JavaScript Web Developer - NASA Moon-Mars project

Computers/Software Mountain View, California


Take your career to new heights. Come join us at MORI Associates and help us support the most exciting projects at NASA Ames Research Center. As a Web Developer, you will be part of a dedicated team of diverse professionals creating and supporting cutting edge solutions for our client’s critical missions. MORI is a mid-sized nationwide company founded in 1997 with the ideals that creating an agile organization full of innovative and passionate people will progress science and technology for all life on earth. We focus on offering a complete range of services from strategic consulting to the development of Information Systems and providing advanced engineering solutions. Now, let’s see if this opportunity is the right challenge for you.

NASA, working with private industry, is planning our return to the Lunar Surface. For the first time since 1972, we are planning boots on the Moon. For the first time ever, we will conduct Lunar Polar explorations on the surface. These explorations will include both human and robotic missions. Join the team planning the first robotic lunar polar surface exploration. At NASA in Silicon Valley, we are designing a lunar prospecting mission to search for water ice in a polar region on the Moon. This rover will launch as early as 2022.

Open MCT (Open Mission Control Technologies) is a next-generation mission control framework for operation of spacecraft missions, and is developed at NASA's Ames Research Center, in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Open MCT is an open source project with a community of users and developers both within and outside of NASA.

We are looking for an experienced software developer to work on an open source next generation web-based mission control system. As a software developer on the Open MCT project, you will be writing code to support our lunar efforts, adding capability to a code base that is used daily in support of NASA’s interplanetary and Earth observing spacecraft, and building new capabilities to support NASA’s upcoming lunar missions.

You must be self-motivated and able to work independently.  If you love space, that’s even better. This role is based at Ames Research Center but may require occasional travel to support users at other NASA centers around the United States.

This position requires access to ITAR and/or EAR protected data, only U.S. citizens or green card holders can be considered for this position.

Required Education, Skills and Traits:

BS Technical discipline and 4-6 years related experience, or MS degree and 2-4 years of related experience required.

Demonstrated software development skills (should be able to show prior work or side projects).

2-4 years web development experience (HTML, CSS, ES6 JavaScript),

Experience writing client-server code for web development (particularly REST and WebSockets).

Experience with git, mercurial, or similar version control systems.

Other Desired Skills:

Experience with Vue.js

Experience contributing to open source projects.

Experience designing, developing, and documenting open source APIs

Prior experience with visualization of time series data.

Experience with common behavior driven development including common testing frameworks and patterns (particularly Jasmine).

Experience in spacecraft mission operations, and the processes and software associated with it.

MORI Associates offers comprehensive fringe benefits including matching funds on company 401K plan.