• Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2188

Title:  Systems Engineer

*Clearance: No Clearance

Location: Denver, CO

Company Overview:

Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of intelligence, satellite, and cyber technologies. Cornerstone’s Intelligence Sector provides solutions to the United States Government for information collection, operations, exploitation and dissemination, and research activities. Our Team specializes in software development, cloud architecture, systems and network engineering, systems integration, agile management, as well as targeting operations and intelligence analysis. Our support to our mission customers includes cyber network operations, exploitation and defense, signals intelligence, human intelligence, and critical missions and networks.


  • Oversee multiple space systems design/integration programs. 

  • Ensure projects are supported through entire like-cycle. 

  • Communicate with internal/external partners. 

  • Seek feedback from interdisciplinary teams to ensure program success. 

  • Lead meetings with customers and relay program details and timelines. 



  • Project leadership (such as chief systems engineer, product lead, or lead project engineer). 

  • Strong communication and coordination skills: verbal, written, and presentation. 

  • Planning and organizing skillsets, including schedule contribution, cost estimation, and personnel forecasting. 

  • Experience leading verification activities (planning and execution). 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and techniques for eliciting and motivating team performance. 

  • Engagement with multidisciplinary teams. 

  • Experience in the design and/or test of a space vehicle. 

  • Experience in interpreting customer (internal and external) needs and expectations. 

  • Functional leadership (such as a group leader, who has been responsible for reviewing performance and providing performance feedback). 

  • Proposal and technical communication/writing. 

  • Experience in all phases of a program life cycle for a single program experience. 

  • 5+ years of experience as a system engineer. 

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