CLPS Data Scientist

Houston, Texas - USD

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Your Impact:

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA's pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA's largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for a CLPS Data Scientist to join the team with our Science & Exploration Division.

The CLPS Data Scientist will:
  • Provide expertise to the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) which works with several American companies to deliver science and technology to the lunar surface.
  • Work with NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division/NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) to navigate the export of data from all CLPS missions.
  • Upload data to the Planetary Data System (PDS) in the correct format.
  • Understand the varying ownership of data across providers and missions along with options available for public access of such data.
  • Work across NASA Headquarters, commercial providers, and all individual CLPS project scientists on the development of repeatable processes and procedures to enable the timely export of mission data to the public.
  • Work with large data sets and collaborate with technical staff on data quality and standards compliance.
  • Interact with scientists, engineers, managers in a highly dynamic and occasionally time-critical environment.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Here's What You'll Need:

Requisition Qualifications:

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.
  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in a related area or experience in the field.
  • Ability to navigate NASA administrative structure to create new repeatable procedures for the handling of mission data.
  • Some technical knowledge about the nature of mission data. The candidate will be communicating with programmers and other technical staff.
  • Implement SMD 'open data' directive in the context of CLPS missions.
  • Familiarity with PDS mission data ingestion .
Requisition Preferences:
  • BS in computer science, data science, data analytics, math, or a closely related field.
  • Prior experience working with NASA and/or the Federal Government.
  • Prior policy development experience.
Why Join Our Team?

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:
  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Much, much more!
For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency maybe a requirement for this position.
  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is 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 25 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.

Other Essential Functions

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/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws () and supplemental language () .
Location Houston, Texas
Rate USD
Job Type Full Time
Company Jacobs
Posted by Jacobs
Posted 11 days ago