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Date Added: Wed 14/07/2021

Lunar Rover Simulations Developer

Mountain View, CA, US
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Company: NESCO RESOURCE

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

At NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, we are designing a Lunar prospecting mission to search for water ice in a polar region of the Moon.

Join the team planning the first robotic polar Lunar surface exploration! This position is for a full-time robotics simulation engineer to develop software for the NASA VIPER Lunar Rover: https://#removed#/feature/new-viper-lunar-rover-to-map-water-ice-on-the-moon

The VIPER project is creating a high fidelity Lunar simulation to support development of the flight software and mission operations training. This Gazebo/ROS2 based simulation environment interfaces with virtually every aspect of the mission, and we need people with a broad range of technical expertise to help pull it all together. If you are a software developer with a simulation, robotics, or graphics background, join us in this groundbreaking endeavor.

You can learn more about our simulator in this paper:
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/#removed#.pdf


•**Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident***

Required Education, Experience, & Skills:

• B.S. in Computer Science or Robotics

• 6 + years of experience.

• Strong background in developing simulation systems:
o physical simulation
o visual simulation
o sensor simulation

• Strong background in developing high-performance software, particularly with C++14, Python 3, and GNU tools under Linux

• Ability to simulate a complex robotics system in Gazebo, including sensors and interaction with the environment

• Gazebo plugin development

• ROS2 (Robot Operating System)

Other Desired Skills:

• Physics engines (ODE, Bullet, DART)

• 3D Graphics (OpenGL, GLSL, OGRE3D, BRDFs, appearance modeling)

• Terrain modeling, GIS, OSGeo tools (GDAL, proj4)

• 3D Modeling, CAD

Nesco Resource and affiliates (Lehigh G.I.T Inc, and Callos Resource, LLC) is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.
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