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Digital Prospectors Electrical Engineer - Active Top Secret Required in Lexington, Massachusetts

Electrical Engineer - Active Top Secret Required

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Steve Merriman at

Phone: 603.637.4084

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Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance without incident for access to classified information.


Our client’s Control and Autonomous Systems Engineering Group is focused on the synthesis of dynamic and complex control and autonomous systems, from concept to realization, for a wide variety of prototypes. Prototype applications span various mission areas, such as space control; air, missile and maritime defense; communication and tactical systems; homeland protection; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems. The group has expertise in dynamic stabilization and platform control; advanced autonomy; pointing, acquisition, and tracking; guidance; navigation and estimation; robotics; mapping; intra- and inter-system planning (e.g., swarming); demanding real-time embedded software and firmware control; image processing; machine learning; human-machine interaction; space-qualified electronics; and analog and power electronics. Applied research and development projects include space optical payloads, small satellites, airborne laser radars and imaging systems, and autonomous air, ground, and maritime systems. The Control and Autonomous Systems Engineering Group is in need of an Engineer for architecture of electrical power systems and reviewing designs for optimum design approach.

Position Scope/Job Functions

-- Design, development, and technical support of programs utilizing experience in electronic systems hardware development, with emphasis on power control/conversion.

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

Skills: Required

Experience in each of the following areas is required:

  • All aspects of implementing circuitry, including design and schematic entry using Mentor Graphics tools, board layout, parts selection, debugging, and documentation.

  • Optoelectronic circuitry such as low-noise quadrant detector transimpedance amplifiers and laser diode pulse power drive circuitry (30 W or greater)

  • Power conversion and distribution technology for 28 VDC avionics for aerospace applications

- Piezoelectric actuator drive circuitry

  • Familiarity with circuit simulation using a tool such as PSpice

- Microcontroller programming

The candidate must have:

  • Familiarity with all types of laboratory instrumentation, including oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, spectrum analyzers, and frequency counters.

  • The ability to work closely with a small group to define circuit requirements based on high-level systems requirements.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • The ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Skills: Preferred

  • Familiarity with embedded systems development, including C and/or assembly language programming for hard real-time single-board computer applications.

Education/Professional Certifications

MS plus 8 years minimum experience in Electrical Engineering. A BS with 10 years’ experience in Electrical Engineering will also be considered.

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.


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.

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