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New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.

Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a 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.

Are you intrigued about artificial intelligence and autonomous systems? Be part of the team leading the development of innovative space technologies such as self-piloting and onboard science processing systems!

The Artificial Intelligence, Observation Planning and Analysis Group is looking for a Data Scientist. Our group works on fundamental research problems leading to unique software applications in spacecraft autonomy, scientific data analysis, and mission operations automation and onboard analysis for real-time decisions, and we’re hoping you’d like to join us.

Development projects will include automation of ground and flight operations for communications stations, space missions, marine vehicles, aerial vehicles, including fleets of vehicles. You will use Artificial Intelligence technologies to partially and fully automate critical systems for scheduling, planning and resource allocation. You will support efforts in these areas.

This job will entail but is not limited to:

  • Support NASA missions, technology research, and groundbreaking projects with the National Security Program Office.
  • Support ongoing advanced technology demonstration flight missions.
  • Design and develop complete components of software tools for data analytics.
  • Perform analysis on a wide variety of large and disparate datasets using complex techniques.
  • Develop scheduling algorithms for autonomous systems that must interpret large amounts of input state, constraint, and event data to generate actions and scheduled to achieve higher level goals.
  • Communicate results to internal customers.
  • Apply and combine current and emerging techniques and tools in novel ways.
  • Develop and combine complex data analysis techniques and methods for a specific application.


  • Typically requires a Bachelor`s degree in Computer Science or related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience; Master`s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 1 year of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines.
  • Broad knowledge in one or more related fields of the following areas: software development, artificial intelligence, operations research, resource allocation mechanisms, quantitative modeling, machine learning, computer vision, risk models and probabilistic methods.
  • Experience in wide application of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in programming languages such as C++, C, Python, Java, and Artificial Intelligence Techniques and concepts.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong C++ experience
  • Experienced with ROS or f-prime
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in Software design & development and Computer Science.
  • Experience in interdisciplinary teams.
  • It is preferred, but not required, to have an active Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation(SSBI) within the last five years and be approved for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.

JPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status or any other characteristic or condition protected by Federal, state or local law.

In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries or those born in a designated country 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 here.

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Published 2021-10-14

JPL/NASA looks for a Data Scientist in Pasadena, CA 91109 location.

How much Data Science Internship professional earns at JPL/NASA?

The proposed salary for Data Science Internship position at JPL/NASA is Not disclosed.

Data Scientist responsibilities at JPL/NASA

According to the common industry standard, Data Science Internship specialist is in charge for the following activities.

Required Data Science Internship qualifications at JPL/NASA

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