Careers - Metronome


Every individual has unique passions, career goals, and personal values. We are here to make the connection between those and the needs of our customers. When the stars align, we welcome our new employees - or Pulsers as we like to call them - to the family. We offer competitive benefits to ensure that our Pulsers are well taken care of for whatever comes their way.

Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Analyst

Job Title
Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Analyst
Requirement ID
Washington,  DC
Other Location

Employment Type: Full-time

Required Security Clearance: Minimum Secret Clearance. All Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SOC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program. Previous DHS experience will be considered.

Required Education: Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education,

Required Experience

  • 2 to 4 years of professional experience for an entry-level analyst.

Functional Responsibility:

The DHS Cyber Security Support Service Program has a critical need for an Entry-Level Independent Verification and Validation Analysts for its Compliance and Process IV&V Support Team. The DHS Cyber Security Support Service Program is responsible for conducting Critical IT Controls (CIC) Assessments, IV&V over Component V&V of remediated controls, Quality Assurance Reviews of POA&Ms, and ATO Reviews. This is a full-time, fully-funded position based in Washington, DC.   

Primary responsibilities of the IV&V Analyst include reviewing and performing analysis of Component V&V (IV&V), assessing Critical IT Controls (NIST Framework), and performing Quality Assurance over assessment and remediation activities. Additional duties include assisting with updates to DHS 4300A Policy Directive (Attachment R), and related policy documents, creating and updating testing procedures (based on NIST 800-53A) for assessing DHS CFO Designated Systems, and analyzing system security documents for compliance with DHS 4300A and other mandates. Additional duties of the IV&V analyst include creating Component training materials, and updating guidance documentation to reflect changes in policies. The IV&V Analyst will assist in updating DHS 4300A Policy Directive Attachment H (POA&M Guidance Document), and assist in improving the existing process for Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) for DHS FISMA systems.


  • Previous IV&V experience is preferred
  • Previous IT experience is preferred


  • Previous IT testing and/or QA testing.
  • Knowledge of POA&M management.
  • DHS Security and/or Audit experience.

Work Schedule: Core Hours

Background Screening/Check/Investigation: Successful Completion of a Background Check will be required as a condition of hire.

Benefits: Metronome offers a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.  Benefit eligibility is determined on the type of position (full-time, part-time, temporary). Metronome’s range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Time-Off & Company Paid Holidays, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities.

Application Process: Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment.

  1. Select Create Profile and Apply to Requirement
  2. Complete your Profile and Answer the Questionnaire
  3. Upload a current resume
  4. Complete the Online Application and Submit

Evaluation Process: Metronome will evaluate applicants based on how well they meet the qualifications of the position above. Your completed application (including questionnaire, resume, and online application) will be used to determine your eligibility and how well you meet the qualifications for this position.

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to your resume and application; if either your resume or application contradicts or does not support your responses, you will disqualify yourself and not receive further consideration for this job.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Metronome does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Metronome is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process or hiring process should contact Metronome Human Resources at or 703-957-4082. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Required Skills

See above