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Job title: Associate Research Engineer (Level I Engineer)

Job Description:

Work as a team member providing technical engineering support for wind tunnel and related research projects conducted by the Experimental Aero-Physics Branch (Code AOX).

Location: Fluid Mechanics Lab, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

General Description of Duties:

  • Provide engineering support for planning, setup, execution, and/or data reduction tasks associated with various aerodynamic, fluid mechanics, and aero-acoustic research programs.
  • Operate test equipment and instrumentation to acquire data during wind tunnel tests and other related experiments.
  • Install and de-install test equipment and instrumentation in wind tunnels and other test facilities.
  • Operate various software programs to process test data, develop software as needed.
  • Perform various other tasks, assigned by supervisor, as required by specific projects.
  • Duties are typically performed in industrial (wind tunnel), laboratory, and office environments.
  • Typical work schedule is 8 hours per day, 5 days per week (Occasionally may vary - described below)
  • Perform engineering analysis when needed.
  • Full-time, salaried position

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Engineering from an accredited university
  • Knowledge in one or more fields of Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and/or Aero-acoustics
  • Must be able to work professionally, in both team environment and/or with minimal supervision, as required by specific tasks.
  • Must have interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with persons at all levels in various organizations.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively to a broad audience.
  • Must be able to work with common office software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to work modified work schedule (e.g., swing, split or graveyard shift) approximately 20% to 30% a year, when required to support ongoing project work.
  • Must be able to safely perform repetitive tasks that involve bending over, crouching, and crawling
  • Must be able to safely, frequently, and independently move and handle items weighing 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to safely work at elevated platforms.
  • Must be able to occasionally work outside in various weather conditions.
  • Must be able to pass a medical physical, complete safety training requirements for, and then conduct specific job-related tasks, such as Confined Space Entry, Manlift Operations, etc.
  • Must be able to travel (potentially for extended periods of up to several weeks, 2 to 6 times a year) to remote (locations more than 100 miles from NASA Ames) test sites, meetings, conferences, etc.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years practical engineering experience
  • Knowledge of wind tunnel and experimental test techniques, scientific instrumentation and operations
  • Experience with mechanical design, integration, and analysis of test equipment and components
  • Experience with CAD Modeling and stress analysis (ProE, Solidworks, etc.)
  • Experience with design and operation of motion control systems
  • Knowledge of data acquisition hardware and software
  • Knowledge of LabVIEW, Matlab programming languages
  • Ability to contribute and/or collaborate in writing technical proposals, summaries, and reports

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Job title: Facility Service Specialist

Job Description:

Work as a team member providing facility service support for Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. The facilities to be managed include office area, wind tunnels and related research equipment for the Experimental Aero-Physics Branch (Code AOX) at NASA/Ames Research Center.

Location: Fluid Mechanics Lab, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

General Description of Duties:

  • Provide day-to-day facility management support for office and lab building. For minor repair and maintenance issues, perform the tasks. For major issues, coordinate with specialized repair/maintenance staff/company to schedule the task. The systems to be maintained include, but not limited to building HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. Fluid Mechanics Lab consists of the following:
    • 24,000 square feet of office spaces, wind tunnel test areas, machine shop, storage and
    • Compressor Building (3,000 square feet—11,000 SHP compressor, switch gear, lube oil pump station)
    • Acoustics Lab (2,000 square feet—office spaces, anechoic tunnel, labs, storage)
    • Outdoor Aerodynamic Research Facility (10,000 square feet — outdoor experiment/rocket test facility)
  • Provide facility service support for wind tunnels and their related equipment. (This includes mechanical and electrical systems. Successful applicant will receive training upon hiring).
  • Attend division safety meetings, act as branch safety representative.
  • Ensure the branch and its member are in compliance with safety rules.
  • Perform various other tasks, assigned by supervisor, as required by specific projects.
  • Duties are typically performed in industrial (wind tunnel), laboratory, and office environments.
  • Typical work schedule is 8 hours per day, 5 days per week.
  • Full-time, salaried employee position with full benefits
  • More comprehensive task list will be provided during interview.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship required. (You must indicate this in your resume or cover letter)
  • Knowledge in one or more fields of facility management, mechanical equipment maintenance and repair, building electrical system and safety.
  • Must be able to work professionally, in both team environment and/or with minimal supervision, as required by specific tasks.
  • Must have interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with persons at all levels in various organizations.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively to a broad audience.
  • Must be able to work with common office software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to safely perform repetitive tasks that involve bending over, crouching, and crawling.
  • Must be able to safely, frequently, and independently move and handle items weighing 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to safely work at elevated platforms.
  • Must be able to pass a medical physical, complete safety training requirements for, and then conduct specific job-related tasks, such as Confined Space Entry, Manlift Operations, etc.

