• Location: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3228

Position – Information Technology SME
Work Location – Bethesda, MD
Security Clearance – TS/SCI with CI Polygraph

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.

Seeking a strategic, organized, and proactive Information Technology (IT) subject matter expert (SME) and thought leader with expertise in technical areas, specializing in Cloud, Enterprise Architecture, and associated platforms and tools.
As an IT SME, you will serve as a trusted technical 
advisor to a non-technical customer who is able to call balls and strikes in meetings with other technical
personnel for the customer.

Your responsibilities will include the following:
• Providing technical expertise in creating, updating, maintaining, and visualizing software architecture to include data
• Providing technical documentation to support the architecture of the portfolio of projects to include Concept of Operations (CONOPs)
• Serving as a technical liaison with regard to system architecture that focuses on performance, availability, redundancy, data protection, and information security
• Collaborating with customers to evaluate mission drivers, identify challenges, define mitigation strategies, assess applications, develop transition plans, and develop business cases in support of Cloud and other initiatives
• Providing technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environments, high-level systems analysis, design, integration, documentation, and implementation advice on exceptionally complex problems that need extensive knowledge of the subject matter for effective implementation
• Assisting the customer with technical oversight of the Service Provider(s) for the portfolio of projects
• Providing technical leadership for the integration of IT requirements, design, and technology
• Interacting with the Government regarding Systems Engineering IT technical considerations and for associated problems, issues, or conflicts

Qualifications – Required

• Active TS/SCI with Poly
• Education and relevant experience:
o High School Diploma/GED and 12 Years
o Associate Degree and 10 Years
o Bachelor’s Degree and 8 Years
o Master’s Degree and 6 Years
o PhD and 4 Years
• 3-5 years of experience working within an IC Agency, preferably ODNI
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent oral and written skills with experience developing executive-level briefings and briefing to senior-level audiences
• Experience developing a technical baseline (requirements/architecture)
• Ability to translate customer requirements into buildable features

Qualifications – Desired
• Experience in conducting systems engineering and analytical activities utilizing structured techniques
• Experience in applying technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to solve problems
• Experience establishing and maintaining working relationship with all levels of the organization, including executive-level, senior-level, customers, users, and other peer groups

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