Jul 22, 2019

Systems Engineer Pensacola, FL, US

  • Criterion Systems
  • Pensacola, FL, US
Full-Time Defense Engineering Government Information Technology (IT) Other

Job Description

Systems Engineer

Full-time Regular Pensacola, FL, US

16 days agoRequisition ID : 1736

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. We are seeking a Principal Cyber Engineer to support a position in Sterling, VA. The chosen candidate will support a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment with new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats.


Criterion is supporting a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment with new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats. Criterion is seeking a Cyber Engineer to collaborate with the Customer’s SE&I team to assess architectures and requirements, to develop derived requirements and systems engineering artifacts, and to guide the Agile scrum teams in the development of advanced cybersecurity capabilities. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development in order to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: www.criterion-sys.com.


 Primary Accountabilities

  • Assist in identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating the protection of critical cybersecurity infrastructure and key resources
  • Perform advanced system design functions, including interpretive analyses, chart preparation and associated diagrams/enhancement plans
  • Assess and analyze system security to identify and mitigate risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Recommend countermeasures to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Testing of existing and new technologies
  • Ensure applicable documentation is updated according to client standards.
  • Routinely provide guidance to and assists in the training of less experienced staff.
  • Review/analyze requested changes for equipment, technology and/or other factors/trends which are planned for deployment in the customer space


 Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility (SSBI within the last 5 years)
  • BS Cyber Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, OR a related field. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Must have a 8 years of professional experience
  • Must have experience related to Cyber Security Engineering
  • Must have experince in Intelligence collection,analysis,and reporting process/procedures
  • Experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships in alllevels of the organization, including customers, organizations, internal management, and support
  • organizations
  • Experience with standard security principles, policies, standards and industry best practices.
  • Strong leadershipandcommunication skills, includingnegotiationsexperience
  • Knowledge of U.S. GovernmentInformationAssurance policies, procedures,standards,guidelines,and objectives.
  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level III certification (CASP CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP or Associate, GCED, GCIH)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with three or more of the following:
    • Security COTS integration
    • Security Incident Event Management
    • Insider Threat Monitoring
    • Operating System Hardening
    • Vulnerability Assessment testing
    • Identification and Authentication schemes
    • Public Key Infrastructure and Identity Management
    • Cross Domain Solutions
    • Computer Network Exploitation (CNE)
    • Computer Network Operations (CNO)
    • Malware Analysis
    • Reverse Software Engineering
  • Understanding of security technologies and concepts, experience in design and implementation of secure network solutions
  • Experience and knowledge of networking (TCP/IP, topology, sockets and security), operating systems (Windows/UNIX/Linux), and web technologies (Internet security)
  • Knowledge of Information Assurance and Information Operations technologies and development activities.
  • Working knowledge of network protocols and common services such as DNS, FTP,email,
  • Understanding of the processes and guidelines for Certifying & Accrediting (DCID, ICD, NIST 800-53, SANS 20) information systems based upon experience on a large-scale development program.
  • Knowledge of software development and systems development lifecycle practices
  • Understanding of windows and UNIX operating systems
  • Practical experience hardening IT systems in compliance with STE/STIG guidelines
  • Experience working with teams in an agile development environment




Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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Security Clearance

Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI)

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