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Houston - 2 jobs in December 2016

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Leidos | Houston, TX | Full-time | Onsite

I'm not involved in hiring for this position at all, but I'm posting it here because (a) it's one of the coolest jobs on the planet and (b) I want more HN people as my coworkers.

About my job: I work at NASA's Johnson Space Center in the Extravehicular Activity group involved with the International Space Station. People in our group are in charge of Extravehicular Activities (spacewalks)[0], such as this one [1][2] that I developed in September. This group plans on-orbit activities, trains astronauts to perform spacewalks (at the NBL [3] and other facilities), and assists astronauts with execution of missions from the Mission Control Center (MCC) [4]. In addition to working on projects that you get to see played out in space, you get to do things like SCUBA dive in the NBL and train in the spacesuit (EMU) [5] yourself.

See the official job posting here [6]. While not officially part of the job posting, having a software background would be awesome; there are huge portions of our jobs begging to be automated. For example, I've long wanted to improve EVA procedure building [7].

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extravehicular_activity [1] https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/09/eva-37-first-externa... [2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er3WrGKilD4 [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_Buoyancy_Laboratory [4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_C._Kraft_Jr._Missi... [5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extravehicular_Mobility_Unit [6] http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/1016474/Satellite-Systems-... [7] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5585535

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Harvest Exchange | {Senior,Mid-level,Junior} Developer | Houston, TX | ONSITE, INTERNS

Fintech startup (hvst.com); funded. Python+Bottle+React framework. No-nonsense self-directed work environment.