Digital Prospectors C Embedded Systems Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

C Embedded Systems Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: 2 C Embedded Systems Engineers

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 without incident is desired.


We live in a time in which you have a choice - a choice where to work, where to apply your talents and ideas, where to grow and look for self-fulfillment. We, the members of the Secure, Resilient Systems and Technology Group, have made our choice. We are here. We are software, hardware and electrical engineers, computer scientists, cryptographers, system analysts and security architects who share a common passion for helping solve some of the hardest technical problems relevant to National security. We pursue innovative, high-impact, practical research in small, focused teams. We succeed by participating in all R&D phases, including problem analysis and innovative solution design, system architecture, rapid prototyping and field-testing, and ultimately transfer of our technology to DoD and Intelligence Community users, sponsors, and Industry. We are having fun.

We are looking for two high-quality, energetic software/ embedded systems engineers, experienced in C, to join our team to turn futuristic R&D ideas into practical solutions to important problems. If you are a person that fits the bill, and you like to work on things that truly matter, apply to this req to learn more.

Position Scope/Job Functions

The successful applicants will play a key support role in creating and transitioning advanced SW/embedded systems technology for ensuring security of mission-critical systems, such as drones, ground robots, and satellites. Our R&D activities in this area focus on implementing foundational technologies, security subsystems, and test-beds for such mission-critical systems, including encryptors for secure communication and storage, and secure processors.

Skills: Required

Knowledge and significant experience in

  • Extensive experience developing systems in the C programming language, including embedded systems

  • Experience developing systems running directly on the processor or microcontroller (i.e. bare metal)

  • Experience with hard real-time systems

  • Development in the Linux environment and using the GNU toolchain

  • Candidates must be enthusiastic, innovative and motivated self-starters able to work independently, or with a group, to achieve program requirements.

  • Candidates must possess strong oral and written communications skills, and must be able to present findings/results to internal and external organization.

Skills: Preferred

Experience with any of the following is a strong plus:

  • Embedded C for FPGA-based soft processors and hard processors

  • Experience with C++ and Python

  • Experience with implementation of cryptographic algorithms and security-oriented subsystems

  • Knowledge of secure system development or interest and willingness to learn

  • Requirements analysis, trade-space analysis, and system engineering

  • Hardware and software testing

  • Government requirements, documentation, and accreditation of DoD systems.

Ideal candidates would have an active clearance and have industry experience developing COMSEC systems; this is experience is not required but would be highly valued.

Education/Professional Certifications

MS plus 3 years minimum experience, or BS plus 5 years minimum experience

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.


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Phone: 603-772-2700