Criterion Systems, Inc.

Senior Network Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
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 a Military/Veteran Friendly Company, therefore we encourage Veterans to apply.


Criterion Systems is seeking a Senior Network Engineer to support our customer in Herndon VA, with the following experience:

  • Establish overall strategic network standards and priorities
  • Provide technical guidance and direction for TCP/IP transport network design and engineering, network routing protocols, advanced virtual networking technologies
  • Analyze the optimization of network system performance
  • Oversee the strategic interface of network systems configuration
  • Assess network engineering technologies, computing systems hardware and   software protocols
  • Provide high-level technical advice and guidance to managers and technical resources on network technologies to meet current and future organizational needs
  • Identify INFOSEC and COMSEC security requirements for the network
  • Cisco IOS, including switching, routing, segment routing and other technologies
  • Radio Frequency (RF) and spectrum engineering
  • Optical networking technology and engineering
  • Satellite communications engineering


Minimum Qualifications and Skills: 

  • 6 years of experience as a Network Engineer supporting the IC
  • Must have an active TS/SCI/Poly
  • A Bachelor's or Master’s Degree or equivalent work related experience


  • Experience with a variety of network technologies and solution architectures
  • Broad understanding of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the networking field
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art systems engineering principles and network design concepts
  • In-depth working knowledge of MPLS, TCP/IP, VPN, and IP telephony
  • Full working knowledge of the OSI model, routing protocols and their application to router configurations
  • Experience in multi-vendor network security environment
  • Experience with routing design, techniques, and protocols such as BGP
  • In-depth understanding of peering, QoS and traffic engineering
  • Cloud experience (AWS, VPC, transit gateway, private link, ELB, etc), Azure connectivity services – Vnet, virtual WAN, VPN gateway, application   protection, application delivery and network monitoring.
  • Security best practices for firewalls and perimeter security measures   including VPN technologies
  • Continuous integration, test automation and / or SecDevOps on iterative   development projects
  • Agile Development methodologies
  • Cisco Certifications: CCNA or CCNP

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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