C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Jacob Pawlusiak | Phone: 603.858.3205

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Job Title: C/C++ Embedded 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.

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 Advanced Lasercom Systems and Operations Group develops, builds, tests, and operates laser communications systems for a variety of applications and environments. Lasercom offers dramatically increased data rates and enhanced physical security relative to standard radio frequency-based communications systems. The Group has expertise in communications; optics; electro-optics; optical turbulence mitigation; precise pointing control systems; embedded systems; command, control, and telemetry; test set design and fabrication; data analysis; modeling; and simulation.

•Persons in this position will be asked to prototype new concepts, participate in the development of systems, and provide support to deployed systems.

•Candidate must be willing to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Team members will work with inter-disciplinary teams to develop advanced communication system prototypes, and testing with both internally and externally developed systems.

•Work includes embedded software design, code implementation and testing to support a variety of high-fidelity software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop prototypes.

•Contractors will participate in developing cross platform, distributed and multi-processor object oriented code for embedded applications.

•Requires understanding of object oriented analysis and design in addition to programming language skills in C and C++.

Required Skills:

•Minimum Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field; in lieu of a Masters, will consider a Bachelor’s of Science with 8 or more years of relevant experience

•Good communication skills: willingness to listen to the needs of engineers and the ability to articulate solutions to engineers in other disciplines who possess little understanding of embedded software systems

•Experience developing embedded software for communication systems through the complete life-cycle from requirements analysis, design, implementation, integration and test

•Experience developing drivers and support software for custom-designed hardware boards. In lieu of custom-designed hardware; experience developing drivers and support software for consumer off-the-shelf hardware boards is acceptable

•Experience developing C/C++ software for a real-time operating system (RTOS) such as vxWorks


Preferred Skills:

•Experience with Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS is highly preferred

•A fundamental understanding of digital logic design is preferred

•Familiarity with or prior experience designing for multi-core ARM processor architectures

•Experience designing for high-reliability applications

•Experience developing Board Support Packages (BSP) for microprocessors to be used in configuration and controlling FPGAs

•Experience with event based control loops and state machines

•Familiarity with developing software interfaces supporting data transfer over Ethernet, especially for network booting using Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) or similar is highly desired



PhD is a plus

Masters plus 8 years of experience required.


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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