• Location: King George
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2660

Title: Network/Systems Engineer (Senior)
Location: Dahlgren, VA
*Clearance: *Active Secret Clearance 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.

Cornerstone Defense is seeking a Systems/Network Engineer in Dahlgren, VA. The Systems/Network Engineer is responsible for maintaining multiple computing environments by identifying network requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring network performance, and managing network configuration consistency. The Systems/Network Engineer will provide engineering, design, and implementation solutions for multiple network architectures.


  • Must have a strong background in Network switching and TCP/IP protocol analysis.
  • This position requires strong communication skills and strong technical writing capability.
  • Implement local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, & other data networks.
  • Experience with network routers and switch configuration experience. Environment includes Artysen, Cisco, Mellanox and Asante switches. 
  • Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and system performance. 
  • Perform network modeling and analysis. 
  • Define diagrams and designs for business technology initiatives. 
  • Enforce policies for standardizing systems.


  • 10+ years of experience in networking, IT, or other related fields preferred 
  • Familiarity with researching communication networks 
  • Must have strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills 
  • Strong attention to detail, good documentation skills, ability to write clear, concise project reports 
  • Ability to function with minimal instruction or supervision, or as a part of larger team reporting to formal project management 
  • CompTIA Security+ CE Certification or qualify for IAT Level II


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