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Senior Software Engineer

Company: CorTech
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Pay Rate - $79/hr

This employer requires all employees, temporary labor, consultants, and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job Description

The 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.


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 Education and Experience

BS in Computer Science or a related field
6 + 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

Desired 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 methodologies

Keywords: CorTech, Mountain View , Senior Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Mountain View, California

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