VMWare Systems Administrator
TS/SCI w/Polygraph
Laurel MD
*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.

(U) The Sponsor provides the design, analysis, development, implementation and integration of secure and reliable computer applications and services that are essential to the Sponsor mission.  The work may be performed independently or within a team environment. The Sponsor needs skills in concept development (JIRA, Bitbucket, Bamboo) and execution while managing a moderate to heavy workload. The Sponsor maintains a virtual machine infrastructure comprised of several virtual environments and virtual machines.  This includes installing, upgrading, patching, and maintenance on hosts (hypervisors) that contain virtual machines, and any virtualization hardware and software necessary to operate and maintain the virtual infrastructure. 
Ideal candidate is a VMWare SME level Systems Administrator, ready to hit the ground running on day one.
Location: Laurel, MD

Candidate Name  
Labor Category Systems Administrator
Skill Level  
Company  
Rate (Inclusive of Fee)  
Degree  
Discipline  
Relevant Experience  
Years of Experience in IC  
Required Skills and Demonstrated Experience # of Years of Experience
Demonstrated experience with VMware vSphere (vCenter and ESXi) experience support multi-site environments  
Demonstrated experience with VMware Horizon VDI experience supporting a geographically disperse enterprise with a mix of persistent and instant clone desktops  
Demonstrated experience in creating Microsoft Windows golden images  
Demonstrated experience with HP thin clients and HP Device Manager (HPDM)  
Demonstrated experience VMware App Volume experience to include application capturing and trouble shooting  
Demonstrated experience with VMware Unified Access Gateway  
Demonstrated experience in capacity planning for geographically distributed enterprise level systems  
Demonstrated experience in converting customer requirements into a technical plan  
Demonstrated experience with the full life cycle of system development  
Demonstrated experience working with PKI certificates and keys  
Demonstrated experience with understanding features and administrative responsibilities for maintaining the health, scalability, manageability, and security for the Atlassian applications and plugins using Data Center  
Demonstrated experience knowing all aspects of project workflows, security, permission, fields, and notifications  
Demonstrated experience with administering the following applications/plugins

  • Jira Service Management
  • Jira Software
  • Confluence
 
Demonstrated experience with administering the following applications/plugins

  • Bitbucket
  • Bamboo
  • Fisheye/Crucible
  • Crowd
  • Insight/Assets  
 
Demonstrated experience to gather and translate business requirements into Jira projects and dashboards  
Demonstrated experience to adapt to new situations and priorities  
Demonstrated experience with effective communication skills  
Demonstrated experience with agile software development processes  
Demonstrated experience to use Linux for application upgrades and troubleshoot service disruptions  
Demonstrated experience to use JavaScript to enhance automation of Jira projects  
Demonstrated experience with general troubleshooting skills in Linux, and Puppet  
Desired Skills and Demonstrated Experience # of Years of Experience
Demonstrated experience with basic understanding of network communications  
Demonstrated experience with basic understanding of enterprise storage technology, specifically Network Attached Storage (NAS) via Network File System (NFS)  
Demonstrated experience maintaining a VMware or Hyper-V infrastructure  
Demonstrated experience with basic understanding of Linux commands  
Demonstrated experience of basic understanding of Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy Objects (GPO)  
Demonstrated experience with VMware PowerCLI using Microsoft PowerShell  
Demonstrated experience understanding basics of project management to include understanding resource planning for technical projects  
Demonstrated experience creating end user, admin, and system documentation  
Certifications:

  • Atlassian Certification 
  • Microsoft Certifications 
  • Cisco Network Certifications 
  • Linux Certifications 
  • VMware Certifications 
  • ITIL certifications 
  • Cloudera Certified Administrator 
  • Jira Administration for Data Center & Server (SCP-100)
  • Jira Essentials with Agile Mindset
  • Confluence Administration Data Center
 

 

Title: Systems Engineer
Location: Laurel, MD
*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.
 

Sponsor Platform Hosting or Cloud Instance:

  1. Deploys, operates and maintains web services within Sponsor platform hosting or cloud environments. Infrastructure system administration support by monitoring application usage and vulnerability patching.
 
Script Programming:

  1. Atlassian jQuery.
 
 Web Application Programming:

  1. Develop Atlassian web user interfaces and experience with, or knowledge of additional web UI frameworks.
 
Communications/Visual Media:

  1. Designs, develops engaging and targeted content and messages on digital platforms. Uses Atlassian Suite. Deliver appropriate corporate messages to internal audiences.  Web content creation skills to support Jira, Confluence, etc. and integration with Corporate SharePoint websites.
 

