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Digital Prospectors Environmental Systems Engineer - Active Secret Required in Lexington, Massachusetts

Environmental Systems Engineer - Active Secret Required

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Nicholas Bukis (

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Systems Engineer

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.

This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.

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 Systems Engineering Group develops space, airborne, and terrestrial prototypes with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. Our teams handle most of the large prototype systems developed by the Laboratory, including space payloads and satellites for sensing and communication, and airborne and ground-based systems. Example projects include satellite sensors, space-based and ground-based laser communications systems, airborne laser radar, imaging systems on both manned and unmanned aircraft, and small satellites.

Our engineers ensure that all the components of a system work together to achieve the desired results. We do systems engineering across the complete project life-cycle, from trade studies, architecture development, requirements development and flow down to subsystems, hardware and software co-design, risk reduction testing, assembly, integration, and test, with demonstration and initial operations. Our staff have broad expertise across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines including astrophysics, aerospace, mechanical, optical, electrical, avionics and software engineering.

We are seeking a systems engineer to play a key role in the Verification and Validation (V&V) of a novel space-based system. While the exact role will depend on the experience and skills of the successful candidate, it will include some combination of determining how requirements will be verified, planning and executing the V&V phase of the program and organizing and reporting the results. This will involve close collaboration with the other members of the team including the lead systems engineers and the unit leads for the various subsystems.

Support test execution during Thermal Vacuum (TVAC) and other environmental testing, including some evening, night, and weekend test shifts. It is preferred that this candidate will be willing to perform some of the off hours testing when it comes up in the test cycle.

Required experience:

-Systems Engineering experience

-Environmental testing experience (for example: TVAC, vibration, shock, etc)

-Systems Integration experience

-Looking for a candidate with either 1+ years of experience post graduate or equivalent internships/co-op etc. They should have experience above classroom work.

Preferred Skills:

-Model based systems engineer

-SysML experience

-Systems Engineering on space systems

-Systems engineering with optical systems

-Magic Draw

-Active Top Secret clearance is required due to the nature of the work being performed

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