NASA is looking to hire a candidate with experience with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, according to the agency’s LinkedIn.
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The Data Scientist position requires knowledge in one or more related fields including big data, machine learning, Internet of Things, analytics, statistics and cloud computing.
According to the listing, the potential candidate will have the opportunity to “conceptualize and develop innovative applications for cross cutting areas of the laboratory including robotics, artificial intelligence, multi-mission systems, mission assurance, cloud computing, next generation flight hardware, and intelligent digital assistants.”
The listed qualifications are supposed to be implemented by the data scientist in designing and implementing a program for analyzing complex, large-scale data sets used for research, modeling, data mining and predictive analysis at NASA, the agency wrote.
This is not NASA’s first time mentioning blockchain.
In January, the agency proposed an air traffic management blockchain framework in order to enable secure, private and anonymous communication with air traffic services.
In April 2018, NASA awarded a grant to be used to develop a blockchain-based, autonomous spacecraft to make decisions without human involvement.