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years of practical facility management experience
  • Associate degree or higher

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Job title: Embedded Systems Software Engineer (Level II)

Education: B.S.

Discipline: Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering

Years of Experience: 1-4 years

Job Description:

We are seeking an embedded systems software engineer to work in a small team (3 to 5 personnel) at NASA Ames Research Center to support the development and maintenance of flight software for spacecraft and aircraft. The successful candidate will be responsible for resolving user issues, porting software between hardware architectures, and developing new software for sensors and actuators.

This is an opportunity to be involved at the leading edge of safety and software engineering for aerospace systems, as a member of a NASA award-winning team. The role also has the potential to contribute to technologies that will have a substantial impact on "hot topics" in aerospace.

Location: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship required. (You must indicate this in your resume or cover letter)
  • Experience in embedded software development.
  • Proficient in C and C++ programming.
  • Hands-on experience on any RTOS (Real-Time Operating System) preferably VxWorks, RTEMS or Linux.
  • Knowledge on various interfaces . ARINC, RS-232, RS-422, USB, Ethernet etc.
  • Excellent analytical and debugging skills.
  • Good oral, written communication and presentation skills required.

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Wind River's Workbench.
  • Familiar with PowerPC, SPARC, ARM, PIC, or Intel architectures.
  • Have done some Assembly language programming.
  • Have done FPGA programming with VHDL or Verilog.
  • Familiar with Makefiles and shell scripts.
  • Experience developing device drivers for an RTOS.
  • Familiar with Mathworks, Simulink.

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Job title: Senior Software Engineer (Level IV)

Education: M.S.

Discipline: Computer Science

Years of Experience: 6-8 years

Job Description:

GeneLab is a jointly sponsored project by the International Space Station Research Integration Office (ISSRIO) at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Human Exploration and Operation Mission Directorate's (HEOMD) Space Life and Physical Sciences Division (SLPSD). It is designed to conduct space bioscience experiments, produce "omics" (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc.) data, and leverage the value of large omics data, made available from molecular networks and translational research experiments, conducted onboard the ISS and other flight opportunities. The GeneLab project is both a science collaboration initiative, to maximize the omics data collected from spaceflight and from ground simulations of microgravity and radiation experiments, and a data system effort to establish a public bioinformatics repository and collaborative analysis software platform.

The goal of this project is to build a data system on top of open sourced bioinformatics software platform for researchers to access and use biologically-inspired spaceflight data as part of "Open Data, Open Science" initiative. The software platform will provide capabilities to make these data sets available, citable, discoverable, interpretable, reusable, and reproducible.

The candidate in expected to contribute to the on going development efforts and support operations on existing software platform, using full lifecycle software development best practices.

Location: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship required. (You must indicate this in your resume or cover letter)
  • M.S. Computer Science/Software Engineering, 6+ years of experience, knowledge of Bioinformatics or Biological Sciences
  • Strong expertise with Database Systems, Relational (e.g., MySQL) and NoSQL (e.g., MongoDB)
  • Experience developing and using open source full-text search engines (e.g., ElasticSearch, Lucene, Solr)
  • Practical knowledge of Data Interchange Formats: JSON, XML
  • Strong experience with programming languages like JAVA, Python, JavaScript
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Detail-oriented proactive working style
  • Capable of both self-directed independent work and participation in inter-disciplinary teams
  • Experience using standardized open source biocomputational tools and platforms, such as GenomeSpace, Galaxy, ISACreator, etc.

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Wind River's Workbench.
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and RESTful web services.
  • Knowledge of omics data standards.
  • Knowlegge of bioinformatics systems like NIH/NCBI's Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) or EBI's Proteomics Identifications (PRIDE) data systems.

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