Job ID 2020-4748
Job Locations
IT: Information Assurance / Quality / Cyber Security
Regular Full-Time


NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. NCI's AI solution, Shai(tm), scales humans with artificial intelligence by empowering the workforce to meet their mission by using best in class AI solutions coupled with our exceptional service offerings. Working with strategic partners, NCI is committed to bringing commercial innovation to missions of national importance. NCI is a mid-tier systems integrator headquartered in Reston, VA, and operates at locations across the globe.


NCI has been designated a 2020 Military Friendly Employer by  



NCI: As a System Security Expert, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining system security plans; ensures systems obtain and maintain an authorization to operate (ATO). You provide oversight of information systems security program for applications and systems within the ATO boundary as well as advise Software Developers, Project Managers, and other team members on the optimal methods to meet security requirements while minimizing impact and delays in meeting mission requirements.


Highlights of Responsibilities:

  • Assess and mitigates system security risks
  • Determine and analyzes security requirements for implementation and testing
  • Review and continuously monitors implemented security controls
  • Perform security control assessment using federal security guidance and as per continuous monitoring requirements
  • Support audit and client engagements, coordinate the collection, review and submission of Information Security deliverables and coordinate the remediation of audit concerns
  • Perform risk analyses to determine and recommends essential safeguards
  • Proactively mitigate system vulnerabilities and recommends compensating controls
  • Prepare security authorization packages following client contractual requirements
  • Develops core documents including System Security Plan, Contingency Plan, Incident Response Plan, Standard Operating Procedures, Plan of Actions and Milestones, Remediation Plans, and Configuration Management Plan
  • Maintain client-specific Plan of Action and Milestones and supports remediation activities
  • Conduct independent scans
  • Supervise other staff members
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple simultaneous high priorities Stay abreast of security technologies and best practices.
  • Skillful to multitask and flexible to changing strategies and re-prioritized tasks



  • U.S Citizenship
  • National security clearance at the SECRET level
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, or Cyber Security; Master's degree is preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in Systems Security
  • Security+CE or GSLC or CAP Certification preferred
  • Versed in FISMA, FedRAMP, NIST 800-53v4, NIST SP 800-145
  • Experience in Security Risk Management Regulations, Standards Policies and Procedures, Privacy and Data Protection, Network Security Operations, Security Architecture, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity, and Risk Management
  • Experience with Cloud implementation and support, Risk assessment expertise with Cloud environments
  • Experience in security scanning and application security analysis.
  • Passion and experience for keeping up with current security threats
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development environment


Physical Requirements: 

This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

  • Sitting for long periods.
  • Ambulate throughout an office.
  • Ambulate between several buildings.


It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulationsNCI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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