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Digital Prospectors Software Engineer in somerville, Massachusetts

Software Engineer

somerville, MA

Job Type: Contract to Hire

Recruiter: Erin Donovan (

Phone: 617.831.1806

Software Engineer

Onsite- Somerville-1 day a week from home

Contract or Contract-to-hire

Developing a new way to manufacture complex aluminum parts, our client is looking for a Software Engineer to join their team creating novel materials, hardware, and software to commercialize their manufacturing process. The tech stack is centered around a custom application that slices 3D models into 2D machine instructions for a scalable additive manufacturing process. If you have worked in additive manufacturing, CAD/CAM, computer vision, or robotics and have experience with 2D or 3D geometry modeling libraries this job would be an ideal fit!


  • Design and implement APIs between desktop applications, cloud infrastructure, networked machinery, and 3rd party software packages

  • Develop new features for a custom slicer that spans both the backend (Python) and the frontend (Typescript/React/Electron)

  • Provide technical input to both short-term and long-term product roadmaps

  • Design and implement containerized microservices to run a next-gen industrial machinery

  • Setup and manage cloud computing and storage resources

  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of software, mechanical, product, materials process, and applications engineers to push the envelope of what is possible

  • Experience working with machine learning or with machine learning adjacent technologies


  • 4-year degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)

  • 5+ years experience as a backend or full-stack engineer

  • Have expertise in Databases: MySQL or PostgreSQL

  • Experience with Python, NodeJS, Typescript, Docker/Kubernetes, Linux

  • Development experience with Python and knowledge of algorithms and data structures

  • Familiarity with Agile lifecycle process, including Scrum and CI/CD

  • Good understanding of best practices for API design, data modeling, and infrastructure

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment

  • Experience working with machine learning or with machine learning adjacent technologies

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.

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, Life, STD, LTD, PTO, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has achieved:

  • 4.9/5 Star Glassdoor rating and the only staffing company (< 1000 employees) to be voted in the national Top 10 ‘Employee’s Choice - Best Places to Work’ by Glassdoor

  • Voted ‘Best Staffing Firm to Temp For’ three times by Staffing Industry Analysts as well as a ‘Best Company to Work For’ by Forbes, Fortune and Inc. magazine.