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Digital Prospectors Systems Analyst - Active Clearance Required in Lexington, Massachusetts

Systems Analyst - Active Clearance Required

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Michaella Walsh at

Phone: 617.322.0821

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Job Title: Systems Analyst

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

*Applicants must possess an active Top Secret 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 Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group provides assessments of novel technologies and systems concepts in order to provide solutions to meet significant defense and intelligence needs. Where appropriate, the group rapidly develops prototype solutions to demonstrate concepts or provide fieldable capabilities. The Group, has a need for an Engineer Systems Analyst with broad knowledge of air defense systems, i.e., aircraft, electronic counter measures, sensors (both active and passive), communications, command/control processing and weapons.

The position responsibilities include:

  • Algorithm development based on fundamental physics and communication/networking principles

  • Development and/or modification of a broad suite of defense modeling tools: sensor (both passive and active), state estimation, communication, command/control processing, weapon engagement and mission planning capabilities.

  • Perform systems analysis, in part by exercising modeling tools, to answer questions of interest to defense community

  • Survey and capture recent intelligence and/or test data to inform model parameter selections and overall model validity.

  • Prepare/present summaries of technical investigations and intelligence findings.

Skills: Required

  • C++ and MATLAB proficiency

  • Previous experience developing defense (described above) based models, both the conceptual construct and coding in software.

  • Very comfortable with fundamental physics and engineering level mathematics.

  • Strong background in software development and experience working with subject matter experts to develop specific software well suited for systems analysts’ use.

  • Candidate must possess an active Top Secret clearance

Skills: Preferred

  • Experience with adapting standalone code to run on parallel systems.

  • Familiarity with existing survivability modeling codes/analysis approaches.

  • Fortran proficiency.

  • Comfortable working in a Linux environment.

  • Excellent communication skills.

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

Education/Professional Certifications

PhD plus 5 years minimum experience, or MS plus 8 years minimum experience. We will consider candidates with an exceptional level of directly related experience, regardless if educational requirements are met.

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