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Digital Prospectors C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer - Active Clearance Required in Lexington, Massachusetts

C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer - Active Clearance Required

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Steve Merriman (

Phone: 603.637.4084

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Job Title: C/C++ Embedded 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. A Top Secret Clearance is preferred.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. 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 Lasercom Systems and Operations Group develops, builds, and operates prototype space and airborne lasercom terminals. The technology developed and the lessons learned from these activities are transferred to operational programs through participation in standard groups and through the operation of a gold-standard test infrastructure. Major efforts include demonstration of a low-cost, high performance, prototype airborne lasercom terminals, designed for the lasercom interoperability standards, development of a test capability to validate inoperability among various contractor-produced terminals, and investigation into techniques to enable multiple simultaneous lasercom links through a single aperture.

Other information relevant to the job requirement?

  • A Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of experience is required.

  • Candidate must possess good communications skills: willingness to listen to the needs of engineers and the ability to articulate solutions to engineers in other disciplines who possess little understanding of embedded software systems.

  • Must be able to work on a broad range on problems. Experience developing software for communication systems through the complete life-cycle from requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration and support is highly desired

  • C/C++ and Java software development in a UNIX-based environment; experience with principles of communication.

  • Experience in algorithm development, processing large datasets, distributed systems and test automation are pluses. Experience in Matlab, shell scripting, Python and HTML are also pluses.

Candidates will be required to be onsite 3-4 days per week, with some flex to be remote 1-2 days. Any non-local candidate must be committed to relocating for the start of the project.

Candidates MUST have a current active secret clearance for this position. HUGE preference for someone with a current top secret. Candidates who have a secret clearance will need to be able to obtain Top Secret soon after the position begins.

Most critical skills are the C/C++ and python development.

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