Electrical Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Russell Carter | Phone: 603.215.7066

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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.


The Advanced Imager Technology Group provides state of the art imager technology throughout the Laboratory, as well as the DOD and Scientific communities. The Group is in need of a Electrical Engineer to help build a infrastructure that can be used to evaluate and characterize next generation Geiger-mode Avalanche Photodiodes (GmAPD) and Digital Focal Plane (DFPA) Arrays

Position Scope/Job Functions

-- Domains: electrical board design and layout, board test and debug, analog and digital design

-- Design, develop, and support technical programs utilizing modern electrical engineering techniques, programming tools, and support processes for Laboratory program managers and technical staff.

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

-- Evaluate, develop, and design state of the art camera hardware and capabilities to support new and existing programs

Skills: Required

-- Software/applications: Mentor Graphics (or equivalent design and layout program), LTSpice, MATLAB

-- Analog and digital design for high speed signaling and data transfer

-- Test and debug of electrical hardware; familiarity with test equipment (e.g. power supplies, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers)

-- Experience with hardware, firmware, and software integration

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

-- Scientific data analysis and data reduction (MATLAB/Python)


Skills: Preferred

-- Experience with software configuration management.

-- Experience with photonic instrumentation and test ? including previous work with lasers, optical spectrum analyzers, and/or work with optics

-- Experience with camera characterization and test ? including test development and evaluation for initial screenings of Readout Integrated Circuits and/or camera level tests like Quantum Efficiency, Noise, or Bandwidth

-- Embedded Programming for Xilinx FPGA/SOC


Education/Professional Certifications

B.S. Electrical Engineering with 5+ years experience M.S. Electrical Enginereing with 3+ years


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.

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 / CareerBuilder.com, "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.


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