• Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2249

Title: Engineering Site Lead

Location: Tysons, 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.

The Engineering Site Lead is an experienced systems engineer and technical leader with exceptional multi-tasking skills to tackle challenges across systems, processes, and agile teams that support mission operations.
As part of our site team you will:

  • lead efforts in requirement gathering by interacting with customers
  • lead multi-faceted engineers in supporting critical 24/7 system operations
  • lead prioritizing of development, testing, troubleshooting, and delivery activities for end-to-end system performance validation efforts with a focus on communicating effectively with customers, team members, and end users in a 24/7 operational environment

Key Experience and Skills Required:

  • Planning, delegating, driving technical efforts to completion
  • JIRA, Agile experience, backlog grooming and prioritization
  • Flexibility and versatility to work on a variety of different tasks and technologies
  • Understanding and communicating technical strategies to inform development efforts
  • Proactive identification and prioritization of system improvements and innovations that move technical solutions forward
  • Deploying and implementing solutions from factory to ops with minimal impact to users/systems
  • System testing, troubleshooting, demos to inform the development cycle
  • Supporting daily/weekly group and leadership meetings
  • Experience with resolving ad hoc and/or urgent tasks involving multiple stakeholders
  • Use case and SOP development
  • Requirements Elicitation and facilitating agreements between customers

Key Foundational Skills:

  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills (across teams and customers)
  • Excellent team collaboration/team player
  • Well-informed of current and future technologies
  • Self-starter, problem-solver, well-versed in troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of software engineering/computer science fundamentals
  • Strong understanding and application of engineering principles, practices, and standards
  • Ability to multitask and sustain multiple operational systems simultaneously based on current operational needs

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Containerization, Apache Nifi, microservices architecture deployment strategies
  • Strong background supporting intelligence and FMV operations
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CD/CD) Pipeline experience
  • Knowledge of the imagery exploitation lifecycle, and various imagery systems
  • Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields
  • Linux administration
  • Familiarity with Kibana
  • Experience as a technical liaison between various stakeholders
  • Experience aligning business needs, technical needs, and mission needs
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