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Digital Prospectors Systems Architect in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Systems Architect

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Denise Reha (

Phone: 6173374251

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Job Title: Systems Architect

Location : Cambridge, MA

Duration: 6+ 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.


Our client’s Strategic Systems Engineering Division is seeking a self-motivated Systems Architect to lead the development of system architectures in our model-based systems engineering practice. Using sound systems engineering practice and architectural modeling tools, such as MagicDraw, as well as physics-based models, we design first-of-a-kind complex systems that integrate advanced technologies to solve challenging problems in the national interest and maximizing stakeholder value. Successful candidates will be fluent in multiple technical domains within Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) including descriptive system modeling, simulation, and analysis techniques. You will be comfortable presenting results that support system-level analysis, performance trade-offs, and decision-making to external customer decision makers. We are seeking candidates who can help advance their MBSE practice through strategy formulation, mentoring, and capability roadmap development.

Typical job duties include designing and developing system architecture using SysML and simulations for complex systems. The candidate will work as a member of a cross-functional engineering team with customers in military, space, intelligence, and commercial applications. Interpersonal skills and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams are highly valued in this role. The ability to communicate technical concepts effectively with customers, engineers, managers, and other stakeholders of all relevant disciplines is a must. Flexibility to multi-task and adapt to evolving priorities will be required. We value continuous learning and professional growth.


  • Bachelors or Masters in Engineering, Physics, or Science in a technically relevant field

  • A self-motivated individual with a can-do attitude that can bring structure to highly complex and ambiguously defined tasks is needed.

  • Work in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment including stakeholders and external partners. Contribute to the analysis of concept of operations and development of quantitative data driven frameworks to solve complex system design challenges.

  • 3 or more years of experience in systems engineering and systems architecting using MBSE processes and tools

  • Develop system requirements, and analyze cost/schedule and success/failure tradeoffs. In collaboration with program management, develop customer engagement strategy, shape programs and deliver superior solutions.

-Define and implement systems architecture strategy and best practices roadmap

- Demonstrated expertise using SysML

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Experience with any of the following is relevant, but not required, for consideration for this position:

  • Knowledge in MATLAB/Simulink a plus. Experience in integrating descriptive modeling tools with other simulation tools a plus.

  • Promote company expertise and leverage current technology standards to influence and innovate. Expertise with Systems Engineering government or industry standards

  • Understanding of the DOD or other Federal agency budgeting process, solicitations and acquisition processes

  • Experience modeling DoD weapons, navigation, or communications systems.

  • Ability to create and present senior level communications for system level architecture discussions. Working knowledge of modeling and simulation for multi-disciplinary complex systems.

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance

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