• Location: Reston, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2815

Title: Software Developer
Location: Reston, VA
*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.

Work requirementS

  • The Contractor shall work closely with the Sponsor’s technical lead to architect, deploy, and maintain multiple, fast-turnaround capabilities used to perform various highly-visible and high-priority collection efforts.
  • The Contractor shall coordinate with multiple entities, including mission partners, to ensure capabilities and deliverables meet defined requirements and tradecraft needs.
  • The Contractor shall create and maintain collection capabilities and deliverables within the Sponsor’s Amazon Web Services environment utilizing sponsored approved AWS services.
  • The Contractor shall validate collected data to ensure it meets data format requirements.
  • The Contractor shall maintain all source code in Sponsor’s GitHub repository.
  • The Contractor shall document all source code, including how to execute the code.
  • The Contractor shall perform operations and maintenance on the collection capabilities and deliverables to adapt to changes in collection target, technologies, data formats, and naming conventions.

required skills and demonstrated experience

The Contractor shall have the following required skills, certifications and demonstrated experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with Python.
  • Demonstrated experience with geo-spatial software and programming packages and data formats.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing AWS resources, including provisioning EC2 instances, writing and deploying Lambda functions, creating and writing to S3, and managing authorization appropriately across resources with IAM policies.
  • Demonstrated experience using GitHub.


Highly Desired skills and demonstrated experience

Other skills and demonstrated experiences that are highly desired but not mandatory to perform the work, include:

  • Demonstrated experience deploying AWS applications with AWS’s Cloud Development Kit (CDK).  Ansible and Terraform are NOT a substitute for CDK.
  • Demonstrated experience building and deploying containerized applications.
  • Demonstrated experience building, programmatically working with and maintaining search engines such as ElasticSeach, Lucene, or AWS’s OpenSearch.
  • Demonstrated experience creating, programmatically working with and maintaining SQL and NO-SQL databases.
  • Demonstrated experience with other non-AWS cloud services such as, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure
  • Certification(s)
    •  AWS DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect, or SysOps Administrator.


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