• Type: Contract
  • Job #2108

Title: Software Systems Engineer
Top Secret (TS/SCI preferred)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA and Colorado Springs, CO
Remote Work Flexibility


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 intelligence, satellite, and cyber technologies. Cornerstone’s Intelligence Sector provides solutions to the United States Government for information collection, operations, exploitation and dissemination, and research activities. Our Team specializes in software development, cloud architecture, systems and network engineering, systems integration, agile management, as well as targeting operations and intelligence analysis. Our support to our mission customers includes cyber network operations, exploitation and defense, signals intelligence, human intelligence, and critical missions and networks.

We are looking for a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with creative talent who are ready to take on the challenge of utilize your systems engineering skills to develop Open Architecture based systems and Services. Candidates with experience in developing Open Mission Systems (OMS) / Universal Command and Control Interface (UCI) compliant systems and services are preferred. Please keep reading…


  • Assist Segment-level execution teams with Program Increment Planning, Integration and
  • Lead and collaborate with a cross company OMS standards organization in extending the standards specifications to account for system capabilities updates/additions, and leading development of change packages and supporting/presenting them at Open Architecture (OAM) meetings.
  • You will help drive OMS compliance methodology and related artifacts.
  • Guide all phases of software system development by providing technical strategy, operational concept development, system architecture definition, requirements analysis, use cases, trade studies, and leadership throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Participate in new business pursuits by supporting briefings and demonstrations of our capabilities and supporting the proposal development process by preparing solutions and story maps, authoring technical content, providing cost estimates, participating in reviews, and helping to deliver the final proposal.
  • Be a clear and enthusiastic communicator to customers, users, subcontractors, and cross functional project teams to define, analyze, and meet project goals. You will coordinate across design, development, test, project leadership, program management, and customer representatives, creating a collaborative environment that focuses on the big picture. You will be a technical spokesperson for our company, conveying insight and confidence.
  • Work towards a high-level vision while also understanding the importance of details. You will proactively identify and mitigate risks and define reasonable trade spaces from which the team can operate. Managing multiple concurrent projects and RFIs will require you to prioritize strategically.
  • Proactively define your own tasks and execute with little oversight. You will accomplish program goals despite obstacles, ambiguity, and changing requirements in a fast-paced environment.
  • Apply systems thinking to software, processes, people, and organizations. You will help harden software and processes into mature, mission-critical, “must-work” products.
  • Participate in internal reviews of software and provide input on software design decisions based on your prior experience and familiarity with the problem domain, similar algorithmic work, or related technologies.
  • Mentor and guide less experienced engineers, because you are motivated to improve our work environment and help others.
  • Support and develop our technical culture by being engaged, intellectually curious, friendly, motivated to solve complex problems, and inspired to deliver superior user-centered designs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience)
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
  • Agile experience preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Utilize your systems engineering skills to develop Open Architecture based systems and Services. Candidates with experience in developing Open Mission Systems (OMS) / Universal Command and Control Interface (UCI) compliant systems and services will be preferred.


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