• Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2805

Title: Software Engineer
Location: Herndon, 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.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills :
We are looking for experienced Software Engineers to join our technology-based program supporting a key Government customer. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s or master’s Degree and a minimum of eleven (11) years related experience in the following areas:

Senior Software Developer / Systems Engineer responsible for the automated provisioning of physical and AWS servers, utilizing existing COTs products (Service Now). This position requires a person with knowledge of ServiceNow and its use as an automated provisioning mechanism to provision multiple cloud service provider’s servers including Azure and AWS Windows and Linux AMIs.  A successful candidate should have extensive scripting knowledge and capabilities specifically related to PowerShell, Power-CLI, JavaScript, Python, Perl Scripts, and Bash Shell scripting. 
Deep understanding/experience in Cloud technologies (AWS, MS Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle cloud)
Use cloud knowledge/experience to recommend cloud solutions, based on customer/system requirements
Ability to provide analytical and technical support, installation, repair, and troubleshooting in cloud services
Provide cloud guidance and technical support to customers interested in working in a multi-cloud environment
Develop Web-based UIs
Implement Web apps and support services
Linux Experience
System automation
Experience developing Service Now applications
Extensive JavaScript experience

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills :
IT system automation to include artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)
Experience with automated testing
Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
Automation tools (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, etc.)
Knowledge of Security Development Operations (SecDevOps) on iterative development projects
Cloud design, implementation, and configuration
Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code
Knowledge of Agile development principles.
Knowledge of modern software languages (e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Python, Perl, etc.)


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