Criterion Systems, Inc.

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 actively seeking a Network Engineer with a minimum of 3 years of experience supporting the IC, accompanied with the skills listed below.



  • TCP/IP transport network design and engineering, network routing protocols, advanced virtual networking technologies.
  • Perform upgrades and routine network operations and maintenance (O&M).
  • IdentifyiCOMSEC implementing INFOSEC and COMSEC security requirements for the network.
  • Complex configuration management techniques and requirements for managing network systems.
  • Network operating and maintenance concepts and methods used to troubleshootVPNtwork problemVoIPr LAN, WAN, VPN, SD-WAN and VoIP.
  • Install, configure, DSM manage Palo Alto Firewalls, DSM host-based firewalls.
  • Install and configure B2b tunnels on Palo VPNo firewalls for site-to-site VPNCiscoerience with migrations of Cisco firewalls to Palo Alto using Expedition. Experience with Panorama.
  • Experience with Data CVPNerCiscoastructure solutions: VPN, CiscoFWRoute aIPSSwitch), Palo Alto (FW + DSM/IPS functions), Trend Micro DSM (Micro-segmentation) – host-based firewall.
  • Strong experience VPN in building siCisco site VPN tunnels for both Cisco and Palo Alto’s platform.
  • Radio Frequency (RF) and spectrum engineering.
  • Optical networking technology and engineering.
  • Satellite communications engineering.
  • Experience in working with Palo Alto Wildfire and Threat prevention for Intrusion and Detection.
  • Experience in working with Palo Alto Global Protect.
  • Programming/scripting languages and frameworks knowledge and experience, inAnsiblet of automation (Python, Ansible, etc...)
  • Network resource needs toCisco sAristaod experience with Cisco, Arista, and Palo Alto Firewalls.
  • Be able to VPN routine upgrades, setup VPN tunnels, implement network changes for integration work.


Minimum Qualifications and Skills: 

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Network Engineer supporting the IC.
  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degrees in a technical discipline, or equivalent work related experience.
  • Must have an active TS/SCI/Poly.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • 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.
  • Virtualization experience (VDI & VMWare).
  • Cloud experience (AWS, Azure, etc.).
  • Security best practices and implementing 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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