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Criterion Systems Senior Cyber Security Architect in Las Vegas, Nevada


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 . Criterion Systems is a Military/Veteran Friendly Company therefore we encourage Veterans to apply.


We are seeking a Senior Cybersecurity Architect to join our Cybersecurity Team to support a government customer.

This position is in Las Vegas, Nevada with travel to various CONUS client locations.

The Senior Cybersecurity Architect will provide expert level strategic planning to develop technical solutions , provide techn i cal guid ance and assist ance , perform review and development of cybersecurity relevant policies ; all with an “enterprise view” and in conjunction with support provided by a team of Cybersecurity Architects and Senior Systems Engineers working under a major Federal government contract, supporting both classified and unclassified information systems and networks.

This is a highly collaborative position that requires an understanding of the client organization ’s business needs and provid ing secure technical solutions to meet those needs by interfacing with contract staff, government client managers and executives, and other contractors.

Duties, Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Be a technology l ead er within a team of senior systems engineer s , senior network engineers, cybersecurity architects, and software developers .

  • Close collaboration with customer personnel and teams to ensure solutions are developed with an Enterprise mindset and ensure solutions address site specific requirements and concerns.

  • Work closely with Project Managers to develop and execute cybersecurity and IT projects.

  • Providing technical guidance and mentoring to teams within the organization .

  • Interview stakeholders to identify and collect requirements .

  • Lead the development and maintenance of Security Architecture documents and artifacts .

  • Develop secure solutions for enterprise, enclave, and local-level information systems .

  • Creat e , analyz e , and improv e effectiveness of business and engineering processes .

  • Support the strategic technical vision for the customer organization .

  • Design solutions that satisfy redundancy, high - availability , scalability, security, and manageability requirements .

  • Lead the development and maintenance of the organization’s technology roadmap .

  • Support t he d evelopment and execution of plans to achieve the technology roadmap .

  • Maintain a broad knowledge-base of emerging threats and technologies , and techniques to detect and mitigate them .

  • Active participation in Engineering Review activities .

  • Leading and working within cross-functional and cross-site teams, building consensus, and influencing project directions to achieve strategic objectives

  • Support the development of and updating of Cybersecurity and IT policies and procedures .

  • Disrupt the status quo to eliminate complacency and drive innovation into cybersecurity and IT operations.

  • Continual optimization of cybersecurity solutions to manage operating and maintenance costs and labor burden while improving effectiveness and responsiveness.

  • This position may require up to 25% travel .


Required Experience, Education, Skills & Technologies

  • Excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills .

  • Strong problem-solving ability and analytical skills .

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of architecture standards and patterns, and a passion for advocating their correct usage .

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of best practices for securing networks and computer systems .

  • Experience designing, architecting, or implementing complex enterprise systems .

  • Previous experience leading IT and/or cybersecurity teams and projects .

  • In-depth knowledge of networking systems, architecture .

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft O/S and services .

  • In-depth knowledge of Linux O/S and services .

  • In-depth knowledge of virtualization technologies .

  • In-depth knowledge with cloud architectures and systems and security approaches .

  • Effective leadership and relationship management skills , with ability to influence activity and performance without direct authority .

  • Experience in implementing and delivering technology projects requiring cross-functional coordination .

  • Solid understanding of best practices in designing and maintaining high availability systems and environments .


  • 10 years of experience in Cybersecurity, IT, Systems Administration, Network Architecture, Systems Development , or related field .

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science , cybersecurity, information technology, or related area, or substitute with 4 years of work experience in a related field .

  • U.S. Citizenship is required (no dual citizenship) .

    Preferred Experience, Education, Skills & Technologies

  • Current Q or TS clearance with SCI .

  • Experience architecting and/or engineering data pipelines, ETL processes, data ingestion systems , data storage, data normalization, data warehousing, and/or similar.

  • Experience with engineering and architecture in a large, geographically separated , interconnected enterprise environment.

  • Working knowledge of architecture frameworks and standards used in Federal Government IT and security operations .

  • E xperience working in a classified or highly secured IT networks and environments .

  • A combination of standard Information Assurance industry certifications, to include GSEC, CISSP, CISM, CCIE, MCSE, RHCA, DoD 8570 or the ability to obtain a certification .

  • Knowledge and experience of intrusion analysis, digital forensics, incident response, and incident management .

  • Knowledge and experience working with Big Data and high-volume systems .

  • Strong experience mitigating and remediating PC LOAD LETTER errors.

  • Experience working with and designing geographically separated infrastructures and disaster recovery planning .

  • Strong experience and background in solution development and deployment of large-scale distributed systems .

  • Strong understating of risk management, vulnerability mitigation, and compliance requirements for Federal IT systems .

    Security Clearance Level

  • Must be clear-able , or already have an active DOE Q or TS clearance .

    Work Schedule

  • Full-time on-site in Las Vegas

    Benefits Offered

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Tuition/Training Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid Time Off, and Holidays.

    Criterion Systems, LLC and its subsidiaries are 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. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit https://careers-criterion-sys.icims.com/.

Job LocationsUS-NV-Las Vegas

ID 2024-3212

Category Information Technology

Type Lead