Cloud/DevOps Engineer

Washington, DC

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 provides valuable support to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) IT Systems Engineering and Integration Support Program for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The DOL prepares the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensures the adequacy of America’s workplaces. We seek candidates that provide high operational quality, knowledge of cloud services, and value to assist with data center consolidation and advance the DOL Mission.

Job Duties:

  • Provides leadership in establishing scalable and highly available  enterprise-wide, large scale implementation of information systems.
  • Utilizes expertise and knowledge of multiple technical disciplines, unique applications, and business management practices to develop technical and/or business solutions to client problems.
  • Designs, plans and executes complex engineering activities.
  • Functions as the technical lead for multiple projects. Establishes and recommends policies and procedures related to design, architecture, quality improvement and deployment of projects.
  • Works as a trusted advisor to the customer and helps the customer in planning and development of a scalable and secured architecture.
  • Build a platform for data analytics using Open Source Technologies like R Shiny, Pentaho, Jupyter, Julia

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in implementing  IdAM platform like Ping Identity Server
  • Knowledge in data exchange framework like NextCloud
  • Knowledge and experience in container technologies like Docker and Container orchestration technologies like Kubernetes
  • Experience in moving on-premise applications to Docker containers in cloud environment
  • Experience building, testing, deploying and operating highly scalable and resilient cloud-based infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure).
  • Experience in system administration and configuration management automation (Ansible, Puppet or Chef) and cloud provisioning tooling (Terraform, ARM, CloudFormation).
  • Experience in shell scripting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering. Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering preferred.
  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance
  • 10 years’ related experience

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit



Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.


  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits


All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Criterion Systems, Inc. is 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 decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Need an Accommodation?

Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.