• Location: King George
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2658

Title: Solutions Architect
Location: Dahlgren, VA
*Clearance: *Active Secret Clearance 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 is seeking a Solutions Architect to join our team in Dahlgren, VA. The Solutions Architect will research, design, and map out solutions to complex technical issues, ultimately creating a technical requirements outline for prospective projects. They will design system architecture, infrastructure, provide software recommendations, and need to be highly skilled in application and infrastructure troubleshooting. This individual must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment while carrying out job duties as to matters significant to the customer's business by possessing the power to evaluate possible courses of action and to make a recommendation after considering various options. 


  • Performed technology assessments, impact analyses, cost/benefit analyses, and best value assessments in support of hardware/software procurement strategies.
  • Build architectural and technical plans which provide the basis for technical estimation and a roadmap for the Operational Engineering team to build upon.
  • Be an expert within the industry and have an understanding of the norms and trends in order to produce the most effective and on time work as possible.
  • Leverage strong communication and presentation skills around complex technical solutions during frequent interactions with both external and internal stakeholders, including technical department representatives, subject matter experts and other Engineers
  • Utilize proven multi-tasking skills when transitioning between multiple engagements across different customers, averaging between 2-5 primary and simultaneously running projects
  • Embrace Agile Scrum development environment with corresponding sprint cycles, work products, and continuous CI/CD processes
  • Discovery of customer's critical business issues and requirements and designing solutions to meet the requirements.
  • Create and lead or participate in customer presentations.


  • Ten (10)years experience required
  • Project management and leadership skills are essential
  • Experience developing IT and cloud infrastructure
  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
  • Experience in software engineering and design architecture
  • Positive outlook in meeting challenges and working to a high level Advanced understanding of business analysis techniques and processes



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