Product Development Solutions Architect

Kansas City, MO

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:

Our expert-level staff analyze, create, implement, and support cutting edge technologies in support of the National Information Technology Center (NITC) for the United States Department of Agriculture. NITC provides critical IT infrastructure, data center services, and cloud hosting for vital federal government functions.  

Job Responsibilties

  • Collaborate with internal technical subject matter experts, customers, and senior managers to develop plan to integrate support of new products into standard operating procedures.
  • Provide technical input and interact with leadership to provide guidance on solutions.
  • Maintain and update intranet site with all current product and service description changes.
  • Identify and manage new service offerings via ITIL Service Lifecycle best practices.
  • Strategic planning: Provide technical expertise and oversight on how technology interacts with internal business plans. Prepare technical business cases to include market analysis, competitive intelligence analysis, and feasibility analysis and Go-To-Market Strategy.
  • Work closely with our Architecture team to insure technical capabilities are maximized.
  • Service Portfolio Management: perform/analyze operational strategy for Vendor Management / Resource Planning / Capacity Planning across multiple services
  • Maintain high level of product category knowledge through staying current with published information regarding IT technology trends.
  • Ability to use latest technology to provide latest technical solutions to our customers.
  • Ability to develop high-level cloud-based solutions.

  • Strong technical understanding of data networking solutions and Data Center applications.
  • Ability to use knowledge of existing products, new developments and market needs to formulate strategic and creative marketing plans.
  • Ability to develop firm understanding of product financials to advise service owners regarding corrections that may be needed.
  • Ability to use and understand technical IT language to interact with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to translate technical language and discuss it in business terms.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Power BI software to pull data from disparate sources within the data center enterprise and produce reports and dashboards to be consumed by internal service owners and managers to monitor and manage the performance of products and services.
  • Identify and implement continual process improvement
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree (preferred) in relevant field with four years’ experience perform job specific tasks.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience using WordPress to create and maintain web content.

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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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 Workinformation.

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.