Digital Prospectors Java Software Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Java Software Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Steve Merriman at

Phone: 603.637.4084

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Job Title: Java 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 without incident is desired.


The U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) program is in need of a Software Programmer to support prototype development for TRANSCOM’s Navy component - the Military Sealift Command (MSC). The work being performed by the candidate will directly contribute to these prototypes, which will demonstrate the value of new data-related capabilities to assist MSC in enterprise data and metadata management.

Position Scope/Job Functions

-- Domains: Full-stack software design, development, and testing.

-- Design, develop, and support technical programs utilizing modern software engineering techniques, programming tools, and support processes for Laboratory program managers and technical staff.

-- Prototype data exchange designs.

-- Participate in defining, describing and implementing program deliverables/functionalities.

-- Evaluate and propose use of open source and commercial software, frameworks, and tools where applicable.

Skills: Required

The ideal candidate will be a team player, well-versant in:

  • Semantic technologies and ontologies (OWL, RDF, SPARQL)

  • Database systems such as SQL/NoSQL

  • Distributed databases and cloud-based data management (H2, OrientDB, etc.)

  • Information-centric, event-driven, service oriented architecture (SOA)

  • RESTful web services

  • Schema development and open standards from organizations like ISO and OGC

  • Message broker technologies

  • An understanding of data provenance

  • Shell scripting/Python

  • Performance testing

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a continuous integration development environment and following agile processes.

Experience with the following technologies:






JUnit or other testing frameworks

Maven (5+ years)

AMQP (2+ years)

OWL (2+ years)

Education/Professional Certifications

PhD plus 5 years minimum experience, or MS plus 8 years minimum experience.

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.

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.

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