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Eclipse RCP / 3D graphics developer [message #25547] Sat, 02 May 2009 05:59
Terry Fong is currently offline Terry FongFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Want to make a difference in how we explore space and extreme environments
on Earth? Want to create cutting-edge interactive 3D graphics? Want to
build software that will be used to operate NASA robots and missions?

The NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group ( has an
immediate opening for a full-time software developer to help create
advanced visualization interfaces. This is a high-profile, high-impact
opportunity to create software that will be used by NASA mission engineers
and scientists.

Applicants should hold a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science (or related
discipline) and have excellent software engineering and system development
skills. Candidates should have 4+ years of applicable experience.

* U.S. citizen or permanent resident
* Expert knowledge of Java and C++. Experience with Python and developing
Eclipse RCP plugins is greatly preferred.
* Strong background in interactive, real-time 3D graphics, including
OpenGL and 3D scene-graph architectures
* Prior experience creating intuitive user interfaces for complex
problem solving applications
* Strong object-oriented design and implementation skills. Must be
familiar with common design patterns, cross-platform development and
open-source tools

* Experience implementing GUIs with SWT/JFace
* Experience with multi-threading (threads, asynchronous processing)
* Experience with middleware (CORBA, DDS, JMS)
* Experience using JNI to wrap native code
* Experience with 3D modeling software (Blender, Maya) and other content
creation tools (Photoshop, GIMP, etc.)

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send the
following via email:

1) a letter describing your background and software experience
2) a detailed resume (PDF or text)
3) contact details for two (or more) references

to Dr. Terry Fong <>.

The NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) is dedicated to enabling
humans and robots to explore and learn about extreme environments, remote
locations, and uncharted worlds. IRG conducts applied research in a wide
range of areas with an emphasis on robotics systems science and field
testing. IRG's expertise includes applied computer vision (navigation, 3D
surface modeling, automated science support), human-robot interaction,
interactive 3D user interfaces, robot software architecture, and planetary
rovers. Recent projects include:

Google Mars 3D
Google NASA Planetary Content:
Robotic Site Survey:
GigaPan GigaPixel Panoramas:
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