Criterion Systems, Inc.

Cybersecurity Engineer

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


Criterion Systems is seeking a mission-focused Cybersecurity Engineer to support and contribute to our government customer’s success in Northern Virginia. The individual in this position must be a motivated team player that strives for professional and technical excellence in cybersecurity.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Implementation and validation of security controls that support the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and ICD 503 Security Accreditation.
  • Developing architecture documentation and Systems Security Plans (SSP) to support Accreditation and Authorization (A&A) reviews.
  • POA&M development and implementation.
  • Coordinating with customer security organizations to achieve Authority to Operate (ATO).
  • Knowledge of the complex environment involving shared IC networks and multiple security enclaves.


Minimum Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience with cybersecurity. 
  • Must have an active TS/SCI with poly clearance. 

Preferred but not Required:

  • Experience with Security Development and Operations (SecDevOps).
  • Demonstrated experience with various security tools and processes such as Splunk, Nessus Security Center, WebInspect, Xacta.
  • Experience with Cloud security controls and implementation.
  • PKI implementation experience. 
  • STIG compliance and vulnerability management.
  • Virtualization experience (VDI & VMWare).
  • Public, private and hybrid Cloud experience (AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.).
  • AWS Certified Security Specialty
  • Microsoft Office365

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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