Working at Criterion

Our corporate culture is built on commitment — commitment to our customers and our employees. At Criterion Systems, we work hard because we believe in what we do, the services we provide, and one another. We value the continuous pursuit and promotion of the entrepreneurial spirit and the success of our employees.

Our corporate leaders firmly believe that our employees’ personal well-being and professional progress are essential components of Criterion ’s overall success. We understand the critical work life balance and recognize the value added by each employee. This is reflected in every aspect of our culture, from our competitive compensation packages and company-sponsored team building events to mentorship opportunities. Simply saying we appreciate our employees isn’t enough, we strive to show it.

As an innovative Cybersecurity and IT services company that serves government agencies, we work in a fast-paced and demanding environment. The work we do is challenging and rewarding. We are proud to make a notable, positive difference every day.



Award Winning

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A Word From Our CEO

Criterion is an industry-recognized cybersecurity and systems integration leader. Over the past four years, we have almost quadrupled our revenue and total staff strength as a result of organic growth across our current contracts supporting agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Information Technology Center (NITC), and the Department of Commerce, as well as new contracts with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the US Army.

Criterion’s culture celebrates the combination of outstanding technical skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. Companies are built with skilled people, not desks and chairs, and Criterion takes care of its people. Criterion hires the best in the industry and pays them for their talent and expertise they bring with them. Our employees believe in our customers’ missions and do their utmost to help them succeed. This drive has manifested itself in our overall growth and the recent growth and business awards we have won. We are particularly proud that Criterion was named to the Washington Post Top Workplaces for the first time in 2019.

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

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 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.

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.