• Location: Reston, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2835

Title: Systems Architect
Location: Reston, 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.

The Sponsor is seeking support in the domain of Endpoint Security Engineering. The focus is primarily on working in a mission technology area, which uses multiple IT systems and networks that operate in both the secure and unsecure environments. The unsecure cloud networks are primarily within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The Sponsor is transforming its networks, systems, and applications processes to build a secure and trusted computing environment while providing the capabilities for secure information sharing across the enterprise. The Systems Architect will develop and document design concepts that are consistent with Sponsor architectural guidance and industry best practices to address current infrastructure enhancements, new user/system requirements, transitions to the Sponsor technical environment, and enhancements to performance. They will analyze the schedule and performance implications of alternative design concepts for application components and the supporting infrastructure and support the analysis and evaluation of related legacy business processes, the design of improved processes, and the efforts necessary to substantiate new efforts. The Systems Architect will identify mission impacts because of new information technology services, ensure the interoperability of current and future systems and software releases for all supported applications, and analyze and study complex system requirements, proposing technical solutions to Sponsor management. They will also perform strategic systems planning and analysis, reporting results to Sponsor management; coordinate, review, and integrate the deliverables of information and technology architects into cohesive solutions architectures; and design all data solutions in alignment with applicable policies, standards, and practices. 

1. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with network and system development and deployment.
2. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with information processing fundamentals and best practices.
3. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with integrating COTS, GOTS, and custom software into an enterprise solution for knowledge management.
4. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with CI/CD pipeline and Agile best practices.
5. (Desired) Demonstrated experience in several IT domains such as software development, networking, security, cloud computing, data management, and systems integration.
6. (Desired) Demonstrated experience designing IT systems that are efficient, reliable, scalable, and secure..



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