• Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2142

Title: Senior Software Engineer
Top Secret, SCI obtainable within 24 months
Location: Scottsdale, AZ


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.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with creative talent who is ready to take on the challenge of software requirements analysis, lead research and design, and develop and test software and tools. From inventing new products or enhancing existing applications, your talent and leadership abilities will be front and center. Our team works closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. Please keep reading…


  • Develops and maintains web applications and database systems
  • Develops, implements, installs, tests, modifies systems, software, and equipment
  • Supports internal engineering tools through maintenance, upgrades, performance, analysis and improvements
  • Designs, develops, analyzes, troubleshoots, and provides technical skills during research and/or product development of software applications
  • Develops test plans and preventative maintenance programs
  • Performs technical activities which impact the proposal, system level design, detail design and manufacture of advanced electronics systems
  • Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operational budgets and schedules, and manpower requirements
  • Establishes work methodology and sequence to gather and organize data for review with appropriate engineer(s) in support of project
  • Gathers and organizes data for review with appropriate engineer(s) in support of project extract/transforms data from multiple systems/tools to produce a deliverable report/SDRLs for customer approvals
  • Maintains records, compiles reports, graphs, charts and related data in support of projects
  • Prepares briefings and presents to executive management and stakeholders
  • Regular communication with internal customers and external vendors

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related field or equivalent experience, plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
  • Agile experience preferred

Desired Qualifications:

  • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate a highly proficient degree of skill and innovation in resolving issues within defined area of responsibility
  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly
  • Proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments
  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgement, and professionally executes projects with little direction
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