• Location: McLean, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2834

Title: Software Engineer
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.

The Sponsor seeks software engineering and development support to create custom applications, scripts, or solutions in support of requirements for analysis on high priority intelligence issues. Software solutions experts will create custom tool sets; custom software, data extract, transform and load solutions for a wide variety of datasets and deliver those solutions via various infrastructure configurations such as on cloud infrastructure, on-premises-and-cloud hybrid infrastructure, or on local infrastructure.  The Sponsor requires a highly skilled Software Developer that will use coding best practices and adhere to security requirements to develop innovative user interface designs in response to analyst, user analyses, product innovation, technology, and business needs. The Software Developer will support or create databases to connect to applications, as necessary. The individual in this role will ensure user interface guidelines and standards are followed during the development and maintenance of the product. The individual will present design concepts and negotiate with stakeholders to arrive at a design that supports both the business need and a strong user experience. The will conduct and participate in product usability tests. The Software Developer will communicate and work effectively with cross-functional team members including but not limited to analysts, data scientists, management, project managers, and software solutions integrators. The technical professional will  maintain existing applications or developed applications per required enterprise or local requirements such as patching or other updates or upgrades. They will create or maintain documentation on technical solutions to include architecture diagrams, minimum viable product templates, user guides, user or functional testing instructions, quick references, development framework guides, APIs, and documentation related to technical solutions developed.

1. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with setting up and maintaining Cloud based DevOps functionality.
2. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with Java, JavaScript, Python or similar development languages and associated frameworks for applications development such as Flask, ReactJS or similar.
3. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience working with data in, and developing applications with, Sql and NoSQL databases.
4. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience documenting system design and architecture.
5. (Mandatory) Demonstrated strong coordination and collaboration skills with ability to work successfully across organizational boundaries.
6. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with performance tuning, monitoring, troubleshooting and de-bugging applications and services.
7. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience developing, deploying and maintaining containerized applications and databases.
8. (Desired) Demonstrated experience with the Sponsor’s deployment of AWS, experience deploying applications within the Sponsor’s environment.
9. (Desired) Demonstrated experience working in an Agile software development cycle.
10. (Desired) Demonstrated experience with Sql and NoSQL databases.
11. (Desired) Demonstrated experience with geospatial data, visualization, and relevant analytic methods and tools.
12. (Desired) Demonstrated experience manipulating large datasets.
13. (Desired) Demonstrated experience with open source data engineering tools and processes.


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