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Simulation Software Developer (ADV0000HI)

Company: Engineering Research
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

ERC is a servant-leader oriented company with approximately 1,800 employees and multiple contracts across the US. We believe that our culture has a direct influence on the job satisfaction of our employees and is reflected in the outstanding quality of service received by our customers. Your role:We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe.We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA's pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA's largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program - the International Space Station (ISS), NASA's Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon's surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration. From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway.We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind's understanding of the origins of our solar system.What you'll do all day:SRC (Space Robotics Challenge) Model Creation:* Design and develop robot models that are appropriate for completing autonomous collection of ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) materials in a lunar or extra-terrestrial environment.* Work with NASA team members to refine those models and develop controllers for use within Gazebo.* Create and distribute documentation and tutorials for the utilization of those integrated controllers.* Provide qualitative and/or quantitative characterization of expected vehicle/terrain interaction.* Design and develop ROS infrastructure to transmit data from simulated sensors, to include camera, IMU, and joint encoders, in addition to other sensors as designated during the competition.* Design and develop ROS infrastructure to transmit commands to simulated motors, to include wheels, drills, and other mechanical actuation mechanisms.* Develop ROS-based user interfaces for competitors to use for autonomous vehicle operations.* Competition Environment Development* Develop and test simulation worlds, including detailed and lunar accurate lighting environment.Operations:* Development of CloudSim challenge environment for autonomous operations of simulation.* Assistance in setting up challenge practice runs for competitors.* Customize standard Gazebo scoring plug-ins to score and rank the competitors' performance.* Provide direct support for the operation of Gazebo within and during the qualifying round(s) and the competition round(s).* Assist in judging of runs for final scores.* Provide animation footage of all qualification and competition runs to Space Center Houston, and Centennial Challenges.* Develop practical task scenarios for the qualification and competition rounds. Define rules for the competition.* Define the "game mechanics" for the competition.* Design validation tasks.* Ensure real-time performance of Gazebo simulation is maintained. * Implement appropriate tools for use by virtual SRC competitors to increase efficiency of virtual SRC practice sessions.* Provide CloudSim to support the competition.* Collect data on validation tasks, and provide analysis of that data to modify simulation parameters, and provide documentation of the process and its results.* Implement and release Gazebo software bug fixes, improvements, and other features as needed by competitors, and other users of the competition environments.* Performing other duties as assigned.You will love this job if you:* Are a self-starter and require little oversight to complete given tasks* Enjoy a fast-paced work environment* Love working with diverse groups of individuals, including engineers and technicians* Are good at communicating with people* Have a positive attitude* Enjoy multitaskingMinimum requirements for this position:This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised. * Typically has a BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university.* Proficiency with C++ coding.* Proficiency with Python scripting.* Proficiency with 3D simulation environment graphics engines.* Proficiency with Linux (Ubuntu OS).* Proficiency with Robot Operating System (ROS).* Proficiency with Cloud services (AWS, Microsoft Azure).* Proficiency with Virtualization (Docker, Kubernetes).* Software configuration management tools such as Bitbucket and Github.* Excellent communication skills and strong customer service attitude.* MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN.Desired skills and experience for this position: * Experience with OGRE 3D.* Experience with GazeboSim.* Experience with CloudSim.* Experience with Docker.* Experience with software requirements.What we offer:* Competitive salaries.* Continuing education assistance.* Professional development allotment.* Multiple healthcare benefit packages.* 401K with employer matching.* Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday scheduleSDL2017

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