• Location: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2718

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.

Seeking a Systems Engineer to join one of our teams in Chantilly, VA. The individual in this role will architect applications and service migrations into a virtual Amazon Web Services environment. The Systems Engineer will track new requirements and break them down into actionable tasks for the development team while supporting group level architecture discussions surrounding development and integration of data lake. Additionally, the individual in this position will be responsible for implementing efficiencies in the transfer and transitioning of data associated with project tools and applications and must be comfortable briefing senior management on high priority work items.
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or similar or 6 additional years of experience in lieu of degree
• Minimum 8 years of experience in a Systems Engineering role
• Ability to integrate COTS, GOTS, and custom software into an enterprise solution for data management or knowledge management with appropriate security and monitoring measures
• Knowledge of customer security controls and their implementation on enterprise tools
• Ability to track and manage customer needs with an enterprise work/requirement tracking tool
• Experience working with customers to prioritize needs across a large set of stakeholders
• Demonstrated knowledge with SDLC practices
• Ability and desire to function effectively on a highly motivated team
• Demonstrated experience working with High Operational Tempo and Mission focused teams
Desired Qualifications:
• Amazon certification(s)
• Knowledge of the data lifecycle and data management best practices
• Demonstrated knowledge of Agile best practices (CSM Certification)
• Knowledge of Java, Python, and other Development languages
• Demonstrated DevSecOps experience
• Experience with CI/CD pipelines and associated technology stacks


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