 

REQUIRED and DESIRED SKILLS – Please provide Years of Experience & Brief write up demonstrating hands on experience with each tool or skill listed
ystems Engineering:

  1. Understand features and administrative responsibilities for maintaining the health, scalability, manageability, and security for the Atlassian applications and plugins using Data Center
  2. Know all aspects of project workflows, security, permission, fields, and notifications.
  3. Demonstrated experience and understanding of the Atlassian Architecture and Suite of software products to include all: Bamboo, Bitbucket, Confluence, Crowd, Fisheye/Crucible, Jira Service Management, Jira Software, and Insight/Assets.
  4. Demonstrated experience administering the Atlassian Suite, writing JQL (JIRA Query Language), constructing Confluence pages, performing installations and migrations, and working with JIRA filters, reporting, dashboards, workflows, fields, administration, 3rd party add-ons, etc.
  5. Demonstrated experience using puppet or other software configuration management tool.
  6. Demonstrated experience managing Linux/Unix system patches.
  7. Demonstrated experience using Linux for application upgrades and troubleshoot service disruptions
  8. Demonstrated experience helping teams improve their utilization of existing tools across a diverse set of processes including intake, backlog grooming, sprint and release planning, test planning and execution, incident management, and problem management.
  9. Demonstrated experience providing process and tools training for both individual users as well as new or established agile teams of varying degrees of size and maturity.
  10. Demonstrated experience developing valuable metrics, able to gather and translate business requirements inti Jira projects and dashboards, and advanced filters for end-users and business leadership.
  11. Demonstrated experience documenting processes and standard operating procedures.
  12. Demonstrated experience with agile software development processes
  13. Demonstrated experience using VCenter and VM administration
  14. Demonstrated experience using JavaScript to enhance automation of Jira projects
 
Desired Skills:

  1. Demonstrated experience with or understanding of authentication and authorization fundamentals in Sponsor’s IT environment.
  2. Demonstrated experience with web application development.
  3. Demonstrated experience maintaining a VMware or Hyper-V infrastructure.
  4. Demonstrated experience with Windows Operating Systems.
  5. Demonstrated experience or familiarity with Server/RAID.
  6. Demonstrated programming experience in bash, ruby, or python.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of authentication and authorization fundamentals within the Sponsor or Sponsor’s partner’s network.
  8. Demonstrated on-the-job experience in identifying, integrating and implementing technology-enabled solutions and industry-best practices for the Sponsor.
  9. Demonstrated on-the-job experience supporting and managing a Hadoop environment.
  10. Certifications:

Atlassian Certification
Microsoft Certifications
Cisco Network Certifications
Linux Certifications
VMware Certifications
ITIL certifications
Cloudera Certified Administrator
Jira Administration for Data Center and Server (SCP-100)
Jira Essentials with Agile Mindset
Confluence Administration Data Center
 

 

 

Title: Systems Administrator
Location: Laurel, MD
*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.
 

Required Skills and Demonstrated Experience
Demonstrated experience with VMware vSphere (vCenter and ESXi) experience support multi-site environments
Demonstrated experience with VMware Horizon VDI experience supporting a geographically disperse enterprise with a mix of persistent and instant clone desktops
Demonstrated experience in creating Microsoft Windows golden images
Demonstrated experience with HP thin clients and HP Device Manager (HPDM)
Demonstrated experience VMware App Volume experience to include application capturing and trouble shooting
Demonstrated experience with VMware Unified Access Gateway
Demonstrated experience in capacity planning for geographically distributed enterprise level systems
Demonstrated experience in converting customer requirements into a technical plan
Demonstrated experience with the full life cycle of system development
Demonstrated experience working with PKI certificates and keys
Demonstrated experience with understanding features and administrative responsibilities for maintaining the health, scalability, manageability, and security for the Atlassian applications and plugins using Data Center
Demonstrated experience knowing all aspects of project workflows, security, permission, fields, and notifications
Demonstrated experience with administering the following applications/plugins

  • Jira Service Management
  • Jira Software
  • Confluence
Demonstrated experience with administering the following applications/plugins

  • Bitbucket
  • Bamboo
  • Fisheye/Crucible
  • Crowd
  • Insight/Assets  
Demonstrated experience to gather and translate business requirements into Jira projects and dashboards
Demonstrated experience to adapt to new situations and priorities
Demonstrated experience with effective communication skills
Demonstrated experience with agile software development processes
Demonstrated experience to use Linux for application upgrades and troubleshoot service disruptions
Demonstrated experience to use JavaScript to enhance automation of Jira projects
Demonstrated experience with general troubleshooting skills in Linux, and Puppet
Desired Skills and Demonstrated Experience
Demonstrated experience with basic understanding of network communications
Demonstrated experience with basic understanding of enterprise storage technology, specifically Network Attached Storage (NAS) via Network File System (NFS)
Demonstrated experience maintaining a VMware or Hyper-V infrastructure
Demonstrated experience with basic understanding of Linux commands
Demonstrated experience of basic understanding of Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy Objects (GPO)
Demonstrated experience with VMware PowerCLI using Microsoft PowerShell
Demonstrated experience understanding basics of project management to include understanding resource planning for technical projects
Demonstrated experience creating end user, admin, and system documentation
Certifications:

