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Digital Prospectors Python/Javascript Software Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Python/Javascript Software Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Python/Javascript 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.

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 Cyber Systems and Operations Group focuses on improving the security of government systems through the development and deployment of innovative cybersecurity solutions. In particular, our group develops quantitative threat models to inform our cyber systems analyses, prototypes cyber defense techniques, and employs novel analytics to help discover and characterize cyber threats.

Position Scope/Job Functions

Software Engineer with strong analysis and development background. Important areas in this space includes data analytics, assembling large systems and working in the context of very large data sets.

Skills: Required

  • Large-scale system development and test-driven development

  • Rapid prototyping capabilities

  • Python: Python is used extensively by the data scientists and the applicant will need to be well-versed in Python and maintain and extend tools and systems based on Python

  • TypeScript and JavaScript: TypeScript and JavaScript are used to program functionality to front-end applications from back-end code and databases, the applicant needs to be well-versed in both TypeScript and JavaScript and maintain and extend tools and systems based on TypeScript and JavaScript

  • Databases: in addition to standard database systems, it is essential to have experience with Postgres, GraphQL, Hasura, and PSQL

  • ELK Stack: Adapting MIT technologies to existing infrastructure requires familiarity with Elastic, Logstash, and Kibana.

  • Docker: applications use Docker as containers, so the applicant will need to be well-versed in using and maintaining Docker containers

  • Vulnerabilities and Exploit Databases: vulnerability and exploit databases, including the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) with CVEs, Exploit DB, and Metasploit are used significantly by the data scientists for applications, and the applicant will need to be well-versed in vulnerability and exploit databases for use in developing and maintaining applications

  • Experience with real-time systems

  • Experience with DoD systems

  • Ability to self-direct when needed

Education/Professional Certifications

PhD plus 5 years minimum experience, or MS plus 8 years minimum experience

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. at

Phone: 603-772-2700