Why Work At Criterion?

A Word From Our CEO, Promod Sharma

Criterion is an industry-recognized Cybersecurity and IT leader. In the last two years, we have almost tripled its revenue and total staff strength as a result of organic growth across our current contracts supporting agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE) and recent contract awards with new customers including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Information Technology Center (NITC), and the Department of Commerce.

In 2017, we were recognized on the prestigious Inc. 5000 List as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America and we won the Moxie Award in the Cybersecurity Category.

My commitment to Criterion in 2018 is to continue this record growth, sustain the current momentum, and deliver on our mission of building a world-class Cybersecurity and IT company. My promise to our customers is to continue to deliver innovative technical solutions for complex problems and exceptional customer service.

Would you like to be part of this exciting organization? Please consider applying to one of our open positions.

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Working at Criterion

As a service company – our employees are our most valuable asset. We have an Employee Outreach and Retention program centered on communications, camaraderie, recognition, and career tracks.

The program includes:
•    Quarterly All Hands meetings
•    Quarterly happy hours
•    Team lunches
•    Quarterly and annual awards to celebrate employee achievements

Employee Testimonials

We’re Hiring

Criterion is currently looking for motivated individuals to join our team to support ‍‍‍our clients across the government at federal civilian agencies like the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD), and the Intelligence Community (IC).‍‍‍

Peruse our current job openings below or submit your resume for general consideration. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please click here for assistance. Send inquiries to or call us at 703-942-5800 for more information.

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Medical Coverage

Employees have the choice of three Medical Insurance plans – an HSA, an HMO, or a PPO. All Medical Insurance plans include prescription drug coverage. Criterion covers the full cost of employee HSA and HMO coverage and a majority of the cost of family coverage. Employees can opt out of Medical Insurance and choose to receive a taxable benefit of $450 per quarter.

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Vision Coverage

Vision Insurance is available for employees and their dependents. Criterion covers the full cost of employee coverage and a majority of the cost of family coverage.

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Disability Insurance

Criterion provides Short and Long Term Disability Insurance at no cost to employees.

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Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Criterion provides Life and AD&D Insurance at two times the annual salary, up to $250,000. There is no cost to employees.

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Education & Training Assistance

Criterion offers up to $3,000 per calendar year for job-related training or tuition reimbursement as approved by the supervisor.

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Flexible Spending Accounts

Criterion offers Heath and Dependent Care FSAs so employees can contribute pre-tax dollars to pay health and dependent care expenses. Criterion covers the administrative cost of the benefit.

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Employee Discounts

Criterion partners with LifeMart for discounts on items like movie tickets, travel options, and shopping.

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Consolidated Leave

Employees may use Paid Time Off (PTO) for vacation, sick, or personal leave. PTO accrues according to the following schedule: 0-2 Years: 15 Days; 3-7 Years: 20 Days; Over 7 Years: 25 Days. Criterion offers 10 paid holidays per year.

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Dental Coverage

Dental Insurance is available for employees and their dependents. Criterion covers the full cost of employee coverage and a majority of the cost of family coverage.

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401(k) Plan

Criterion matches 50% of up to 8% of pay contributed by employees as allowed by law.

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Voluntary Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employees can elect additional Voluntary Life Insurance for themselves (up to $500,000), their spouse (up to $250,000), and their children (up to $10,000). Employees cover the cost of the benefit.

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Employee Referral

Rewards for referring job candidates to Criterion Systems.

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Health Savings Accounts

Employees who participate in the HSA medical plan can open a Health Savings Account. Criterion makes a competitive contribution to employees’ HSAs on a per-pay-period basis.

Pets of Criterion

We love our furry friends!

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.

Know Your Rights

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act | Equal Employment Opportunity | Employee Polygraph Protection Act | Pay Transparency. 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 or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.