• Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3014

Title: Sustainment Software Engineer Skill Level 2
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.

Collaborate with product teams to understand the performance-monitoring needs and requirements for approximately 20 applications within the organization.

Work closely with the monitoring team and product teams to develop solutions in a phased approach, aligning with organizational goals, to achieve optimized enterprise monitoring.

Serve as a liaison between the monitoring team and application teams, facilitating effective communication and ensuring seamless integration of performance-monitoring solutions.

Develop and rigorously test Python scripts as the primary responsibility, ensuring the robustness and reliability of the monitoring solutions.

Demonstrate proficiency in Python programming and possess the ability to create efficient and scalable scripts for monitoring purposes.

Utilize and enhance scripts to achieve automation of performance-monitoring tasks and processes.

Familiarity with Selenium is considered an asset, providing additional capabilities for effective scripting and automation.

Demonstrate a solid understanding of network, operating system, application, and endpoint performance to inform and optimize monitoring solutions.

Prioritize and manage the integration of monitoring solutions to meet security requirements and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the systems.

Possess strong communication and collaboration skills to effectively convey technical concepts and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Maintain a results-oriented approach, focusing on achieving organizational goals and enhancing the overall performance-monitoring capabilities.

Technology Stack of application(s) with which this role will interact:

Python, Java, JavaScript



Cisco AppDynamics

AWS Cloud

MicroFocus Business Service Management tool suite

Elastic stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) 

Experience with Selenium

Experience with AWS Cloud

Experience with Jenkins

System administration background 

Experience with MicroFocus Business Service Management (BSM) tool suite:

MicroFocus SiteScope

MicroFocus Operations Bridge/Operations Manager I (OMi)

Experience with Elastic stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana)

Experience with Cisco AppDynamics

Experience with Ansible or Terraform 

Six (6) years of experience in software development/ engineering in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity. 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or related discipline. Four (4) years of additional software development experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. 

Experience with Python programming

Familiarity with web application technologies (e.g., html, JavaScript, web servers, and application servers)

Must be able to work during core hours of 10am-2pm. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 


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