Systems Engineer

Lexington, MA

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

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Job Title: Systems 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.

This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.

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.


One area of significant focus for the Embedded and Open Systems Group is the application of modern software engineering principles and commercial best practices to define and prototype open architecture solutions, that provide mission critical capabilities to the warfighter. Applying a combination of approaches enables the flexible composition of sensors, processors, ground stations, and command centers. This work feeds into open architecture standards which ensure seamless information transfer between system components and subsystem-level upgradability. We succeed by participating in all phases of the program, including problem analysis and innovative solution design, system architecture, rapid prototyping and field-testing, and ultimately transfer of our technology.          

The candidate will be responsible to develop and integrate distributed data architecture solutions, and implement prototypes of relevant architectural elements to jump start transition and final production of capabilities. They will need to provide support to modernization efforts which align with the Department of Defense (DoD) efforts for sharing data and information across multiple platforms and domains in a cloud environment. The candidate will research and assess emerging technologies and intelligence tradecraft to support program initiatives

Required Skills:

o Understanding of various architecture frameworks particularly as it applies at multiple levels, across domains and platforms targeting a cloud environment

o Experience with distributed data architectures and Data Bus, Data Ops, and Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) technologies

o Experienced reviewing and assessing existing enterprise data-driven applications, to support new features, performance improvements, upgrades, and ongoing sustainment

o Highly-skilled at analyzing a large, complex system to determine performance bottlenecks, application bugs, and opportunities to improve efficiency

o Ability to identify, source, and analyze data, data feeds and information from available resources, identify trends, draw conclusions, and access interoperability to inform key business decisions

o Experience gathering and analyzing system requirements and applying structured analytical approaches to match requirements to capabilities, identifying gaps, and developing risk mitigation strategies

o Ability to work as part of a team applying agile development methods, and independent with minimal direction and oversight


Preferred Skills:

o Have an active DoD secret or TS/SCI Clearance

o Knowledge of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)

o Knowledge of the Common Intelligence Picture (CIP) and the Common Operational Picture (COP) concepts

o Familiarity with or experience with cross domain solutions utilizing technologies such as Radiant Mercury, Forcepoint High Speed Guard, AWS Diode, etc.

o Proficiency in developing very large distributed systems applying techniques for low-latency system performance

o Familiarity with DevSecOps pipelines, practices, techniques, and technologies

o Familiarity with modern programming languages such as java, python, or similar

o Familiarity with Open Mission Systems (OMS) & Universal Command and Control Interface (UCI)


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.

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