• Location: Columbia, Maryland
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2269

Title: Systems Engineer – Level 2

*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *

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.

Job Description

Systems Engineer with a DevOps focus. Member of a high-impact team bringing industry best-practices, open-source tooling, and ubiquitous automation into the customer’s software integration and delivery processes. Freedom to innovate in almost any area the team touches, from system administration (hardware/OS/security) to software (containerization/installation/orchestration) to monitoring (health & status, metrics, automated recovery) and more. Team members serve as a critical resource to the integration, system administration, and software development teams to encourage automation, standardization, and adoption of modern tools.


– significant work experience in software system integration and DevOps

– advanced troubleshooting skills

– significant experience in Linux (CentOS/RHEL)

– experience scripting with bash/python

– experience automating fleet management with Ansible

– experience with CI/CD concepts and implementation

– some software development experience/exposure

– proficient with git

– experience with containers and container orchestration (Docker/Kubernetes/Rancher)

– proficient with switching and routing concepts

Non-essential, Desired:

– experience with managing VMware Infrastructure

– experience with monitoring tools (Prometheus, Grafana, ELK Stack)

– experience with event streaming platforms (Kafka) and messaging topologies (activemq/rabbitmq)

– experience developing with and operating elasticsearch databases in production

– experience with networking

– experience performing ETL on data using open-source tooling

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