Criterion Systems, Inc.

Systems Engineer-Expert

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


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. 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 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:



Criterion Systems is seeking a mission-focused Expert Systems Engineer to support and contribute to our government customer’s success in McLean, VA. The individual in this position must be a motivated team player that strives for professional and technical excellence in their awareness of technical trends in information technology.  Candidate will 

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Develop and maintain a strong awareness of on-going IT projects, and business unit requirements
  • Apply the Sponsor’s project management model for development efforts.
  • Provide analysis, design, development, deployment, and life-cycle support for innovative hardware/software/ network systems and applications.
  • Develop and support end-to-end technical projects.
  • Ensure systems being developed comply with the enterprise technical architecture.
  • Assist project and program teams prepare for project control gates.
  • Keep senior management apprised of project or program status.
  • Immediately respond when needed to restore or maintain system functionality. 


Minimum Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or related field or equivalent professional experience. 
  • Must have a minimum of 8 plus years of experience. 
  • Must have an active TS/SCI with Poly Clearance.
  • Possess Local Area Network (LAN) skills.
  • Ability to build servers, understand certificate authorities and integrate customer systems into enterprise.
  • Strong background in Microsoft Systems Engineering and providing support to those systems.
  • Strong recent experience in Windows platform operating system and Microsoft applications including Windows 10 and Server 2012 / 2016 suite.
  • Strong knowledge of virtualization products with a focus on Hyper-V.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages with a focus on PowerShell.
  • Experience with McAfee product suite.
  • Demonstrated strong performance as a Systems Engineer / Architect, developing or implementing information systems with a broad experience base across the entire project life-cycle.
  • Demonstrated capacity to understand and communicate technical ideas, concepts, and thoughts across multiple technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

Preferred but not Required:

  • Technical Certifications: MCSE and/or CCIE
  • Working knowledge of VMWare and ESXi.
  • Previous experience with storage devices including NetApp.
  • Working knowledge CSFC technologies and methodologies.
  • Current experience in the Sponsor’s classified and unclassified distributed work environment architectures and systems.
  • Secure remote mobile computing.
  • SCCM

Criterion Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual’s protected status: race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit


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