  • Atlassian Certification 
  • Microsoft Certifications 
  • Cisco Network Certifications 
  • Linux Certifications 
  • VMware Certifications 
  • ITIL certifications 
  • Cloudera Certified Administrator 
  • Jira Administration for Data Center & Server (SCP-100)
  • Jira Essentials with Agile Mindset
  • Confluence Administration Data Center

Title: Database Engineer (DE) Skill Level 2
Location: Laurel, MD
*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.

Join a team introducing emerging technologies for enterprise-wide impact on daily operations.

Shape and lead new development efforts, starting from the ground up.

Engage with key stakeholders, including in a project with high visibility across the enterprise.

Opportunities expand as the technology you implement is adopted across different directorates.

Work on a team developing a series of applications that are certified, trusted sources of mission-critical data for decision-making across the enterprise. 

Design, build, and maintain databases based on simple requirements.

Support UX, middleware and backend database development efforts by collaborating with developers to define and implement technical designs that meet project requirements.

Have frequent interactions with customers to gather input and feedback.

Maintain and optimize Oracle databases to ensure their reliability, security, and performance. 

Monitor database health and performance, addressing any issues promptly. 

Work in an agile, fast-paced team, creatively solving customer requirement challenges.

Operate with a high degree of independence and initiative, even with limited technical direction.
Oracle 
Kubernetes 
JavaScript
Docker 
Node.js 
Express 
Angular JS 
Linux 
Selenium 
JIRA 
Confluence  

Familiarity with AWS RDS

Familiarity with database administrative tasks such as backups, database migrations and cloning and restoring (preferably using AWS RDS)

Knowledge of PL/SQL

Familiarity with SQL Developer session/sql monitoring tools

Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite

Experience working with Git for configuration management

Experience working with the JSON format 

A bachelor’s degree and five (5) years' experience as a Database Engineer in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Ten (10) years of experience required In lieu of bachelor’s degree.

Experience designing, building, and maintaining a database from simple requirements

Oracle SQL experience and knowledge in areas such as creating tables, SQL queries using unions, joins (inner/outer), complex queries and views

Familiarity with Oracle Row Level Security 

Experience with data ETL 

 

Title: Database Administrator (DBA) Skill Level 2
Location: Laurel, MD
*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.

Join a team introducing emerging technologies for enterprise-wide impact on daily operations.

Shape and lead new development efforts, starting from the ground up.

Engage with key stakeholders, including in a project with high visibility across the enterprise.

Opportunities expand as the technology you implement is adopted across different directorates.

Work on a team developing a series of applications that are certified, trusted sources of mission-critical data for decision-making across the enterprise. 

Design, build, and maintain databases based on simple requirements.

Support UX, middleware and backend database development efforts by collaborating with developers to define and implement technical designs that meet project requirements.

Have frequent interactions with customers to gather input and feedback.

Maintain and optimize Oracle databases to ensure their reliability, security, and performance. 

Monitor database health and performance, addressing any issues promptly. 

Work in an agile, fast-paced team, creatively solving customer requirement challenges.

Operate with a high degree of independence and initiative, even with limited technical direction.
Oracle 
Kubernetes 
JavaScript
Docker 
Node.js 
Express 
Angular JS 
Linux 
Selenium 
JIRA 
Confluence  

Familiarity with AWS RDS

Familiarity with database administrative tasks such as backups, database migrations and cloning and restoring (preferably using AWS RDS)

Knowledge of PL/SQL

Familiarity with SQL Developer session/sql monitoring tools

Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite

Experience working with Git for configuration management

Experience working with the JSON format 

A bachelor’s degree and five (5) years' experience as a Database Engineer in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Ten (10) years of experience required In lieu of bachelor’s degree.

Experience designing, building, and maintaining a database from simple requirements

Oracle SQL experience and knowledge in areas such as creating tables, SQL queries using unions, joins (inner/outer), complex queries and views

Familiarity with Oracle Row Level Security 

Experience with data ETL 
 

Title: Sustainment Software Engineer Skill Level 1
Location: Laurel, MD
*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.
 

The selected candidate will augment the existing team providing full life cycle support to the Human Resource Applications and Services organization. A successful candidate will be comfortable working in a team environment, collaborating with other developers and having frequent interaction with customers. This position will require working in a fast-paced team and a willingness to take on challenges to creatively solve customer requirement problem sets. The role requires a self-motivated individual that will support new development work as well as sustainment activities to Human Resource applications.

