Digital Prospectors Java Software Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Java Software Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Michaella Walsh at

Phone: 617.322.0821

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Job Title: Java Software 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 is desired.


Our client’s Cyber Systems and Operations Group enables DoD, IC, and civilian government operations within the cyber domain and across traditional mission domains and sensing layers. Our focus is on research and development of systems providing situational awareness (SA) and command and control (C2) in the cyber domain to include operations in the overlap of cyberspace and the electromagnetic environment.

Position Scope/Job Functions

Knowledge of web stack (front end, back end, database) and service-oriented-architecture protocols required, having demonstrated them in a professional environment is requirement.

Knowledge of modern software design practices required.

Software or systems test experience required.

Professional experience with agile software development practices is a strong plus.

Candidates will be developing code in a team environment for rapid introduction into operations or field activities.

Skills: Required

Knowledge requirements: Strong Java knowledge demonstrated in a professional environment.

Strong documentation and configuration management experience (GitHub and Maven specifically).

Knowledge and experience with virtualization (i.e., KVM) and containers (using Docker).

Knowledge and experience with commercial cloud environments (eg AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).

Experience with Linux is required, and experience with RedHat, SELinux, and security accreditation is a strong plus.

The ability to obtain and hold a DoD Secret security clearance. Active clearance or previously active security clearance is highly desired.

Skills: Preferred

Active current secret clearance is preferred

Education/Professional Certifications/Substituting Off-Set

MS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or Engineering plus 3+ years minimum post-education experience in the design and development of software in an object-oriented environment or BS plus 5 years minimum experience in the design and development of software in an object-oriented environment

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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