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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Software Year Round Intern in Pasadena, California


Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.

JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.

We are proud to be part of NASA and Caltech, as we explore the universe and make history through new discoveries.

We aim to do things never done before and to go places few can go. We dare mighty things…do you?


You will be a member of the Mission Control Information Systems Group (393C) providing software development support and user support for problem analysis and building GUI display perspective for the M2020 testbed and ATLO user community. Will also support the M2020 MCS subsystem to perform PFR analysis and problem resolution leading to closure.


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled at least half-time at an accredited college or university pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or similar discipline.

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 8 hours per week, with a maximum of 30 hours per week while in school. Able to work full-time duirng school breaks.

  • Minimum GPA 3.0.

  • Has some familiarity in one or more of the following areas: software and software development life cycle, software-build automation and continuous integration.

  • Has programming experience in Java, Python, C, C++, JavaScript, HTML or other high-level programming language.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

  • Prior internship experience in related software or systems discipline.

  • Participation in student organizations.

  • Prior experience in developing software in a team environment.

  • Knowledge of modern software development tools and practices (Git, GitHub, Agile methodology, DevOps, etc.)

  • Knowledge of software systems with strong system debugging and problem-solving skills .

  • Prior experience integrating automated testing with problem reporting or work flow systems.

  • Knowledge of spacecraft systems and telemetry data packaging and processing.

  • Knowledge of object-oriented or service-oriented design patterns.

  • Knowledge of SSL certificate and data encryption algorithm.

  • Knowledge of JPL Software Development Standard Practices (SDSPs).

Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena

Requisition ID 2019-10503

Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena

Category (Portal Searching) Software and Computing Systems

Discipline Description SW Cmptg Sys Undergraduate Student

Career Level Level 4

Scheduled Hours 20

Relocation Eligibility No


Minimum Years of Experience 0

Education None

Work Authorization U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Travel No

Clearance Status None

Clearance Options None

JPL is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and will, whenever possible, actively recruit and include for employment members of underrepresented minority groups, females, disabled veterans, protected veterans, and otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. JPL will hire, transfer, and promote based on the qualifications of the individual to ensure equal consideration and fair treatment of all. JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. For more information about "EEO is the Law" click here: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/ If you are interested in applying for employment with Jet Propulsion Laboratory and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department at (818) 354-5150 or via email at Staffing@jpl.nasa.gov. Written requests may be mailed to: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Attention: Staffing and Employment Programs, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Mail Stop T1720C, Pasadena, CA 91109