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Digital Prospectors Test Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Test Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Steve Merriman (

Phone: 603.637.4084

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Job Title: Test 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 is desired.

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 Advanced Imager Technology Group is seeking to hire an engineer to join its semiconductor device test team to assist in the characterization and understanding of novel avalanche photodiodes (APDs) and other photodetectors. The Group is building state-of-the-art, photon-counting receivers and other visible and infrared imagers for a variety of scientific and national security needs. This position will require versatility and creativity to design and carry out the appropriate measurements and then to analyze the data for validity and usefulness in answering the underlying device performance questions. The ideal candidate is expected to be able to operate both independently on their own experiments and as part of a group to achieve larger objectives.

Experience is required in one of the following areas, with preference given to candidates with experience in multiple areas:

•Familiarity with optical laboratory experimental design, test, and standard equipment including: power meters, optical spectrum analyzers, fiber components

•Competency in electronic test equipment including: oscilloscopes multimeters, power supplies, and frequency/pulse generators

•Scientific data analysis and data reduction (MATLAB, Python)

•Experience debugging and interpreting data products

•Ability to effectively communicate results and ideas – written or verbal

Nice to have:

•Experience designing or debugging printed circuit boards (PCB's)

•Electro-Optic Sensors

•New Circuit Characterization and Qualification

•New Circuit Debug

•Semiconductor Device Testing

•Chip-Level Debugging tools (Chipscope/Signal Tap)


•Software Testing

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