Jay is a Computer Scientist in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center, where he is the Mission Operations and Ground Data System Manager for the Resource Prospector Lunar Rover Mission. Prior to this Jay founded and led the User Centered Technology Group, which developed new technologies for space mission operations, including open source user-composable mission control software, the MERBoard Touchscreen for Mars Rover Operations, and user technology for planetary data archiving and interplanetary navigation.
At the UC Berkeley Space Science Lab Jay was the Integration and Test Manager for the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager.
At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Jay was the Lead Operations Director for Space Radar Lab 1, an international Earth remote sensing synthetic aperture radar that flew on the Space Shuttle Endeavour. He was also a science operations support team member for the Voyager encounter with Neptune.
At Johnson Space Center Jay was a Shuttle Mission Controller in the Payloads Discipline