• Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3130

Title: System Admin
Location: Herndon, VA
*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.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Assist customers (end users) with application installations, resolving queries via our desktop support solutions, and escalating serious issues to the software development team.

Provide customers with software support via written or verbal communications, including chat function, emails, and calls.

Help users understand the application workflow and what user roles can perform various functions at various stages.

Troubleshoot software issues by asking customers targeted questions, provide customers with step-by-step guidance to resolve their issues and follow up on technical queries to provide prompt feedback and resolutions while also obtaining the details of their query so our developers can adapt and learn from the exchange with the customer.

Prioritize customer queries and escalating more complex issues to the appropriate Product Manager to assign Tier 2/Tier 3 support.

Document potential bugs and monitoring performance metrics.

Relay application functionality feedback from customers to Software Developers and Data Engineers.

Compile software instruction manuals and useful software support resources.

Participate in the change management process, including reviewing Change Requests and assisting the Software Development Manager, Branch Chief and Program Management in the assessment of security impact, customer experience, level of effort for developers and lead time to deliver any proposed changes.

Monitor system recovery processes to ensure security features and functions are properly restored and functioning correctly following an outage.

Work with project teams responsible for engineering and packaging releases to integrate within the customer's production software environment.

Basic Qualifications: 

2+ years of experience providing technology support to customers in a fast-paced setting

Experience supporting end users

Experience using different database tools to store and retrieve information and documents

Ability to prioritize and diagnose software or application problems

Ability to relay important application and customer end users' experience feedback to Software Developers and Product Owners

Ability to document work processes to include flowcharts and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures), Quick Start Guides and training materials and to monitor performance metrics

Ability to proficiently document processes and monitor performance metrics

Active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in resolving customer IT queries

Experience working with JIRA to create tickets and move them through workflow process

Experience working with Confluence. to create and update content

Knowledge of how software, hardware, and network configurations operate together to support customers

Experience in Software Development

Experience with supporting the technical direction, and training practices of experienced Support Engineering staff (Tier 1 and Tier 2 Level Service Desk)

Experience with security efforts related to modern Windows, Linux, UNIX, Cisco, SQL or Oracle databases, and virtualized systems

Experience with assembling “Quick Start Guides” for customized software applications

Experience implementing testing strategies and documenting results

Experience providing customized training packages for select end user groups

Experience creating and updating various forms of training materials

Experience creating “how to” content via user guides and/or short videos

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or similar technical field of study

Ability to quickly learn how to use JIRA to create service tickets and move them through the workflow process

Ability to quickly learn how to use Confluence to create and update content

Ability to demonstrate effective questioning and listening skills to clearly identify the users' needs

Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills


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