Digital Electric Engineer - Active Top Secret Required

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Peter Roos | Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Digital Electric Engineer

Location: Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance without Incident for access to classified information.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our client’s Control and Autonomous Systems Engineering Group is focused on the synthesis of dynamic and complex control and autonomous systems, from concept to realization, for a wide variety of prototypes. Prototype applications span various mission areas, such as space control; air, missile and maritime defense; communication and tactical systems; homeland protection; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems. The group has expertise in dynamic stabilization and platform control; advanced autonomy; pointing, acquisition, and tracking; guidance; navigation and estimation; robotics; mapping; intra- and inter-system planning (e.g., swarming); demanding real-time embedded software and firmware control; image processing; machine learning; human-machine interaction; space-qualified electronics; and analog and power electronics. Applied research and development projects include space optical payloads, small satellites, airborne laser radars and imaging systems, and autonomous air, ground, and maritime systems.

The Group is in need of an Engineer to develop digital electronics and firmware.

Position Scope/Job Functions

Demanding digital circuit design for control and telemetry applications in all physical environments including undersea, ground, and space. Specific circuit applications include microprocessors, micro-controllers, amplifier controllers, and front-end boards with software, firmware, and cabling. Includes refining electronics architecture to find SWaP efficiencies, defining automated testing strategies, and defining content of command and telemetry databases.

Responsibilities involve working closely with a small team to define the system architecture, grounding scheme, and requirements based on high-level system requirements and the overall design, perform system trades on possible implementations, perform the electronics design and implementation with documentation, and test of the system running in and controlling the hardware.

Responsibilities also include detailed electronic circuit design and parts selection, printed circuit board schematic capture & simulation such as Mentor Graphics, board layout oversight, board-level test and debugging, firmware and real-time software, documentation, subassembly electrical design, prototype module construction oversight, and test and integration with the overall prototype system.          

Skills: Required

Hands-on real-world experience with the following is required:

  • Architecting, implementation, documentation, and testing experience for digital electronics design, firmware programing using VHDL or Verilog, and micro-controller programming.
  • Specifying electronic cables with signal integrity considerations
  • Specifying circuit & system-level grounding and shielding.
  • Familiarity with various types of laboratory instrumentation, including oscilloscopes, waveform function generators, logic analyzers, frequency counters, and meters.
  • Experience with design and analysis tools: Mentor Graphics schematic capture.
  • Hands-on experience and a strong desire to work on all aspects of electronic system prototype development including architecting, design, analysis, implementation, integration, and test in a laboratory setting of all of the above.

NOTE: The focus of this requirement is electronic circuit design through hands-on testing. A candidate with ONLY FPGA experience will NOT meet our needs.

Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work in a team-oriented environment with minimal supervision.          

Skills: Preferred

Desirable but not strictly required:

  • Embedded real-time software development including C/C++, Python, or ROS.
  • Analog circuit design, implementation, and testing
  • Matlab, Simulink, PSpice, EMI/EMC, discrete power electronics
  • Motor drivers, power conversion, high current amplifiers, trans-impedance amplifiers, diode current drivers and regulators, battery conditioning and charging, and various other electromagnetic loads.

Please note that significant experience in RF or networking/telecom is specifically NOT what this requisition is for.

Education/Professional Certifications/Substituting Off-Set:

PhD with 5+ years, or MS with 8+ years, or BS with 11+ years of experience in Electrical Engineering designing and implementing advanced digital electronics for demanding physical environments and high-reliability applications such as a space-based, space flight, underwater, or aerospace systems.

 

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING! 

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.)  - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.

ABOUT DIGITAL PROSPECTORS:

Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing” by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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