• Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2736

Title: Software Engineer
Location: Herndon, Virginia
*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.

Cornerstone Defense DevOps Software Engineers help promote state-of-the-art IT solutions, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and share lessons learned. Focus on enabling container deployments  and  implementation of serverless architectures within AWS. Additionally, we need our DevOps Software Engineer to be versatile and be enthusiastic to take on new problems. We believe that in addition to hiring great talent, a diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products.

1. • Object Oriented Programming experience
2. • Experience with AWS (e.g., CloudFormation, EC2, Lambda, DynamoDB, and ElasticSearch)
3. • Experience with relational databases (e.g., RDS, Oracle, Postgres)
4. • Experience in continuous integration technology (e.g., Chef, Puppet, Docker, Jenkins, Ansible)
5. • Experience with interacting in a Linux environment (ex – Bash scripting)
6. • BS/BA in Computer Science OR equivalent combination of education and experience


1. Preferred Qualifications:
2. • Experience with Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby
3. • Experience with application platforms such as Spring Boot or Angular
4. • Experience with log analytics tools such as Splunk or ElasticSearch
5. • Experience working with containers using Docker
6. • Experience with container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes and Mesos
7. • Experience in communicating with users, technical teams, and senior management
8. • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
9. • Comfortable managing competing priorities and are able to bring order to ambiguous scenarios
10. • Familiarity with Source code management and integration (ex – GitHub/GitLab)
11. • Experience in an Agile environment (JIRA, Confluence)



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