• Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1933

Title: Cloud/Ops Platform Engineer

Location:  Crystal City, VA

*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.

Technology Stack:

  • AWS Services – services including VPC/networking, EC2, S3, RDS and Lambda
  • AWS Automation – AWS CloudFormation would be preferred, Ansible is nice to have, other systems such as Terraform are welcome. Must be able to speak to the code they have written to perform automations.
  • Linux Administration — CentOS/RHEL preferred, must be comfortable on the command line.

Technology “Buzz Words”:

  • CI/CD – Experience with Gitlab is preferred
  • Source Control – experience with infrastructure as code, checked into source control (Git is preferred)
  • Artifactory
  • Cross domain solutions
  • Splunk
  • ELK or Elasticsearch
  • Containerization (docker/Kubernetes)

Day to Day:

  • This role requires solid communications both customer facing and as part of a team
  • This role requires the ability to document repeatable processes and following existing team processes
  • This application is a critical mission system, supporting thousands of online users. The role requires experience supporting critical apps.
  • Must be willing to be on site per customer requirements. Currently this is 2 days a week (40%) and might increase going forward.
  • Although not frequent, this role might have an operational component requiring after hours support as the systems are part of a critical mission.

Role Preferences:

  • Agile, SharePoint, Jira and Confluence would be helpful.


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