Title: Software Engineer Location: Annapolis Junction, MD *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.
LCAT Description: The Software Engineer designs, develops, tests, deploys, documents, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems based upon documented requirements. These systems might include, but are not limited to, processing intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real-time systems, business management information systems, and systems which incorporate data repositories, data transport services, and application and systems development and monitoring. Works individually or as part of a team. Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results. Resolves software problem reports. Utilizes software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment. Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Open Source Software (OSS) and/or Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) software in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components. Experience developing in UNIX. Ability to perform shell scripting. Working knowledge of Configuration Management (CM) tools and Web Services implementation.
The Level 2 Software Engineer (SWE) shall possess the following capabilities:
Analyze user requirements to derive software design and performance requirements.
Debug existing software and correct defects.
Design and code new software or modify existing software to add new features.
Write or review software and system documentation.
Integrate existing software into new or modified systems or operating environments.
Develop simple data queries for existing or proposed databases or data repositories.
Has experience with agile development processes.
Has experience with source code control systems, such as Git.
Serve as team lead at the level appropriate to the software development process being usedon any particular project.
Design and development of relational and non-relational database applications.
Use of orchestration frameworks such as Spring and Kafka.
Familiarization with queue management systems
Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functionalstandards.
Develop and execute test procedures for software components.
Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards and conferring withusers or system engineers; analyzing systems flow, data usage and work processes; andinvestigating problem areas.
Modify existing software to adapt to new hardware or to improve its performance
Design, develop, and modify software systems using scientific analysis and mathematicalmodels to predict and measure outcomes and consequences of design decisions
Java development using the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
Development of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications
Experience using collaboration and software development tools (ie. Atlassian).
Software development using continuous integration practices
Experience with container technologies (ie. Docker).
Unix shell scripting
Development of event driven or data driven analytics
Development of cloud-based solutions and technologies.
Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints. Perform quality control on team products.
Recommend and implement suggestions for improving documentation and software development process standards.
Oversee one or more software development teams and ensure the work is completed in accordance with the constraints of the software development process being used on any particular project.
Confer with system engineers and hardware engineers to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements, and interfaces.
Coordinate software installation on a system and monitor performance to ensure operational specifications are met.
Recommend new technologies and processes for complex software projects.
Serve as the technical lead of multiple software development teams.
Select the software development process in coordination with the customer and system engineering.
Ensure quality control of all developed and modified software.
Delegate programming and testing responsibilities to one or more teams and monitor their performance.
SWE-2 Qualifications: Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college oruniversity, plus five (5) years of experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similarscope, type, and complexity. OR Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college oruniversity, plus seven (7) years of experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similarscope, type, and complexity OR Nine (9) years of experience as a SWE, in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.
Position Description The Software Engineer shall be responsible for the design, development, test, deployment, and sustainment of a mission-focused enterprise web application. This a full stack software development position. The Software Engineer must have experience with all the various stages of the software development lifecycle. Position Required Skills
Experience using the Linux CLI
Experience developing and maintaining scripts using Bash/Python
Experience developing with Python in a Linux environment
Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and containerd
Experience with REST API Design and Implementation
Experience with Git Version Control System
Position Desired Skills
Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite (JIRA, Confluence)
Experience installing, configuring, and supporting COTS/GOTS/FOSS software, libraries, and packages in a Linux environment
Familiar with IaC (Infrastructure as Code) concepts, principles and automation tools such as Ansible and Terraform
Experience with CI/CD principles, methodologies, and tools such as GitLab CI
Familiar with container orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes
Familiar using Helm Charts to package and deploy applications to a Kubernetes environment
Familiar with system monitoring tools such as Grafana/Prometheus