• Location: McLean, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3087

Title: Software Developer (Systems Software)
Location: McLean, 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.


Customer Labor Category: Software Developer (Systems Software) – –
Customer Skill Level(s): Expert
Position Description: ***NOTE: Focus of the applications and software solutions will be to deliver AL/ML capabilities to analysts. Customer emphasis on the following:
– Demonstrated experience using Python, Javascript, SQL, and Git
– Demonstrated experience operating in cloud environment and leveraging cloud resources to develop software solutins.
– Demonstrated experience designing and deploying software systems for intelligence analysts, displaying a deep understanding of how to fill all of the front-end and back-end parts together.
– Demonstrated experience in data visualization.
– Any particular experience working with cloud-based GPU resources and applications involving AI models such as large language models or computer vision models would be highly desirable.
Full Stack Software Development
• Demonstrated professional experience in the development, customization, and use of developing applications for intelligence analysis.
• Demonstrated professional experience using Python, JavaScript, and PostgreSQL stack.
• Demonstrated experience with CSS, HTML, or web based development.
• Demonstrated professional experience using containerization such as Docker or developing and deploying containerized applications and databases.
• Demonstrated experience with user-centered design principles and practices, web standards, typography and color, and web usability standards.
• Demonstrated experience using Git for versioning.
• Demonstrated experience developing algorithms to support graph theory-based methods.
• Demonstrated experience with Full Stack Development in Sponsor’s cloud environment.
• Demonstrated familiarity with the Sponsor’s data environment.
• Demonstrated experience working in a Sponsor analytic mission area, specifically involving research on analyst user needs.
• Demonstrated experience organizing and structuring solutions to complex problems.
• Demonstrated strong coordination and collaboration skills.
The Contractor Team shall perform activities related to Full Stack Development in Sponsor’s cloud environment.
The Contractor Team shall complete all steps in the product-design process from conceptualization, detailed user interface, functional design, through implementation and usability review.
The Contractor Team shall develop innovative user-interface designs in response to marketing requirements, user analyses, product innovation, technology, and business needs.
The Contractor Team shall develop conceptual models, workflows, design prototypes, and user-interface specifications.
The Contractor Team shall ensure user-interface guidelines and standards are followed during the development and maintenance of the product.
The Contractor Team shall conduct or participate in product usability tests.
The Contractor Team shall communicate and work effectively with cross-functional team members.


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