DevOps – Lead

at Cornerstone Defense
Published November 17, 2023
Location Sterling, VA
Category All Jobs  
Job Type Full-time  


  • Location: Sterling, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2443

Title: DevOps Engineering Lead
Location: Sterling, VA

Clearance: TS/SCI

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.

We have an opening for a DevOps Engineer to lead our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This work will primarily be performed in a SCIF environment so onsite work is required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Automate cloud native technologies, deploy applications, and provision critical infrastructure
  • Work with microservices and distributed application architecture, such as containers, Kubernetes, and/or serverless technology
  • Work within the OpenStack cloud ecosystem to configure and deploy optimized infrastructure
  • Ensure monitoring and health of the resources deployed via Nagios or other enterprise management solutions
  • Document procedures used during deployment cycles
  • Experience with operational monitoring tools
  • Work with the fellow DevOps team and play a mentoring role to cross-train and grow technical talent across DevOps team and assist in troubleshooting tasks
  • Implement clean and maintainable infrastructure-as-code that adheres to industry best practices, terraform


  • 5+ years in a technical leadership role managing technical objectives and Jira metrics reporting
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround times and shifting priorities
  • Proven troubleshooting skills and willingness to take on unfamiliar challenges
  • 5+ years of experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Terraform, & Ansible
  • 5+ years of experience in Linux tools/automation and shell scripting
  • 5+ years of experience in Python
  • 3+ years of experience with OpenStack management
  • 5+ years of experience with Docker containerization, Kubernetes (K8s) preferred
  • 5+ years of experience with continuous integration/deployment tools such as Jenkins or GitLab
  • 5+ years creating, executing, and troubleshooting complex, automated processes used to configure servers and/or deploy code
  • 5+ year(s) of DevOps or software development experience
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