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Digital Prospectors Mixed-Signal Electrical Design and Test - Active Clearance Required in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mixed-Signal Electrical Design and Test - Active Clearance Required

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Denise Reha (

Phone: 6173374251

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Job Title: Principal Mixed-Signal Electrical Design and Test

Location : Cambridge, MA

Duration: 12+ Months

Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.

*A Secret Clearance without Incident or the ability to acquire a security clearance is required for this role.

T his 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.


Responsibilities include the design, build, and test of prototype and deployable electronic systems in support of programs managed from the Cambridge, MA office. This position requires the ability to apply sound engineering fundamentals for the execution of sensor/actuator development projects within the Electronics Division. Members of the Low Power Electronics group support a variety of multi-disciplinary programs lasting an average of 12 to 18 months each. The candidate needs to be a team player, self-directed, and work well in a multidisciplinary environment. Work on-site in the Cambridge office is expected, with opportunities to perform design work from home as programs allow.

Education, Experience, and Skills:

15+ years overall experience with mixed-signal electronic design and a BSEE or BSCE degree (MSEE preferred).

Extensive experience with electronic hardware design and embedded firmware/software development is required. Candidate must be self-motivated and capable of working at a high technical level with minimal supervision. Responsibilities include electrical system architecture design and requirements definition, component selection, trade studies, schematic generation, circuit simulation, layout design and/or oversight, and board-level bring-up and test.

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Experience in all of the following areas of electronic design: miniature low power embedded systems, microcontroller and FPGA board design, sensor integration, wireless communication interfaces, power regulation, battery conditioning and maintenance

  • Basic experience with microcontroller software (using C/C++/or assembly), and FPGA firmware (VHDL or Verilog). Ability to develop code for bring-up tests or simple demos.

  • Familiarity with signal and power integrity analysis tools (Hyperlinx, Ansys)

  • Experience with miniature electronic packaging and design using bare die or chip-scale packages. Ability to understand and influence packaging design constraints and requirements for custom designs.

Note Active Secret or TS Required.

We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

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.

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 /, " 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.

Phone: 603-772-2700