• Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2977

Title:  Cloud Engineer

*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *

Company Overview: 
Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of intelligence, satellite, and cyber technologies.  Cornerstone’s Intelligence Sector provides solutions to the United States Government for information collection, operations, exploitation and dissemination, and research activities. Our Team specializes in software development, cloud architecture, systems and network engineering, systems integration, agile management, as well as targeting operations and intelligence analysis. Our support to our mission customers includes cyber network operations, exploitation and defense, signals intelligence, human intelligence, and critical missions and networks. 

Job ID: 2211940

Seeking highly motivated Cloud Engineers to join our multi-million dollar national intelligence program supporting the Cloud Investment Multi-Cloud Management (CIMM) team.  As a contributor to the intelligence community’s first multi-cloud initiative, you will be at the epicenter of emergent cloud computing technologies establishing a foundation that will evolve to include all agencies within the IC.  The ideal candidate will advise mission users on utilizing cloud-based IT systems, provide support for development in or transition to the cloud, implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of cloud environments, as well as managing system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems.
Responsibilities include:

  • Advising Government stakeholders on multi-cloud, multi-agency collaborative activities that require navigating agency-specific policy requirements.
  • Providing cloud strategy services that cover all security fabrics and are available to the Government to assist with the relocation of an organization’s business applications, data, and workloads to ensure maximum effectiveness of the multi-cloud environment.
  • Serving as a Cloud–agnostic evangelist and helps educate the Government customer on cloud Services
  • Defining and documenting best practices and strategies regarding application deployment and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Reviewing mission system requirements and facilitating technical recommendations for CSP Task Order Proposal Requests (TOPRs).
  • Providing advisory services to the Service Provider and IC Element for the discovery, adoption, and understanding of new and existing CSP service offerings operating in the C2E environment.
  • Advising the Government on application performance, uptime, and scale best practices, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful design
  • Ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into cloud solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints


  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • BS in STEM domain or related field and 5 years of experience in a cloud and/or hybrid environment (additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree)
  • Three (3) or more years of demonstrated experience in two or more following activities:
    • IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Services (compute, storage, network, security, administration, automation, application services, databases) in either native cloud or hybrid-cloud environments.
    • Developing and deploying cloud solutions to one or more of the following CSPs:
      • Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud (GCP), IBM Cloud and/or Oracle Cloud
    • Experience in building and deploying systems on the Cloud, using CI/CD frameworks and Infrastructure automation
    • Large-scale data architecture, data modeling, database design, and information systems implementation
  • Ability to translate requirements into end-to-end designs for systems that involve multiple interfaces and supporting data repositories.
  • Strong customer service skills, teaming skills, and the ability to collaborate within a cross-functional team as well as the cloud service providers (AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle)
  • Cloud Certifications (Solutions Architect/DevOps/Security/ML)


  • Azure, OCI, GCP and IBM cloud certifications desired
  • Strong analysis and quality assessment skills
  • Operating Systems experience with various Linux and Windows distributions
  • Experience with SQL and databases
  • Experience migrating both custom built and enterprise apps to from on-prem to cloud.
  • Experience in debugging performance and technical issues.
  • Excellent verbal/written communications and the ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to explain technical issues clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to changing priorities
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