• Location: Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3146

Title: Cyber Security Engineer
*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.

  • The Cybersecurity Engineer is a specialized field of system engineering that integrates cybersecurity requirements, engineering principles, and system design standards to ensure the architecture for DoD weapons systems, communications platforms, and information remains secure.
  • You will use your systems engineering expertise review and assess of a wide range of complex weapon systems to identify technical risks within the system's cybersecurity posture.
  • You will work with the system owner to develop and recommend appropriate mitigations to manage cybersecurity risks. Responsible for reviewing and assessing cybersecurity architectures across a variety of applications or domains for systems with large size, complexity, and risk.
  • Partner with the DoD customers building these systems to guide them and to help them understand the cybersecurity trade space.


  • 5 years experience as a Cybersecurity Engineer on programs of similar scope / size. BS in Computer Science, System Engineering, or related STEM discipline OR
  • 3 years experience as a Cybersecurity Engineer on programs of similar scope / size with MS in Computer Science, System Engineering, or related discipline OR
  • 1 year as a Cybersecurity Engineer on programs of similar scope/size with a PhD or JD degree
  • An ACTIVE TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph required

Required Certifications

  • CompTIA Security + (required)
  • One of more of the following (required) or within 6 months of start on contract: CPTE, CEH, CISA, CISSP

Location: FANX
Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Cybersecurity best practices and Threat-based Cybersecurity frameworks
  • Experience providing system security engineering guidance for DoD customers
  • Familiar with system authorization process and necessary security artifacts


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