Key Technologies
• JavaScript Framework (Angular, Vue, React)
• Linux
• Windows
• GitLab
• Jira/Confluence

 

 

• Experience creating and consuming RESTful endpoints
• Experience setting up and maintaining Linux environments
• Working knowledge of accessibility standards (ADA Section508 compliance)
• Experience with GitLab
• Experience with GitLab runners for continuous Integration
• Experience with automated integration and unit testing scripts
• Experience with Agile methodologies

 

· Three (3) years of experience in software development/ engineering in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.
· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or related discipline. Four (4) years of additional software development experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
· Experience with JavaScript Framework (Angular, Vue, React)
· Full Stack Development experience
· Willingness to learn modern technologies
· Working understanding on SQL and/or NoSQL databases

 

Title: Sustainment Software Engineer Skill Level 1
Location: Laurel, MD
*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.

• Join a team providing Life Cycle Sustainment (LCS) and modernization activities for an enterprise Integrated Workspace Management System (IWMS) that provides infrastructure and facilities management solutions to critical missions.
• The candidate must be a strong senior developer that is comfortable learning a COTS product and developing subject matter expertise, tackling challenges sometimes without a lot of guidance or information, and collaborating in a fast-paced, highly visible team environment.
• The primary responsibilities of this role require maintaining and enhancing complex operational software systems, interacting with Government project leadership on priorities, developing task estimates, and providing input to Government roadmaps.
• Other activities include conducting upgrades, debugging existing software and correcting defects; integrating existing software into new or modified systems and operating environments; investigating and analyzing user problems and identifying potential solutions.

• Experience closely collaborating with the Government customer
•      Proficiency in programming languages such as SQL, Java, JavaScript, or others commonly used in Archibus development.
•     Strong database skills, Knowledge of databases like Oracle, SQL Server, or PostgreSQL would be beneficial.
• Experience managing systems hosted in virtual environments such as AWS
• Experience with agile development methodologies
• Experience the with the Atlassian Tool Suite including Confluence & Jira
• Experience with Archibus and Integrated Workplace Management System

• TS/SCI with Polygraph
• A bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in software development/engineering. Seven (7) years of software development experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
• Experience with JavaScript and SQL
• Understanding of Linux server environment
• Willingness to embrace challenges and seek to become an expert in the products
• Experience with COTs integration
• Experience developing and updating technical documentation 
• Skilled in problem solving and troubleshooting computer systems and software

 

 

 

Title: Sustainment Software Engineer Skill Level 2
Location: Laurel, MD
*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.
 

Ability to telework one day a week in this position. Join a team of innovative developers that are responsible for providing a new modernized collaboration and business process solution to facilitate information exchange between various DOD and Industry Partners.

Primary responsibility will be providing application development and production support. The end product will be an automated solution to register and track information vital to the enterprise.

Engage with the customer throughout the development process, elicit requirements, troubleshoot technical issues and ensure timely delivery of the solution.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to translate design concepts into a final product.

The position will require working in a fast-paced team in an agile environment and a willingness to take on challenges to creatively solve customer requirement problem sets.

The opportunity to telework one day a week is offered for this effort.
Key Technologies:
React
Bootstrap
Linux
Git
JIRA
Confluence

 

Experience with GitLab

Experience with Agile methodologies

Working knowledge of accessibility standards (ADA Section508 compliance)

UX (User Experience) or UI (User Interface) design experience can benefit the candidate

 

 

A bachelor's degree in a technical discipline and six (6) years of experience in software development/engineering. Ten (10) years of experience in software development/engineering may be substituted in lieu of a degree. 

Experience with one of the following JavaScript or CSS frameworks: React, Bootstrap, with the willingness and ability to pivot to one of the others.

Working understanding of SQL and/or NoSQL databases

 

iOS-Savvy Reverse Engineer

Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph
Location: R&E

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World
 

Job Description:

Are you looking to make great use of your iOS reverse engineering (RE) and vulnerability research (VR) skills, while continuing to sharpen them? If you're hungry to support an amazing mission, work as a team to leverage your skills to make a difference, and learn from / collaborate with our existing iOS development access / reverse engineering subject matter experts, we have the perfect position for you, please keep reading….

You'll get the opportunity to do RE, VR, and prototype development to support a critical customer mission and develop much needed capabilities. You'll get to work at the customer site, integrated into the customer's team which includes several subject matter experts, learning from their mentorship to grow your skills and support our customer's mission. Your iOS and CNO skills will be stretched to the limit as you utilize your creativity to discover new solutions to problems, implement capabilities, and help better protect our country.

Required Qualifications:
– 5+ years of software engineering / reverse engineering / vulnerability research experience (or 3 years experience + a Masters)
– Experience with Reverse Engineering
– Experience with Vulnerability Research
– Experience with iOS development / analysis

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph