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HX5 Java UI (User Interface) Developer, Lunar Rover Driving Software in United States


Java UI (User Interface) Developer, Lunar Rover Driving Software


Mountain View, CA

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Java UI Developer, Lunar Rover Driving Software

Software Engineer IV


NASA Ames Research Center

Mountain View, California

HX5 is an award-winning provider of engineering, research and development, and technical services to clients such as NASA and the Department of Defense. Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast growing veteran and woman owned company with locations nationwide.

HX5 is currently seeking a software engineer to join our team as a Java UI Developer focusing on software for the Lunar Rover. The position is located at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.

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.

Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience.

  • Six (6) years of extensive experience and expert knowledge of Java.

  • Four (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.


  • 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.

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate level of security clearance for the position.

HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Paid holidays

  • Accrued Paid Time Off

HX5, LLC is an equal opportunity (M/F/D/V) and a Drug Free Workplace employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or call (850) 362-6551.