Criterion Systems, Inc.

Cyber Security Systems Engineer- Expert

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 mission-focused Expert Cyber Security Systems Engineer to support and contribute to our government customer’s success in Herndon, VA.



  • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures for information systems to regulate access to computer data files and prevent unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure of information.
  • Participate in Joint Test Teams (JTT) for verify technical content submitted by cloud service providers to determine if it meets the customer's defined security requirements.
  • Produce risk data/artifacts that are submitted to an Information Systems Security Manager for risk analysis and decision making.
  • Use experience and knowledge to identify information security policy/process improvements and best practices.
  • Provide technical guidance to projects regarding the system Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process.


Required skills:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree is preferred in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems Management or similar discipline.
  • A minimum of 11 years experience as a Systems Engineer.
  • An active TS/SCI/Poly is required.  
  • Systems engineering background with security foundation.
  • Thorough understanding of Internet protocols (FTP, IP addresses, etc.)
  • Ability to analyze technical content to determine if it meets the customer's defined security requirements.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
  • Highly motivated; strong desire to learn new technologies.


Desired skills:

  • Proficiency in ICD 503 and NIST RMF 800.
  • Understanding of cloud's technologies (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, or Oracle Cloud).
  • Security Development and Operations (SecDevOps) Various security tools and processes such as Splunk, Nessus Security Center, Web Inspect, Xacta Cloud security controls and implementation.
  • PKII implementation.
  • STIGG compliance and vulnerability management.
  • Virtualizationn experience (VDI & VMWare) Public, private and hybrid Cloud experience (AWS, Microsoft Azure, etc.)
  • CISSPAWSS Certified Security Specialty Microsoft Office365.


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