Jul 22, 2019

Network Engineer Full-time Regular Sterling, VA, US

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

Job Description

Network Engineer

Full-time Regular Sterling, VA, US

16 days agoRequisition ID : 1734

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 Network 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 seeking development-focused Network Engineers to support the design, development, and deployment of a new DevOps infrastructure and 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

  • Collaborating within Agile Scrum teams as a key contributor responsible for the design and implementation of advanced cybersecurity capabilities, including the selection of hardware and software and the design of infrastructure services required to enable the cybersecurity capabilities.
  • Maintaining current knowledge ofhardware and software applications
  • Conducting trade studies, to determine possible system (hardware, software, architecture) improvements.
  • Developing high quality technical documentation, including user guides, test plans, and contract deliverable items and supporting product line training.


 Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship
  • Must have a Top Secret Clearance with a SSBI within the last 5 years, TS/SCI Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Must have 6 years of professional experience or 4 years with a Master’s degree or 2 years with PhD in a related discipline for an E04. Must have 4 years of professional experience or 2 years with a Master’s degree for an E03.
  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level 2 certification or the ability to obtain certification within three months of employment.
  • Must have strong Infrastructure Engineering experience including Windows and Linux operating systems, VMware, TCP/IP networking, encryption, firewalls, IDS/IPS, host-based security, DNS, Directory Services, Storage, Cloud-based environments (AWS, OpenStack), and SNMP-based network management
  • Experience and/or familiarity with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and risk assessments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level III certification preferred
  • Infrastructure-related certifications preferred such as Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), VMware, AWS Solutions Architect, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Cloud Essentials
  • Experience with network infrastructure troubleshooting tools
  • Technical understanding of cybersecurity attack techniques and associated mitigation techniques
  • Experience and/or familiarity with DevOps, Continuous Development/Continuous Integration concepts, and tools such as Docker, Jenkins, Rational Team Concert, JIRA, Git, Chef, Ansible, and Puppet
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Certifications related to Agile development and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) such as Scrum Master, Product Owner, SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Practitioner (SP) or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

NOTE: This position will either be a Sr. Network Engineer II (G09) or a Sr. Network Engineer I (G08) depending on the candidates qualifications.





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.


Network and Server Administration  



Security Clearance

Top Secret/Single Scope Background Investigation (TS/SS B I)

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