Network Administrator

Arlington, VA


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: www.criterion-sys.com.

We are looking for candidates to help deliver full lifecycle development and sustainment for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). The NCPS assists more than 100 federal civilian government agencies with the protection of their networks against advanced cyber threats. Under this contract, you will support the government in the design, development, operations and maintenance services for the NCPS. Together we will build the mission critical cybersecurity solutions that will enable the timely dissemination of threat warnings and improve information sharing across DHS's stakeholder community.

The Network Administrator will support the design, development, and deployment of a new DevOps infrastructure and advanced cybersecurity capabilities.

Position may require shift work.

• Collaborating within Agile Scrum teams as a key contributor responsible for the design and implementation of advanced cybersecurity capabilities, including the selection of hardware and software and the design of infrastructure services required to enable the cybersecurity capabilities.
• Maintaining current knowledge of hardware and software applications.
• Conducting trade studies, to determine possible system (hardware, software, architecture) improvements.
• Developing high quality technical documentation, including user guides, test plans, and contract deliverable items and supporting product line training.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience.
  • A Master’s degree in a related discipline may be substituted for two (2) years of experience
  • Professional experience may be substituted for a degree
  • Must have a current Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DHS suitability prior to starting employment
  • Must have 6+ years of professional networking experience.
  • Must have Network Engineering experience including TCP/IP networking, encryption, firewalls, and SNMP-based network management.

Preferred Skills

  • Infrastructure-related certifications preferred such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA-Junos), Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Security (JNCIS-SEC), Juniper Networks Certified Professional Security (JNCIP-SEC)
  • Experience using network monitoring and automation tools for troubleshooting and task simplification.
  • Technical understanding of cybersecurity attack techniques and associated mitigation techniques.
  • In depth knowledge and advanced troubleshooting experience in regards to Layer 2 functionality and protocols in a Cisco/Juniper environment.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and implementing Layer 3 routing protocols over a multi-site environment in a Cisco/Juniper environment.
  • Experience troubleshooting and implementing VPN technologies.
  • Experience implementing firewall based policies using Juniper firewalls.

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 https://criterion-sys.com/careers.


Benefits

Health

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.

Financial

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

Educational

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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Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act | Equal Employment Opportunity | Employee Polygraph Protection Act. Criterion participates in E-Verify. Review Right to Work information.

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 recruiting@criterion-sys.com or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.