C systems
  • Knowledge of inertial measurement units, GPS, star trackers, sun sensors, or barometric altimeters
  • Experience with NASA/TRICK simulation environment.
  • Hardware-in-the-loop lab data handling experience
  • Safety and flight critical embedded software development.
  • Familiarity with relative navigation concepts
  • Coursework and/or in-depth knowledge of:
    • Extended Kalman Filtering
    • Linear and non-linear state estimation theory
    • Linear covariance analysis
    • AI & Machine Learning
    • Numerical methods
    • Astrodynamics
  • Agile software development experience

Why Join Our Team?

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), when applicable
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency may be a requirement for this position.
  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

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