Digital Prospectors C++ Software Programmer in Lexington, Massachusetts

C++ Software Programmer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Russell Carter at

Phone: 603.215.7066

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Job Title: C++ Software Programmer

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.


Our client’s Inceptor & Sensor Technology Group is seeking an experienced software engineer to join a team of software developers, system engineers, and algorithm developers who are prototyping advanced optical sensor control and signal processing systems. Software will be developed within a modern, object-oriented, modular open-systems architecture primarily utilizing C++, Linux, and publish-subscribe middleware. Challenging development activities will directly contribute to the prototyping of advanced Electro-Optical/Infrared control systems critical to the nation’s Air and Missile Defense Systems and may involve field testing of said systems

Position Scope/Job Functions

-- Design, develop, and support technical programs utilizing modern software engineering techniques, programming tools, and support processes for Laboratory program managers and technical staff.

-- Participate in defining, describing and implementing program deliverables/functionalities.

-- Evaluate and propose use of open source and commercial software, frameworks, and tools where applicable.

-- Participate in Laboratory and occasional Field Testing of developed software.

Skills: Required

  • Proven ability to quickly and effectively learn new technologies and programming languages, adapt to new environments and methodologies, and work outside one’s own comfort zone

  • Strong teamwork experience and organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills In-depth knowledge of C++ object-oriented programming with several years’ experience applying this knowledge to complex software architectures

  • Experience with modern software development practices (e.g. spiral development), version control systems, debugging tools, and coordination/collaboration tools

  • Experience with software development within a Linux environment, network programming, and parallel programming (multi-threading, synchronization, etc.)

Skills: Preferred

  • Experience developing real-time control systems software for mechanical hardware assemblies

  • Experience with other programming/scripting languages such as Java, C, Python, MATLAB, and shell scripting

  • Experience with publish-subscribe middleware, distributed systems, GPU computing, and real-time programming

  • Familiarity with the architecture of x86-based computer hardware and UNIX-like operating systems

  • Familiarity with basic UNIX system and network configuration and administration to the extent that it aids in software development

  • Experience with basic data visualization and display toolkits and methodologies

  • Familiarity with, or a strong desire to learn about, processing and control of passive and active sensing technologies such as Radars and Infrared sensors

  • Desire and ability to participate in field testing which may involve travel

Education/Professional Certifications

MS or BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent 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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