Jacobs Robotic Software Engineer in Houston, Texas

Robotic Software Engineer


Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology arm of Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC), one of the largest engineering and technical service companies in the United States. Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years and held the predecessor Engineering and Science Contract (ESC) since 2005. We look forward to continuing that work as the prime contractor for the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) contract along with our eleven teammate companies to provide engineering, scientific and technical contract services at NASA's Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). JETS provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes human spacecraft flight and flight development products, human exploration mission planning for NASA, institution support services, and new technology development. At Jacobs, we believe that people are our greatest asset, and that is why we offer a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths.

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for a Robotic Software Engineer with Jacobs.

The Robotic Software Engineer will:

  • Design and develop complex robotic systems software.

  • Code practical control algorithms for motion control for defined requirements.

  • Code novel mission planning and control software.

  • Create and design software while working in a fast-paced, team-centered environment.

  • Perform real-time testing of control development.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education/Experience/Skills:

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.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) to thirteen (13) years of related engineering experience, or an MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years to eleven (11) years of related experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) to eight (8) years of direct engineering experience.

  • Strong proficiency and experience within the last year with Linux, C , and scripting languages.

  • Ability to successfully operate in a highly dynamic engineering environment with a large team of engineers working to rapidly develop robotic functionality on a compressed schedule.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Experience developing software for robotic systems in one or more of the following specialty areas:

  • Algorithms

  • User Interface/User Experience Design

  • Real-Time Execution

  • Optimization

  • Continuous Integration

  • Unit and Integration Testing

  • Application of Design Patterns

  • Communication and Middleware Frameworks

  • Logical Operators and Bit Manipulation

  • Device Drivers


  • Preferences:

  • Proficiency with:

  • C 11

  • Python 3

  • Experience with:

  • Implementing real-time safety-critical software

  • ROS

  • Qt

  • Build tools

  • Networking

Why Work for JETS?

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage (medical, dental, vision)

  • 401(k)

  • Benefits Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: AS0002ZE