• Type: Contract
  • Job #2703

Cloud Engineer
Chantilly, VA or Springfield, VA
*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *
Company Overview:
Cornerstone Defense is the Employer of Choice within the Intelligence, Defense, and Space communities of the U.S. Government.  Realizing early on that our most prized assets are our employees, we continually focus our attention on improving the overall work/life experience they have supporting the mission.  Our Team is pushed every day to use their industry leading knowledge to provide end-to-end solutions to combat our nation’s toughest and most secure problems.  If you are looking for a place to not only be professionally challenged, but encouraged and supported by a company that cares, don’t look any further than Cornerstone Defense.


  • Serve as part of an Agile team responsible for designing, implementing, and managing cloud-based systems for the Sponsor.
  • Develop and implement cloud applications, migrate existing on-premise applications to the cloud, and debug cloud stacks.
  • Support a multi-cloud environment migration of mission critical systems.
  • Advise mission users on utilizing cloud-based IT systems.
  • Provide support for development in, or transition to the cloud.
  • Responsible for the implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of cloud environments.
  • Provide 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.
  • Provide 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.
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer, or product requirements into cloud solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Required Skills:

  • 9+ years of experience in a cloud and/or hybrid environment. 
  • 9+ years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following activities: 
    IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services (e.g., compute, storage, network, security, administration, automation, application services, and databases) in either native cloud or hybrid cloud environments.

    • Developing and deploying cloud solutions to AWS, Azure, Google, GCP, IBM Cloud, and/or OCI.
    • Building and deploying systems in the cloud utilizing CI/CD frameworks and infrastructure automation. 
    • Large-scale data architecture, data modeling, database design, and information systems implementation.
  • Strong customer service skills, teaming skills, and the ability to collaborate within a cross-functional team, as well as the CSPs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Certification(s) in one or more of the following CSPs: AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM Cloud, and/or OCI.
  • Strong analysis and quality assessment skills.
  • Experience with various Linux and Microsoft Windows OSs distributions.
  • Experience with Structured Query Language (SQL) and databases.
  • Experience migrating both custom built and enterprise apps to, and from on-prem to cloud.


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