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Software Engineering at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Code District / Cowork Southbay

22519 Hawthorne Blvd

Torrance, CA 90505

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If you are dreaming of becoming a Software Engineer in space tech, but don’t know where to start or know what it takes, you will find out in this special Code District session.

Today JPL continues its world-leading innovation, implementing programs in planetary exploration, Earth science, space-based astronomy and technology development, while applying its capabilities to technical and scientific problems of national significance.


Mars 2020 Subsystem Lead and Full-Stack Software Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Usha Guduri joins us for an informative and exciting talk about her career and more. Experience the excitement of the JPL’s space program first hand from this very successful engineer.



Topics Include:

  • The journey to become a Software Engineer

  • How to get hired as a software engineer at JPL

  • IT related roles JPL hires for

  • Internships at JPL

  • Initiatives regarding women in technology

  • Mars 2020 mission and other missions



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This session is for anyone that is interested in a career at JPL or in space tech in general.

Usha Guduri is the Planning and Sequencing Subsystem Manager for the next Mars mission launching in 2020. As a Software Systems Engineer, she also managed and architected several software projects for missions including Cassini, SMAP, and Mars Science Laboratory in the last three years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Over the past couple years she has been working on her own startup: Silent Legends, building games that redefine the Collectible Card genre and leverage the medium to make learning fun and transparent to kids.

Ms. Guduri has 15 years experience in Software Development and Technical Leadership - building secure, scalable, and performance-optimized systems to support websites visited by hundreds of thousands of users each month, including several in the TripAdvisor portfolio. As if she cannot find enough to keep her challenged at work, she goes about giving NPOs a Cyber presence in her own time. Ms. Guduri also loves wrangling with data and is known for winning Hackathons with her novel visualizations. During her days off she is generally camping and hiking at one of the National Parks or parked with a good book in hand, and is looking forward to sharing the outdoors with her 18-month old daughter.

Ms. Guduri is an alumna of BITS (Pilani), a premier institute in India, and USC's Viterbi School of Engineering.

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