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Digital Prospectors Software Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Software Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: 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 without incident is desired.

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 Undersea Systems and Technology Group develops innovative undersea and under-sea enabled capabilities for transition to operational systems in the US Navy and other Department of Defense sponsors. Focus areas include acoustic and non-acoustic sensors, under sea networks, autonomous systems, image processing, and advanced signal processing algorithms. The group performs rigorous systems analyses, develops system architectures, and builds prototypes to demonstrate the viability and effectiveness of new concepts, capabilities, and processing techniques.

Position Description

The group seeks an experienced software programmer to support a number of cutting-edge projects for undersea systems. The position will provide software development opportunities in a high-performing team defining, implementing, demonstrating and validating modern flexible software architectures that implement adaptive processing, tracking, estimation, classification, communications, image processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and human-machine interface. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential and highly valued in this role.

Required Skills

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline and at least two years of software development experience

  • Substantial experience developing in MATLAB, C/C++, and Python

  • Comprehensive knowledge in Object Oriented Programming

  • Developing, debugging, and executing software in both Linux and windows environments

  • Proficiency in parallel processing, multithreaded programming, thread safety, and thread synchronization

  • Experience with Git and Apache Subversion configuration control

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work well on a team and individually, and set priorities

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with algorithm optimization for real time systems

  • Experience developing in Java, or C#

  • Experience with GUI development (Qt or GTK+)

  • Experience with IDEs (Eclipse or Visual Studio)

  • Experience processing large volumes of data

  • Experience with artificial intelligence and machine learning

  • Understanding of networking architectures and protocols

  • Understanding of advanced linear algebra concepts

Education / Professional Certifications

MS plus three years of relevant experience or BS plus five years of relevant 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