• Location: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2704

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.

  1. Description:   Work with mission partners to gather needs and prepare those needs for funding approval. This will require technical understanding and continuous communications between several stakeholders.  Work with the Systems Engineering team to document the needs and create artifacts for funding determination. Once approved, will stay engaged with the development team to communicate updates to the mission partners and ensure their needs are being accurately addressed.   Be the focal point for multiple mission requirement requests.  Provides feedback to design engineers and evaluates end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Working as expert, will conduct research and evaluate technical performance of software products and overall segments and systems.  Ensure products and systems comply with requirements and government information assurance and cyber security standards and practices through formal verification methods.

Participate in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements. This includes reviews of test plans/procedures and ensuring requirements verification/validation.
Produce high-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior US government intelligence and operations officials.
Ensure the operational readiness of products before their deployments
Provide operational input into product development
Ensure that all equipment, documentation, etc. is complete and available prior to testing start
Write test plans
Work with the team to ensure testing coverage
Collect and work with the development teams to resolve any issues found before or during testing
Prepare results briefings
Present briefings to management
Review technical documentation (Product guides, Quick Start guides) and identify discrepancies
Work with the product team to improve the documentation
Attend product demos

d.  Experience/Education & additional Quals: 

  • BS 10-12, MS 8-10, Phd 5-7
  • Prior experience and fundamental knowledge of the systems engineering lifecycle
  • Experience writing requirements
  • Experience in writing test plans
  • Prior product testing experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Some basic knowledge of RF
  • Previous CONOPS development


  • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph


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