Digital Prospectors Robotic Systems Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Robotic Systems Engineer

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Hillary Provencher at

Phone: 603.215.7060

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Job Title: Robotic Systems Engineer

Location : Cambridge, MA

Duration: 6+ Months

Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.

A Secret Clearance without incident is preferred for this role.



We are looking for an engineer to work collaboratively on cutting-edge efforts for US Government and commercial customers on applied research for decision systems. Emphasis will be on task and motion planning, modeling and control of complex dynamic systems and optimization for a variety of autonomous vehicle systems. Areas of work include autonomous aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, and other decision-making frameworks.


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Robotics, or equivalent

  • 2 years of algorithms/software development experience or equivalent

  • Knowledge of at least one of the following: robotics research in perception, motion planning, or controls (e.g., trajectory optimization, planning under uncertainty, probabilistic robotics, optimal control, guidance, navigation & control(GN&C))

  • Familiarity with the following programming languages and tools C/C++, Python, and Matlab

  • Good written and spoken communication skills

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.

We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

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.

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.


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