• Location: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3241

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.

c.     Description:  The Space & Intelligence Sector has an immediate need for Systems Engineering support. The selected candidate should be able to:

  • Plan, implement, test, and document enterprise-wide solutions for total systems or subsystems using internally created and/or off the shelf products.
  • Analyze and identify all or part of the customer's existing or new systems requirements, taking into consideration the special technology needs, and establish functional and technical specifications and standards.
  • Solve interface problems, define input/output parameters, and ensure integration of the entire system or subsystem.
  • Build relationships easily with strong communication skills.
  • Experience with innovation and the innovation lifecycle.
  • Provide project management support including development of requirements, project plans, needs assessment, and transition planning
  • Perform traditional Systems Engineering at the enterprise/strategic level within the context of the political landscape, operational restrictions and changes, and interacting systems across then customer’s organization.
  • Identify integration issues and coordinate Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs) to resolve them.
  • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, as well as handle complaints, settle disputes and resolve conflicts.


  • BA/BS and 8+ years of relevant experience; Masters and 6+ years; additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Customer-specific experience in the Intelligence Community
  • Be a self-starter with leadership capabilities and execution of roles and responsibilities with little to no supervision.
  • Require minimal oversight to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strong decision-making skills, as well as the ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated experience leading technical teams to develop/implement hardware/software requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly ramp up to support the customer’s needs, clearly communicate (orally & written) ideas, work autonomously, take the initiative to provide creative alternatives to intractable challenges or systemic problems.
  • Have ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.


  • Working knowledge of RF/Satellite communication systems
  • Technical Degree (Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, etc.) preferred
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