Robotics Software Specialist

at CH2M & Jacobs
Location Houston, TX
Date Posted May 22, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Are you passionate about human spaceexploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with adynamic and diverse team to make a difference?  If you are, we needyou! 

We need your commitment, teamwork,and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over theglobe.  We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds tohelp us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality oflife of people around the world.  We are excited about what we do, and weneed you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASAs pursuits in deepspace exploration.  Jacobs is NASAs largest engineering solutionsprovider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significantrole to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of everyhuman spaceflight program the International Space Station (ISS), NASAs Orionspacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, theorbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back andforth to the moons surface, and serving as the platform for deep spaceexploration.  From critical systems onthe ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanceddevelopment for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of thefoundation for Gateway. 

We also partner with NASA at JSC,the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samplesreturned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbitaldebris analysis, and basic research to further humankinds understanding of theorigins of our solar system.

We need you to be a part of ourteam!

We are currently in need of a
Robotics Software Specialist

to join our team with
, a JETS teammate company.  Do you have the following skills?

  As a
Robotics Software Specialist
you will: 

  • Design and develop software for complex robotic and autonomous systems.
  • Code practical control algorithms for motion control for defined requirements.
  • Code novel mission planning and control software.
  • Create and design software while working in a fast-paced, team-centered environment.
  • Perform real-time testing of control development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Thisposition has been posted at multiple levels.  Depending on the candidate'sexperience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to considercandidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • Typically has a BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Strong proficiency and experience within the last year with Linux, C , and scripting languages.
  • Ability to successfully operate in a highly dynamic engineering environment with a large team of engineers working to rapidly develop robotic functionality on a compressed schedule.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience developing software for robotic systems in one or more of the following specialty areas: 
    • Algorithms
    • User Interface/User Experience Design
    • Real-Time Execution
    • Optimization
    • Continuous Integration
    • Unit and Integration Testing
    • Application of Design Patterns
    • Communication and Middleware Frameworks
    • Logical Operators and Bit Manipulation
    • Device Drivers 


  • Proficiency with:
    • C 11
    • Python 3 
  • Experience with:
    • Implementing real-time safety-critical software.
    • ROS
    • Qt
    •  Build tools
    • Networking

Why Work on Our Team? 

Clickon the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do!  Comejoin our team and be part of our future.  We look forward to seeing you!

SeeWhat We Do

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In addition to exciting careeropportunities we also have:

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

Formore information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson SpaceCenter, please visit <web address removed>

  • Mustbe a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government backgroundinvestigation.
  • Managementhas the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has beenadvertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment
Generally an office environment, butcan involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements
Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). Mayrequire lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines
Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periodsand surge requirements when required.

Other Essential Functions
Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professionalbehavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose asafety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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