Java UI Developer, Lunar Rover Driving Software (ISRDS 3)

Intuitive Machines​

Location: Moffett Field, CA - Full-time exempt position

Intuitive Machines is seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of our Human Spaceflight Team on our journey to return man to the moon.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.


NASA, working with private industry, is planning our return to the Lunar Surface. For the first time since 1972, we are planning boots on the Moon. For the first time ever, we will conduct Lunar Polar explorations on the surface. These explorations will include both human and robotic missions. Join the team planning the first robotic lunar polar surface exploration. At NASA in Silicon Valley, we are designing a Lunar prospecting mission to search for water ice in a polar region on the Moon. This rover will launch as early as 2022.

If you would like to be part of the team writing the software for driving a rover off-world, and you are a skilled software developer who is passionate about your work, join our team. You will be writing the user interface for VERVE (Visual Environment for Remote Virtual Exploration), the software that will be used for real-time rover driving on the Moon.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to*):

  • Work to develop the first actively-illuminated stereo and wide-angle stereo mapping solutions for other worlds.

  • Build robust systems that tightly integrate hardware and software in a verifiable manner.

  • Interact with mission stakeholders who will use your computer vision systems to drive a $250M rover, conduct new science, and explore the unknown


Required Skills and Experience*

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience

  • 6+ years of extensive experience and expert knowledge of Java

  • 4+ years of experience designing and implementing user interfaces using Java UI frameworks such as JavaFX.

  • Strong object-oriented design and implementation skills

  • Experience creating intuitive user interfaces for complex interactive applications


Desired Skills and Experience*

  • Familiarity with Java based service framework and plug-in technologies, such as OSGi, Eclipse RCP, or NetBeans Platform (4+ years experience)

  • Experience with build management systems such as Tycho/Maven

  • Exposure to robotics or computer vision

  • Experience with mapping and 3D terrain software (e.g., GIS, OSGeo tools)

  • Familiarity with interactive 3D graphics, including OpenGL, game engine design, and scene graph architectures

*U.S. citizenship is required.

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