• Type: Contract
  • Job #1848

Title: Data Scientist

Location: Annapolis Junction, MD


*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 Description

The Software Engineer designs, develops, tests, deploys, documents, maintains, and enhances complex and diversesoftware systems based upon documented requirements. These systems might include, but are not limited to, processing­intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real-time systems, businessmanagement information systems, and systems which incorporate data repositories, data transport services, and application and systems development and monitoring. Works individually or as part of a team. Reviews and tests softwarecomponents for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results. Resolves software problem reports.Utilizes software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment. Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Open Source Software (OSS) and/or Commercial Off­The-Shelf (COTS) Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) software in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.Experience developing in Unix. Ability to perform shell scripting. Working knowledge of Configuration Management(CM) tools and Web Services implementation.


The Level 3 Software Engineer (SWE) shall possess the following capabilities:

· Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements.

· Debug existing software and correct defects.

· Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features.

· Write or review software and system documentation.

· Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments.

· Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories.

  • Software development using languages such as C, C++, Python, Ruby, Perl, JavaScript, etc.

· Has experience with agile development processes.

· Has experience with source code control systems, such as Git.

· Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being used on any particularproject.

· Design and development of relational and non-relational database applications.

· Use of orchestration frameworks such as Spring and Kafka.

· Familiarization with queue management systems

· Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional standards.

· Develop and execute test procedures for software components.

· Develop software solutions by analyzing system perfonnance standards and conferring with users or system engineers; analyzing systems flow, data usage and work processes; and investigating problem areas.

· Modify existing software to adapt to new hardware or to improve its performance

· Design, develop, and modify software systems using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcomes and consequences of design decisions

· Java development using the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment).

· Development of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications

· Experience using collaboration and software development tools (ie. Atlassian).

· Software development using continuous integration practices

· Experience with container technologies (ie. Docker).

· Unix shell scripting

· Development of event driven or data driven analytics

· Development of cloud-based solutions and technologies.

· Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints. Perform quality control on team products.

· Recommend and implement suggestions for improving documentation and software development process standards.

· Oversee one or more software development teams and ensure the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project.

· Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements, and interfaces.

· Coordinate software installation on a system and monitor performance to ensure operational specifications are met.

· Recommend new technologies and processes for complex software projects.

· Serve as the technical lead of multiple software development teams.

· Select the software development process in coordination with the customer and system engineering.

· Ensure quality control of all developed and modified software.

· Delegate programming and testing responsibilities to one or more teams and monitor their performance.


SWE-3 Qualifications: Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college oruniversity, plus five (5) years of experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university, plus seven (7) yearsof experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity


Nine (9) years of experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.

Task Description

The contractor shall work as the lead Data Scientist working with the mission customer to perform Machine Learning exploratory data analysis on raw data to clean, enrich, transform and convert the raw data into the required format to solve a wide-breadth of CASA problems.

Additional tasking shall include executing Machine Learning analytical experiments and implementing analytical models into production by collaborating with software developers and machine learning engineers. The contractor must have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate analytic solutions to stakeholders and implement improvements as needed to operational systems.


Task Required Skills

  • Experience using the Unix command line
  • Experience writing scripts using Bash
  • Experience developing with multiple programming languages such as C++ and Python in a Unix computing environment
  • Experience with various Machine Learning tools, packages, and libraries such as TensorFlow
  • Experience with Jupyter Notebooks
  • Experience designing data modeling processes to create algorithms and predictive models to perform custom analysis
  • Experience processing and manipulating Big Data to identify trends and determine meaningful solutions
  • Experience with SQL technologies such as PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Experience with noSQL technologies such as MongoDB and Elasticsearch


Task Desired Skills

  • Familiar with containerization technologies such as Docker
  • Familiar with container orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes
  • Familiar with KubeFlow
  • Experience with the Atlassian Suite of Tools (JIRA, Confluence)
  • Experience with Git


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