• Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2251

Title: Senior Software Engineer

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.

Duties and Tasks:

  • As part of our site team, our On-Site Senior Software Engineer will have the opportunity to gain familiarity with new tools, technologies, software applications, and our Multi-INT Analysis and Archive System (MAAS) via in-depth, hands-on training.
  • The On-Site Senior Software Engineer position requires someone with a keen ability to rapidly solve software challenges with a focus on communicating effectively with the customer, team and end users on a highly important and exciting program. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently under pressure and effectively identify, recommend and solve mission related issues when software solutions are needed. The candidate must be able to communicate and work effectively with remote, non-collocated development teams.
  • The On-Site Senior Software Engineer will support tools, applications, products, and services that involve docker containers, microservices, Nifi workflows, and various other container orchestration systems. At the direction of the government customer and the Multi-INT Analysis and Archive System (MAAS) development team, responsibilities may include front end development related to customer software solutions and efforts to create, maintain, and update new features on web pages. The candidate may also support back-end development and collaboration efforts.
  • In addition to solving ongoing operational problems, novel software solutions will be greatly valued, especially using the latest accepted software technologies. On-site software implementations and prototypes will be evaluated and migrated back into the formal software baseline at the factory.
  • The ideal candidate will have a general passion for software solutions and will possess an inquisitive mind that can quickly adapt and work independently, with teams, and with ad-hoc tasking on various applications/products.

Required Skills:

  • Front-End Software Engineering Skills:
    • Web Development/Web Frameworks (Node, React, Angular, Vue)
    • Visualization Libraries (d3)
    • PHP
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • SQL Script
    • JSON and XML parsing and creation
    • Bootstrap
    • Container orchestration/Data flow automation (Docker, microservices, Apache Nifi)
    • DevOps Engineering Skills:
      • Git
      • Search/Analytic Engines, .e.g, ELK Stack (ElasticSearch/Logstash/Kibana), Splunk, New Relic, etc.
  • Foundational Skills:
    • Detail oriented
    • Flexible and versatile enough to work on a variety of different tasks and technologies
    • Strong communication skills (across teams and customers)
    • Strong team collaboration/team player
    • Well-informed of current and future technologies
    • Problem-solver, well-versed in troubleshooting
    • Self-starter, does not need training in software engineering/computer science fundamentals

Preferred Skills:

  • Back-End Software Engineering Skills:
    • NoSQL/RDMS Database familiarity (writing efficient queries)
    • REST Service creation
    • Message Brokers (Kafka, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ)
    • JAVA
    • Spring
  • DevOps Engineering Skills:
    • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CD/CD) Pipeline experience
    • Jenkins
    • Modern IDEs (IntelliJ, Visual Studio, etc.)
  • Other Engineering Experience:
    • PKI library integration
    • Drive to pro-actively seek out customer needs, system improvements, innovative solutions
    • Agile experience
    • Organized Innovator who can recommend and efficiently implement new ways to visualize data and information with minimal impact to users/systems
    • Strong hands-on experience
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