Digital Prospectors Signal Integrity Architect in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Signal Integrity Architect

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Chris Howgate at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Signal Integrity Architect

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 or the ability to acquire a security clearance is required for this role.


The signal integrity architect will provide subject matter expertise and lead task in the development of new signal integrity capabilities. This position is for a hands-on person with a good knowledge of how and why systems work at the low level to really understand the SI challenges and the impacts that SI can have on the system.

This person will provide technical expertise for the design, development, integration and testing of signal integrity solutions for electrical design. The position requires a highly motivated and innovative individual familiar with developing signal integrity solutions over multiple, variable, material sets with a deep understanding of the complexities and trade-offs in this domain. The individual will be a key stakeholder in shaping the technology development roadmaps and will execute against the strategic goals for this business.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Interact with customers to define SI requirements, Perform design analysis, Develop SI system requirements, Create SI simulation tools, Analyze cost/schedule/vulnerability tradeoffs, Develop top-level system requirements and flow down requirements and implementation concepts to subsystems, Manage the design/ development/ integration/ testing of SI solutions.

  • Provide system engineering trade analysis and serve as a thought leader in this domain, generate and secure IP.

  • Drive strategic planning for the single integrity and lead activities in support of long range and near term technology development plans. Guide the SI implementations during development, integration, test, and fielding of systems and ensure programs are executed to meet or exceed requirements while meeting cost and schedule targets.

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to uncover and address strategic technology development and business development opportunities. Develop and implement strategy to develop new business in the signal integrity area.

  • Execute complex projects, tasks, and assignments with minimal or strong management direction, depending on project requirements.

  • Lead cross-functional technology development teams to work to deadlines, often with short notice, while successfully managing multiple projects. Requires excellent project management skills.


Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent with greater than 10 years of experience with a Strong system design/development/integration/test experience and strong signal integrity or hardware reverse engineering/ failure analysis experience and experience with multiple material sets.

  • A track record of developing, releasing and/or evaluating signal integrity solutions and products with technical management experience overseeing technology development through the entire life cycle.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others who may have ongoing competing priorities and viewpoints, including company employees, peer competitors and customers.

  • Ability to maintain effective performance and be flexible and adept at multi-tasking in an environment that is fast-paced, constantly changing and where situations are sometimes ambiguous.

  • Strong ability to couple conceptual level thinking, creativity and resourcefulness with detailed-level execution. Highly developed communications, presentation, collaboration and influencing skills.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance may also be required.

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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