• Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2546

Title: Systems Engineer Senior
Location: Herndon, VA
*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. 

The Windows Engineer will support multiple domains with a 1000+ users load on each network.  Duties will include user account management, installation and configuration of servers and software, scripting, upgrade management, Tier3 and Tier 4 O&M troubleshooting, user and file data management/migrations, responsible for troubleshooting server network and system issues.  The candidate must show the ability to identify complex problems, document, and clearly articulate option of resolution to the customer.  This is a complex and widely heterogeneous IT environment requiring engineering solutions for physical and virtual environments, with a goal to responsibly virtualize system s that are compatible for cloud environment services.  The successful candidate will need to be a proactive self-starter requiring minimal supervision who can monitor existing infrastructure, identify and coordinate implementation changes to address problems or engineering changes with little to no impact to the end users.  The candidate will be responsible for managing the customer’s patch deployment infrastructure across multiple domains as well as training both customer and contractor personnel in the process.  The candidate will play a vital role in researching and engineering a new system to manage the distribution of updates and hotfixes across domains.”

“The candidate shall perform systems integration, verification and validation, and evaluate alternatives including risk, supportability and analyses for total systems; translate customer requirements into hardware/software specifications. 

Seeking a Windows Systems Engineer with a minimum of 6 years' experience, plus a bachelors degree or a masters degree and 4 years experience with significant experience in the following required areas: 

Required Certifications / Experience


  • Demonstration of Tier3 and Tier4 troubleshooting skills
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) knowledge and hands on experience across various enclaved environments
  • Demonstrated experience with Server OS 2012R2, 2016 and 2019
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ative Directory, DNS and DCHIP
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with VMWare 4.5-Sx, Microsoft HyperV 2008 and 2012R2 (Microsoft Data Center service is a plus
  • Microsoft Data Proection manager (DPM) 2010 or higher
  • Experience with scripting in PowerShell, VB, C#Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
  • Candidate must be able to work independently or with a team
  • Candidate must have the ability to adjust and learn new technologies
  • Experience writing Enterprise level technical standards documentation and diagrams

Strong customer service skills
​Core hours: 9:30-2:30​


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