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Digital Prospectors Electrical Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Electrical Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Shaunda Belanger (

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Electrical 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 without incident is desired.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. 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 Rapid Prototyping Group seeks an experienced cable engineer with a background in EE, selection of cable components, wiring diagrams and cable fabrication processes. This engineer will work on a variety of short duration (6-18 month) projects to provide complex and innovative solutions for a number of sensor systems. This engineer must be capable of working well in teams consisting of Subject Matter Experts across many different fields.

Position Scope/Job Functions

The candidate will:

  • Design system and unit level electrical interconnection and power distribution schemes in collaboration with project teams

  • Perform basic design calculations, select appropriate components and hardware

  • Prepare design concepts, block diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams, cable/harness fabrication drawings utilizing 2D and 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software

  • Support parts identification, procurement, fabrication and system level integration

Candidates must be enthusiastic, innovative and motivated self-starters able to work independently, or with an interdisciplinary group, to achieve program requirements. They must possess strong oral and written communications skills, and must be able to present findings/results to internal and external organizations. If applicable, a bibliography of technical writings, patents, etc., should be included with the candidate's resume.

Skills: Required

-- Software/applications:2D and 3D CAD Software (preferably SolidWorks), Cable design software (Zuken E3 or other).

-- Knowledge of electronic design for aerospace applications, including connector selection, wire types/sizes/derating, voltage drops, electro-mechanical packaging, electrical fabrication & assembly techniques

-- Knowledge of ASME & IEE Standards for selection of hardware interconnects

-- Specifying, developing, and verifying models and simulations.

Skills: Preferred

-- Experience with cable/interconnect configuration management.

-- Knowledge of Product Data Management (PDM) or Produce Lifecycle Management (PLM) software

-- Hands-on experience with the development of aerospace sensor systems.

Education/Professional Certifications

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

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