Digital Prospectors Embedded Electrical Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Embedded Electrical Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Steve Merriman at

Phone: 603.637.4084

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Job Title: Embedded Electrical Engineer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance without Incident for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance without Incident is desired.


Our client’s Rapid Prototyping Group designs and fabricates custom electronics for multiple groups around the Laboratory. The Group is seeking an engineer a position to work on a variety of short duration (6-18 month) projects that bridges across many disciplines. This position is necessary to bring in a skilled and enthusiastic engineer to support other Group engineers, complement the range of expertise that we already have in the group, provide mechanical, electronics, and controls systems designs followed by integration and testing of those systems. The engineer must be hands on and enjoy building hardware, developing and executing functional tests, and troubleshooting hardware prototypes.

Position Scope/Job Functions

The Group currently develops very efficiently packaged optical-mechanical systems, electronics systems, and integration of diverse sensors into a variety of platforms, ranging from land-based demonstrations to small unmanned aerial systems. This Engineer must have a blend of design and hands on build and test skills. The engineer needs to interface embedded electronics to a plethora of devices including analog, RF, and high current power supplies and switching circuits. For electrical systems, the engineer will complete circuit designs with FPGA’s and other components and build the embedded programming that will operate the system to the specifications required. Steps in their work will include: requirements development, circuit board design, circuit layouts and fabrication oversight, board programming testing and debugging, and integration into the chassis/system.

It is mandatory that the candidate be able to work both independently and in highly motivated multidisciplinary small teams. A primary emphasis remains on practical hands on skills rather than theoretical.

Skills: Required

Demonstrated hands-on approach to design, build and test both independently and as part of a small team.

Demonstrated approach to system integration, testing and troubleshooting.

Experience working with custom printed circuit boards and initial debugging associated with bringing up a new printed circuit board.

Demonstrated experience with FGPA programming in VHDL or equivalent, preferably for Xilinx products.

Experience integrating embedded electronics with analog, RF, and/or high power electronics.

Skills: Preferred

Experience with the following software or its equivalent: SolidWorks, Mentor Graphics DxDesigner, Expedition, DxDataBook, CES (Constraint Editor System), National Instruments Labview.

Programming experience in Python, Java, C, or C++.

Experience using software repositories: Git, SVN, etc.

Education/Professional Certifications/Substituting Off-Set

MS plus 3 years minimum experience, or BS plus 5 years minimum experience

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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.


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