Digital Prospectors C++ Programmer in Lexington, Massachusetts

C++ Programmer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: C++ Software Programmer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 months and 40 hours per week

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.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance is desired.

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.


Our client’s Surveillance Systems Group conducts research on integrated sensing and decision support architectures for Air Traffic Control. The group is currently performing research and development into the impact of new generations of secondary surveillance systems on the National Airspace System (NAS), with two major approaches. In the initial approach, the Project Team is analyzing system architecture, implementation, and operational use concepts to assess the theoretical impacts of proposed new systems on the NAS. The results of this research are analyses used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to determine the effects that the proposed new systems would have on the performance of already-deployed NAS systems.

In addition, The Group is developing the Next Generation Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS X), also on behalf of the FAA. This Project Team is developing ACAS X in modern high-level computer software languages and algorithm approaches.

A software programmer is needed to participate in development of airborne safety systems and related simulation systems. The specific focus of this position is support to a Laboratory Project Team in development of system architecture, design, implementation and test of software prepared for evaluation in software-based simulation environments and in actual flight tests.

Position Scope/Job Functions:

Collaborate with other ACAS X system development personnel to develop system architecture and software implementations. The assignment includes module and system tests to ensure proper implementation.

Experience and knowledge in the following areas are required:

. Design, code, and test using higher level programming languages such as C/C++ and Matlab;

. MySQL database design, implementation, and maintenance;

. Development of high-fidelity models for real-time simulation environments;

. Analyis of simulation system performance and fidelity;

. Develop automation tools for building, testing, and data analysis using Jenkins, Python, and other scripting languages;

. Developing, debugging, and executing software in Windows and Linux environments;

. Source code and version control management, with revision control systems such as SVN or Git.

A highly successful candidate will have the following special skills:

. Configuration management;

. Software automation processes;

. familiarity with the Julia software programming language;

. familiarity with air traffic surveillance and control;

. radar and surveillance for aviation;

. automatic dependent surveillance broadcast;

. airborne collision avoidance systems;

. unmanned aerial systems;

. digital signal processing.

Education/Professional Certifications

BS with a minimum of one directly related experience. Associates with a minimum of two years directly related experience.


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.

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Phone: 603-772-2700