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Information Assurance/System Security Architect

Type: Full-time
Category: Solutions Architect
Location: Alexandria, VA
Clearance: None


As an Information Assurance/System Security Architect Level 3 on our Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) team, you will collaborate with DoD OIG personnel to oversee our portfolio of systems – ensuring quality, performance, and efficiencies are realized. The DoD OIG keeps the Secretary of Defense and the Congress fully and currently informed of fraud, waste, abuse, and deficiencies. You will be part of a team operating as an MSP, to supply holistic IT support to the DoD OIG. 

This program Primarily supports the Defense Case Activity Tracking System, Enterprise (D-CATSe). D-CATSe is the authoritative case management system of the DoD OIG for administrative investigations.  The application offers a central point of management for DoD OIG Hotline, Investigations of Senior Officials, and Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations business units, from first contact through case closure.


Participates in risk assessment during the Certification and Accreditation process.  Designs, develops, implements, and integrates information assurance architecture, system, or system component for use within data center, network, and enclave environments. Participates in information systems risk assessments and designs security countermeasures to mitigate identified risks.  Ensures that the architecture and design of DoD information systems (IS) are functional and secure.  As necessary, designs and develops IA or IA enabled products, interface specifications, and approaches to secure the environment.  Utilizes experience and judgment to plan and accomplish enclave security related goals.  Supports system or network designs that encompass multiple data center or networks to include those with differing data protection/classification requirements.  Reports to DAA for IA issues with separate reporting to other senior management for network operational requirements, as necessary. 

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform system requirements analysis and provide functional and engineering requirements. 
    Assist in analyzing current support requirements and capabilities in relation to existing functions, operations, technology, and technical trends.
  • Develop requirements baseline and update requirements per guidance, architectural/infrastructural changes, and stakeholder discussions.
  • Develop a repeatable process via requirements management plan to document requirements and ensure traceability to properly generate test cases/use cases. 
  • Implement and maintain a requirements traceability matrix (RTM), capturing initial and future requirements baselines. 
  • Maintain and update the requirements management process to ensure the integrity of approved baseline requirements, while collecting, vetting, and documenting new requirements within the process.
  • Conduct surveys, interviews, and research to develop solution strategies for alternative opportunities.
  • Perform system requirements analysis consisting of a structured approach to translate users’ needs into a technical system, product definitions as well as functional and engineering requirements.
  • Conduct analysis, identify “as-is” and “to-be” processes, collect relevant data, information, and documentation to formulate and implement a solution or recommendation.
  • Develop data collection methods and tools to monitor status and provide updates when changes occur.


  • BA/BS with at least 10 years of Configuration Management experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft technologies, to include but not limited to Dynamics Customer Relationship Management, SharePoint, SQL, Identity Management, Systems Center Operations Manager, and Exchange.
  • DoD 8570 certified at IAT or IAM Level I
  • Prolonged periods setting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must have an active Secret Security Clearance.

Desired Experience:

  • Previous experience working for the DoD IG
  • Knowledge of the Defense Case Activity Tracking System, Enterprise

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds at times.


Working at NT Concepts means that you are part of an innovative, agile company dedicated to solving the most critical challenges in National Security. We're expert leaders and problem solvers who roll up our sleeves to get the job done. We're passionate, curious, and committed to doing important work. At the same time, we're life-long learners, avid mentors, and we like to have fun.

We're looking for the best and the brightest to join us in supporting the mission of National Security. If meaningful work, initiative, creativity, and continuous self-improvement are important to your career, join our growing talent network and discover What's Next for you.

NT Concepts 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions. Contact us if you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process. All resumes are held in confidence. NT Concepts participates in E-Verify.