• Location: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2826

Title: Systems Engineer
Location: Chantilly, 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 designs, develops, tests, integrates and deploys solutions for critical requirements. The current solution is at the end of life stage, therefore new solutions need to be developed and incorporated; new and innovative technologies utilized to successfully meet the user requirements. The goal of the Sponsor is to design and deliver an enterprise-level system with a modular, segmented architecture that can support both large scale and small scale solutions in order to meet the requirements across a broad range of applicable use cases. In order to support the technical requirements, the Sponsor requires Information Technology (IT) activities to achieve the goal of designing, developing, testing, integrating and deploying the solutions.  The Systems Engineers will install, configure, and test; operating systems, application software, and system management tools; support current network platforms and applications to include Cisco and Juniper; and support unique computer based tools to meet Sponsor requirements. They will also prepare and deliver both program and user level documentation; provide technical systems support for project activities; and troubleshoot the Sponsor’s complex systems.  They should be prepared to interact with members of the technical team leads; to understand the current system, subsystems, and component specifications and be able to use experience to recommend changes to facilitate efficient and effective development; communicate and share expertise within and across the Sponsor’s organizational boundaries; and work both independently and in small groups. 

1. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience establishing standards for information systems procedures.
2. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience troubleshooting both technical and non-technical issues
3. Demonstrated experience with Information Technology Infrastructure associated with technical projects.
4. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience evaluating alternatives to solve complex problems.
5. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience troubleshooting difficult problems.
6. (Mandatory) DevOps experience – Jenkins, Terraform/Ansible, Bash, Python, AWS   
7. (Highly Desired) Creating and working in an enclave
8. (Highly Desired) PKI experience
9. (Highly Desired) VMware
10.(Highly Desired) Active Directory
11. (Highly Desired) MySQL experience



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