• Location: Annapolis Junction , Maryland
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1652

Title: Cloud Software Engineer  

Location: Columbia, Maryland 

*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 satellite, launch and cyber technologies.  Cornerstone’s Cyber Sector is responsible for the support and the development of products that provide solutions to computer network operations to include exploitation, defense, signals intelligence, and information technology missions.  Agencies supported by the Cornerstone’s Cyber Sector include the National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and several commercial entities. 


Daily tasking will include identifying relevant data sets and working with mission analysts to create analytics within the customer's cloud environment to discover, enhance, capture and counter cyber activity. Currently analytics are developed in Java using MapReduce, python and Pig. 

Required Skills/Qualifications: 

A Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline may be substituted for four (4) years of general experience. 

Shall have at least five (5) years of general experience in software development/engineering, including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution.  

Shall have at least three (3) years of experience developing software with high level languages such as Java, C, C++.  

Shall have at least two (2) years of experience with distributed scalable Big Data Store (NoSQL) such as HBase, Cloud Base/Accumulo, Big Table, etc., as well as two (2) years of experience with the Map Reduce programming model, the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, etc.  

Shall have demonstrated work experience with Serialization such as JSON and/or BSON  

Shall have demonstrated work experience with developing restful services, Ruby on Rails framework, LDAP protocol configuration management and cluster performance management (e.g. Nagios)  

Shall have at least three (3) years of experience developing software in UNIX/Linux (Red Hat versions 3-5+) operating systems.  

Shall have demonstrated work experience in the design and development of at least one Object Oriented System  

Shall have demonstrated work experience developing solutions integrating and extending FOSS/COTS products.  

Shall have at least three (3) years of experience in software integration and software testing, to include developing and implementing test plans and test scripts.  

Shall have demonstrated technical writing skills and shall have generated technical documents in support of a software development project  

Shall have demonstrated work experience with Source Code Management {e.g. Git, Stash, or Subversion, etc.).  

Security+ or equivalent certification required before start date.  

Will have demonstrated experience, work or college level courses, in at least two (2) of the desired characteristics:  

1. Experience deploying applications in a cloud environment.  

2. Understanding of Cloud Scalability  

3. Hadoop/Cloud Certification  

4. Experience designing and developing automated analytic software, techniques, and algorithms  

5. Experience with taxonomy construction for analytic disciplines, knowledge areas and skills.  

6. Experience developing and deploying: data driven analytics; event driven analytics; sets of analytics orchestrated through rules engines  

7. Experience with linguistics (grammar, morphology, concepts).  

8. Experience developing and deploying analytics that discover and exploit social networks.  

9. Experience documenting ontologies, data models, schemas, formats, data element dictionaries, software application program interfaces and other technical specifications.  

10. Experience developing and deploying analytics within a heterogeneous schema environment 

Job ID: 9-007 

Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornerstone Defense is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for all employees and to upholding diversity in our recruiting and hiring processes. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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