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Digital Prospectors Network Software Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Network Software Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Jacob Pawlusiak (

Phone: 603.858.3205

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Job Title: Network 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 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 Active Optical Systems Group develops advanced laser radar technology. The Group is in need of a Software Engineer to develop, build, test, program and maintain near real-time and high performance computing solutions. These solutions are used for processing very large amounts of ladar data quickly and need to be high-performance, fault tolerant, and optimally utilized.

Domains: Software/application design, Linux system administration, Virtualization, system troubleshooting, high-performance computing, fault tolerance, failover, load balancing, fencing, data storage management, distributed storage, network administration, computer security, configuration management, system logging, diagnostic system tools

Design, develop, and support technical programs utilizing modern software & computer hardware techniques, programming tools, and support processing solutions for Laboratory program managers and technical staff.

Participate in defining, describing and implementing program deliverables/functionalities.

Evaluate and propose use of open source and commercial software, frameworks, and tools where applicable.

Able to work self-sufficiently on a small team of developers, and communicate ideas, issues, and accomplishments to the team.

On-call support of deployed systems

Skills Required (Must haves):

Technical Skills: Graph Theory related to cluster computing

Software/applications in order of experience required: SLURM, NFS, Linux cgroups, bash, Python, DRDB, Pacemaker, Docker, VPN, JSON

Hardware: High-performance computing, Xeon, network switches, SAN, UPS

Specifying, developing, building, testing and maintaining near real-time and high performance computing systems.

Skills Preferred (Nice have):

Software/applications: Lustre, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Elasticsearch, Amazon Web Services (AWS), C/C++, QT, Matlab, MPI

Hardware: EPYC, GPUs

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