• Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3059

Title: System Engineer Skill Level 1
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.

Join a team developing a series of applications that are certified, trusted sources of critical mission data that will be used to answer mission and leadership questions across the Enterprise. Play a pivotal role in introducing emerging technologies into the Enterprise. This initiative is agency-wide, and its successful implementation will have a significant impact on daily operations. You'll have the unique opportunity to shape this effort from its inception, essentially building it from the ground up. It's a high-visibility project that will involve engaging with high-ranking stakeholders throughout the Enterprise. By joining as an initial architect, you can become one of the few subject matter experts (SMEs) for this new development effort.  

  • Facilitate and lead agile development ceremonies, steering the agile development team towards effective collaboration and streamlined project progress.
  • Act as the direct liaison between Government leadership and the development team to establish priorities, facilitating agile processes, communicating with team members, the Government and end user customers.   
  • The individual will need to work with the technical team and Government leadership to prepare schedule inputs, communicate dependencies, impediments, and risks and communicate with Freedom Program Management team.  
  • Play a key role in creating systems engineering documentation, including but not limited to requirements specifications and standard operating procedures.
  • Provide constructive feedback to developers, emphasizing best practice.
  • Brainstorm and contribute innovative ideas for code base optimizations and implementations, fostering continuous improvement within the development process.
  • Incorporate comprehensive testing strategies, including unit, integration, and regression testing, to ensure the robustness and reliability of developed applications.
  • Collaborate effectively within a team, providing valuable feedback to team members to drive continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently on large projects, displaying self-direction and autonomy in project execution.

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

  • JavaScript 
  • TypeScript 
  • Kubernetes 
  • Docker 
  • NodeJS 
  • Rancher 
  • Express 
  • Angular 
  • AWS 
  • Git 
  • Linux 
  • Oracle 
  • Testing Methodologies (Selenium, Cypress) 
  • JIRA 
  • Confluence 

Desired Skills:   

  • Understanding of Linux server environment   
  • Kubernetes infrastructure knowledge 
  • Experience closely collaborating with the Government customer  
  • Experience managing systems hosted in virtual environments such as AWS   
  • Experience with testing methodologies (Selenium, Cypress) 
  • Experience the with the Atlassian Tool Suite including Confluence & Jira  


  • ​A bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years of experience as a system engineer. Twelve (12) years of system engineering experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.   
  • Experience leading agile development ceremonies.
  • Experience developing and updating technical documentation.  


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