Electrical Engineer

Lexington, MA

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

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Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Location: Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

* Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance is desired.

This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Our client’s Rapid Prototyping Group focuses on delivering new advanced technology capabilities in timelines typically under a year. Projects are conducted in a team environment consisting of various subject matter experts, and leverages resources from multiple groups to successfully execute fast-paced demonstration efforts.

Specifically, the Group is seeking two candidates with experience in the design of embedded software, firmware, and analog/digital electronics. The candidate will work on a variety of projects developing complex and innovative data/power/control interfaces and solutions for a number of fielded sensor systems/payloads. Given the breadth of the work within the Group, we are looking for candidates for two different roles: an electrical engineering-centric role and a software-centric role.

Given the breadth of the work within the Group, we are looking for candidates for two different electrical engineering roles: an electrical engineering-centric role and a software-centric electrical engineering role. Some relevant skills for each role are provided below.

The electrical-engineering-centric candidate should have the following skills (highest to lowest importance):

electronics design for

low power and battery operated systems

analog circuits & sensors

digital circuits, digital interfaces, sensors

embedded software development for microcontrollers

experience with


RF sensors and communication protocols,

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) schematic capture and layout tools,

NVidia Jetson GPU products,



The software-centric candidate should have the following skills (highest to lowest importance):

embedded software development for resource constrained microcontrollers

experience with

code development,

compiling and cross-compiling in C/C++, C#, Java, Rust, Python,

software repositories and version control,

scripting languages,

compiling and installing Unix systems,

software deployment tools,

messaging protocols,

modeling and simulation tools,

FPGA firmware development,

NVidia Jetson GPU products and OpenCV or CUDA development.


Education Requirement - Master's with 3+ years of experience, or BS with 5+ years of experience working with small engineering/software teams


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.


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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