[robotics-worldwide] Position at NASA Ames: Google Earth Content Developer

Terry Fong Terry.Fong at nasa.gov
Thu Mar 29 08:20:51 PDT 2007


		      GOOGLE EARTH CONTENT DEVELOPER

The Intelligent Robotics Group at the NASA Ames Research Center has an
immediate opening for a full-time software engineer. We are looking for an
developer with experience in computer vision to help publish NASA's images
and 3D models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars to millions of people using
Google Earth. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with
image processing, image stitching, and/or 3D vision.

Responsibilities:

  * Work with research scientists and content specialists to create and
    publish a new NASA layer on Google Earth.

  * Develop efficient, high-performance image processing pipelines.

  * Implement rectification, alignment, and stitching methods for very large
    image datasets, including oblique angle imagery.

  * Implement projection and mosaicing methods for very large 3D terrain
    models (Digital Elevation Models).

Requirements:

  * B.S. (or higher) in Computer Science, with at least 2 years experience
    in team-based software development projects.

  * At least 2 years experience with image processing/computer vision
    toolkits such as OpenCV.

  * Significant development experience in C++ and UNIX environment (GNU
    tools, svn, doxygen).

  * Knowledge of stereo vision and/or GIS is preferred.

NOTE: U.S. citizenship or current permanent resident status is REQUIRED.

The NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group (http://ti.arc.nasa.gov/irg)
builds systems to help humans explore and understand extreme environments,
remote locations and uncharted worlds. IRG conducts applied research in a
wide range of areas including: real-time 3D graphics, computer vision,
gigapixel panoramic imaging, human-robot interaction, robot software
architectures and planetary rovers. NASA Ames is located in the heart of
Silicon Valley and is a world leader in information technology for space.

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

  - a letter describing your background and motivation

  - a detailed resume (text or PDF format)

  - contact details for two (or more) references

to Dr. Terry Fong <terry.fong at nasa.gov>.



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