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.


We are seeking a mission-focusedExpert Linux Systems Engineerto support and contribute to our government customer’s success inHerndon, Virginia!


Our program delivers engineering services for network infrastructure as well as sophisticated enterprise computing infrastructure including end-point devices, data center hosted servers, multi-cloud services, virtualized applications, and storage systems. This is a fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding career experience to develop solutions in one of the most complex and high-profile programs within the government.


Required Experience, Education, Skills & Technologies

  • A current TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.

  • Eleven (11) years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or nine (9) years of experience with a master’s degree.

  • Engineering and implementation of Linux Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

  • Experience with Linux, Ruby, and Python.

  • Automation of Linux service delivery.

  • Experience with system requirements capture, analysis, decomposition, and design.

  • Analysis, design, development, deployment, and lifecycle support for innovative hardware systems and applications.

  • Requirements generation and independent verification and validation tools.

  • Experience with systems engineering tools (DOORS, JAMA, JIRA, etc.)

  • Identification of technical trends in information technology, awareness of on-going IT projects, and business unit requirements.

  • Applying project management model (e.g., Agile, Spiral, Waterfall) for a given development effort.

  • Enterprise architecture frameworks and principles.

  • Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) support.

  • Use of Digital Twin to enable virtual designs.

  • Ensuring developed systems comply with the enterprise technical architecture.

  • Assist project and program teams in preparing for program management reviews.

    Preferred Experience, Education, Skills & Technologies

  • Experience with IT system automation to include artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML).

  • Experience with automated testing Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

  • Automation tools (e.g., Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Security Development Operations (SecDevOps) on iterative development projects.

  • Cloud design, implementation, and configuration.

  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (IaC).

  • Knowledge of Agile development principles.

  • Knowledge of modern software languages (e.g., Java, C, C++, C#, Python, Perl, etc.)

    Security Clearance Level

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph (current)

    Work Schedule

  • Full-time on-site at designated facility.

    Benefits Offered

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Tuition/Training Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid Time Off, and Holidays.

    Criterion Systems, LLC 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

Job LocationsUS-VA-Herndon

ID 2023-3063

Category Information Technology

Type Regular Full-Time