• Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2535

Cornerstone Defense is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join a unique team working to support a key Program Management Office in the advancement and integration of new customers HPC System Capabilities. 

System Engineer – Level 2
Annapolis Junction, MD
Job Description:

  • Analyzes user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications. Analyzes system requirements and leads design and development activities.
  • Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies. Provides technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology.
  • Incorporates new plans, designs, and systems into ongoing operations.
  • Develops technical documentation. Develops system Architecture and system design documentation.
  • Guides system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans.
  • Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues, or conflicts.
  • Ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility.
  • Communicates with other program personnel, Government overseers, and senior executives.

Additional Requirements:

  • Support vulnerability assessments, security aspects of the program, security documentation, understanding and confirming compliance from the vendors on secure shipping elements like tamper resistant tape, etc.
  • Advise the PDs on security protocols, risk posture and trade space, while coordinating with the customer.

Required Experience:

  • Eight (8) years’ experience in technical program management and/or system development team lead. At least 50% of experience shall related to SIGINT, Communications Systems, or Information Technology.
  • Five (5) years’ experience as a system engineer in programs that encompassed systems architecture, requirements analysis, design, production, integration, test, and transition to operations.
  • Five (5) years’ experience of system engineering in an intelligence community environment.


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related technical discipline from an accredited college or university. May substitute 4 years relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
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