• Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2840

Title: DevOps Systems Engineer
Location: Herndon, 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.

  • Work directly with the DevOps team and Senior DevOps manager to understand system deployment and installation processes.
  • Manage all computer systems and oversee the daily performance, keeping an eye out for issues and inefficiencies.
  • Respond to user issues, answering inquiries and resolving more complicated issues firsthand.
  • Maintain records of system performance, combining raw information into a useful and beneficial performance report for monthly board meetings.
  • Create training material whenever new recruits are hired to explain the correct and most efficient way to operate the implemented systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

  • Must hold an Active TS/SCI with polygraph ONLY, all others need not apply.
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment for a matrixed organization.
  • Experience with Microsoft operating systems/Windows environments.
  • Experience with AWS deployments.
  • Previous experience with software development, infrastructure development, development and operations or working in an IT department.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Proven ability to communicate technical details to a non-technical audience.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong team player that is willing to help other team members at all times.

Desired Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Lifecycle or commercial contracting.
  • Knowledge of Federal financial systems or commercial accounting.
  • Experience with Federal government contracting and/or program office organizations business processes.


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