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Digital Prospectors Electrical Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Electrical Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos (

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Electrical Engineer

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.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. 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 Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group provides assessments of novel technologies and systems concepts in solution of significant defense and intelligence needs and, where appropriate, rapidly develops prototype solutions to demonstrate concepts or provide a fieldable capability. The Group has a need for an electrical engineer with experience in hardware development and embedded systems.

Position Scope/Job Functions

The position responsibilities include:

  • Working as part of an interdisciplinary team developing novel air vehicles and / or RF systems.

  • Designing and overseeing the development and test of custom PCBs.

  • Embedded software and code development and test.

  • Data collection and analysis in Laboratory and field test environments. Occasional travel to field sites to support test events

Skills: Required

  • C/C++ proficiency including programming microcontrollers, device drivers, and working with real time operating systems.

  • Previous experience with PCB design including circuit design, developing schematics, and overseeing board layout.

  • Prior experience working in a laboratory environment including running experiments and analyzing data.

  • Candidate must be hands-on with a strong hardware background

Skills: Preferred

  • A background in RF system development.

  • Matlab proficiency. .

  • Good communication skills.

  • Demonstrated initiative and ability appropriately to prioritize detailed work tasks based on high-level guidance of overall project’s technical goals.

- An active Secret security clearance

Education/Professional Certifications

This position requires that the Candidate must have a BS in Electrical Engineering or similar field.

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.

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