• Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2186

Title: Ground Software Engineer

Clearance: No Clearance

Location: Denver, CO

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.

General Requirements:

  • Create and improve mission-planning algorithms which decide how best to utilize one or more space vehicles to perform a set of tasks given a set of constraints.
  • Improve scripted automation capabilities.
  • Develop APIs for customers to submit tasks and query data.
  • Build integrations for ground equipment such as ground antenna stations and test racks
  • Work with operators to improve the usability of the software.
  • Work with the flight software team to ensure compatibility and provide support for specialized payloads.
  • Develop management tools for our command and telemetry definitions database
  • Participate in customer review presentations.
  • Mentor more junior team members.


Required Experience:

  • 2-3 years of software engineering.
  • Full-stack web development experience. Including JavaScript and at least one back-end language.
  • Experience with SQL databases.
  • Experience with modern security practices.


Desired Experience:

  • Computer science degree.
  • React and TypeScript.
  • Strongly typed backend language, such as C# or Java.
  • Experience with multi-threaded applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Docker experience.
  • Experience with static code scanning tools and security vulnerability mitigation.
  • Familiarity with times series databases such as InfluxDB.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools and Grafana.
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