Criterion Systems


Cyber Defense Network Engineer

Computer Science

Full Time

Herndon, US

Posted 2 weeks ago

About the Job

Salary - $150000 - $200000/Year


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. 


Criterion Systems is seeking a mission-focused Cyber Defense Network Engineer to support and contribute to our government customer’s success in Herndon, VA. The individual in this position must be a motivated team player that strives for professional and technical excellence in Cyber Defense Network Engineering.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Configure, deploy, and maintain email and network security appliances.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and mitigate vulnerability findings found by security appliances.
  • Collaborate with enterprise partners and incident response teams regarding requirements, design, and deployment of security appliances.
  • Create and maintain SOP documentation for security appliances.
  • Manage vendor relationships regarding support and vendor update.
  • Assist with implementation of other network defense requirements as assigned.
  • Ability to construct network visualizations diagrams in Visio and PowerPoint.
  • Vendor engagement experience.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of passive and active TAPS in a network.
  • Understanding of Network Protocols and ability to analysis PCAP traffic.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Minimum Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or other closely related discipline.
  • Minimum 10 years knowledge and hands-on experience in security with an emphasis in engineering design, configuration, implementation, operations and maintenance of a variety of security technologies used for the following security defense areas: network, storage/backup, OS platforms (Windows/Linux servers and desktops), web and email, applications.
  • Minimum 10 years knowledge and hands-on experience with network security applications, protocols, and associated hardware.
  • Demonstrated 7 years minimum of knowledge and hands-on experience in systems engineering to include network, storage, backup, platforms, middleware, application, monitoring, and security.
  • Must have an active TS/SCI with Poly clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience deploying and maintaining any of the following Cisco, FireEye, McAfee IDS/IPS, Vectra, IXIA or other packet broker appliances.


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.

Posted 2 weeks ago

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