Digital Prospectors C/C++ System Development Software Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

C/C++ System Development Software Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: C/C++ System Development Software Engineer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance without incident for access to classified information.


Our client’s Space Systems Analysis & Test Group identifies and evaluates threats to U.S. use of space for military, intelligence, civil, and commercial purposes. In addition, the Group investigates and develops techniques to specify and mitigate space environment effects on command, control, communication and intelligence systems. The Group is in need of a system development software engineer to participate in analysis of existing and future space related systems through modeling and simulation of system performance; development, enhancement and validation of space weather and effects models; and analysis of data related to space environment effects

Position Scope/Job Functions

Domains: Software/application design, development, and support; coder; web interface; graphic design; system configuration management; system troubleshooting.

-- 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 the on-line gathering, reduction and analysis of data to validate model performance.

Skills: Required

-- Software/applications: MATLAB, Fortran, C/C++, Linux

-- Hardware: PCs and Linux servers.

-- Developing, debugging, and executing software in a Windows and Linux environment.

-- Specifying, developing, and verifying models and simulations.

-- Strong knowledge and experience in space weather and numerical modeling.

-- Experience validating model performance with space environment data.

-- Ability to communicate well, work with a team and support quick-turn analysis

Skills: Preferred

-- Experience with software configuration management.

-- Formal software development processes, software architecture, and VV&A processes, including for example CMMI and DoD VV&A.

-- Experience with ionospheric and radiation belt models.

-- Experience porting software to large computational grids

Education/Professional Certifications/Substituting Off-Set

BS + 1 yr, Associates + 2 yrs, or Tech. School Cert + 3 yrs min 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.


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.

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Phone: 603-772-2700