Criterion Systems, Inc.

Senior Systems 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 mission-focused Senior Systems Engineer to support and contribute to our government customer’s success.


The Senior Systems Engineer must have demonstrated engineering and support experience with the software product suites working, configuring, deploying, and maintaining to the enterprise.



  • Support manual and automated testing to identify software problems and their causes in an agile scrum sprint development environment.
  • Ability to translate customer and systems requirements into test cases in a Linux, Windows, AWS, Java, and scripting environment.
  • Build and configure programs for enterprise security continuous monitoring and cyber security incident response and management.

  • Support, troubleshoot, and provide technical resolution for escalated service requests for users and customers on existing operating systems and/or application specific related issues.
  • Responsible for the staging, piloting, and full deployment of releases to production within a DevOps environment for Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), creating and editing new and existing Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Schedule pilot and deployment dates.
  • Submit activity requests for approval to deploy.
  • Work on multiple networks.
  • Coordinate pilots for all appropriate platforms.
  • Identify risks and deficiencies, gathering requirements, performing R&D, performing testing and quality assurance (QA), and providing releases and implementations.
  • Provide recommendations for engineering solutions.



  • 8-12 years of Systems Engineering experience within the IC.
  • An active TS/SCI/Poly is required.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in a technical discipline, or equivalent work related experience.
  • Extensive experience in systems engineering, application deployment, and AWS, Windows and Linux operating environments.
  • Familiar with working in an agile environment and skilled in some form of scripting, and possess technical problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
  • Requires scripting, database query (SQL), and experience with collecting, ingesting, analyzing, visualizing machine data and dashboard creation and maintenance.
  • Experience in automation tool(s) and scripting, hands on experience with test tools.


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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