• Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1691

Title:  AGS Software Integration and Test Engineer

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
*Clearance: Active TS/SCI needed to apply *


Company Overview:

Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of satellite, launch, and cyber technologies. We develop space-based solutions that protect our nation, enhance the lives of our citizens, and directly support the warfighter. Cornerstone supports a full range of missions from navigation and communication to remote sensing. We are a leader in spacecraft development, deployment, and mission support. In an environment of limited resources, Cornerstone provides our customers with agile and innovative solutions that achieve the highest-level mission performance.



As a Software Development and Test Engineer and member of the Advanced Ground System (AGS) Software Engineering team, you will be involved in the entire system development life cycle, from idea creation and development, all the way through to maintenance and support of the customer’s delivered system. This position will place you in roles where you have the opportunity to make an impact on the results of our project. The Software Engineering team offers a collaborative mentoring environment where you have the opportunity to learn from others while mentoring our junior staff.


Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher education
  • Experience with C++ design, coding and test
  • Experience working in an Agile Environment utilizing tools like Atlassian Suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc)
  • Establish a requirements baseline including analysis, derivation, allocation, and traceability of requirements and interfaces, including external systems and organizations
  • Experience with requirements management and test process management (TMP) including the use of tools like Rational Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Experience identifying, performing and review design decisions, conducting trade studies and architecture improvements
  • Experience decomposing complex requirements into executable discrete user stories
  • Experience working with model-based systems engineering (MBSE) tools like Cameo Enterprise Architecture

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience establishing and supporting system level management and interfaces
  • Experience with software testing at different levels including component, configuration item, subsystem, integration/system, and acceptance testing
  • Experience working with system components for satellites and ground systems
  • Experience with Linux operating system
  • Experience working in DevSecOps or DevOps Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery environments (CI/CD)
  • Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornerstone Defense is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for all employees and to upholding diversity in our recruiting and hiring processes. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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