• Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2549

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. 

Required Education, Experience, & Skills :
We are actively seeking experienced Systems Engineers with a minimum of 6 years' experience, A Bachelor's or Master’s Degree are preferred.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.
Strong Engineering experience using the latest virtual or published desktop technologies:
Required skills:
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) knowledge and hands0on expertise across various enclaved environments
Demonstration of Tier3 and Tier 4 troubleshooting skills
Demonstrated experience with Server OS 2012R2, 2016 and 2019
Demonstrated knowledge of Active Directory, DNS and DCHP
Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and experience with cloud technologies VMware 4.5-S.x, Microsoft HyperV 2008 and 2012R2 (Microsoft Data Center service a plus)
Microsoft SCCM/MECM experience with versions 1906+
Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 and 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
Required Certs
Core hours:  9:30 – 2:30

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills :
Understanding of Enterprise Networking best practices
Citrix 4.5 – 6.5 skills in XenApp aka Presentation Server and VDI
Lab Management Skills
Linux/Unix skills
Centrify engineering and management
Clustering knowledge
Exchange 2003 – 2013
Microsoft Data Center Services
Microsoft Azure Pack​


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