Lunar Rover Simulation Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Mountain View
United States


Lunar Rover Simulation Engineer

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:

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:

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:
  • physical simulation
  • visual simulation
  • 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

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