Defense Point Security
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Do you want to work for a company that is passionate about security and has a fun, start-up culture with large company perks? Do you want to be in an environment where you will continuously learn new skills, grow and take on new opportunities due to the abundance of new projects on the horizon?

If you answered yes to these questions, this opportunity could be for you! 

Defense Point Security offers a competitive benefits package to include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Premiums are 100% paid by DPS for employee and eligible dependents
  • Personal Accident Insurance paid by DPS
  • Life Insurance paid by DPS
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance paid by DPS
  • 401k Contribution Matching and 100% vested after 90 days
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Assistance
  • Paid Time Off starting at 3 weeks a year (15 days)
  • 10 paid Federal Holidays
  • Capital BikeShare Membership for DC Metro Area
  • Reimbursement for qualifying training expenses
  • Flexible / Alternative Work Schedules

Defense Point Security is currently seeking a Senior ForeScout Engineer in Reston, VA.

Senior ForeScout Engineer Job Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for the integration and hands-on implementation of new capabilities and managing existing capabilities for Federal Agencies in support of the customer requirements. You will work closely with architects and engineers to assess customer requirements, and design or extend capabilities offered by the ForeScout platform in support of dashboard data requirements. Additionally, you will serve as a trusted advisor, providing subject matter expertise, guidance, and best practice recommendations.

  • Design, plan, deploy and operate ForeScout physical and virtual appliances, including the Enterprise Manager and SecureConnector and other agent software, configuration, or policies.
  • Design, develop and implement policies and conditions; establish and customize device classification and clarification, controls, and notifications.
  • Implement and configure ForeScout modules and plugins like ServiceNow, McAfee ePO. Symantec, Splunk, CyberArk, RAPID7, Tenable, AWS, Mobile Device Management, etc.
  • Implement NAC or other network devices in fault tolerant and high availability configurations
  • Establish device segmentation and restricting devices based on role, classification, compliance, location, port and security groups
  • Work with architects, integration engineers and developers to design solutions to adhere to CDM and customer requirements.
  • Experience leading technical discussions with internal and external customers
  • Work closely with network and operations teams to establish and document requirements to complete implementation and configuration tasks
  • Create solutions to improve data quality, security, and compliance or extend current capabilities and offerings to customers
  • Act as an escalation point for ForeScout product issues
  • Provide Tier 3 support to customers and act as the subject matter expert
  • Plan and deploy patches and upgrades
  • Develop and maintain installation documentation and SOPs as required
  • Provide mentoring and support to other engineers

Senior ForeScout Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen and capable of attaining DHS Suitability and Public Trust 6C
    Clearance or above
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 6 years of IT experience
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience installing, troubleshooting, and advanced configuration of ForeScout in an enterprise setting.
  • Experience in security, network operations, monitoring, vulnerability analysis, and/or advanced threat protection.
  • Experience using ForeScout or similar tool for advanced threat detection and the development and application
    of policies for remediation.
  • Experience in LAN/WAN, VPN, routers, firewalls, route tables, access control lists, NAT, network
  • Experience with enterprise device types, operating systems (Windows and UNIX), active
    Directory and Windows domain management including group policy objects.
  • Experience with VMware virtualization technologies, including one or more: ESXi, VMware View, vCenter Server, vCloud Director.
  • Understanding of the key technologies relevant to API and application integration including SSO, SAML, JASON, PKI, SSL, REST, XML, DHS, DHCP, AD/AD FS, LDAP, JDBC, ODBC
  • Understanding of application security protocols such as Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail
    Extensions (S/MIME) and Secure Shell (SSH); web-based transactions using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security (TLS); and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) using Internet
    Protocol Security (IPsec) and SSL/TLS.

Senior ForeScout Engineer Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • ForeScout certification is desired
  • Security+ and/or related Cloud Security certification or higher is desired
  • Experience supporting Incident response and handling; scanning for malicious content,
    automation and aggregation of intelligence data.
  • Knowledge of ForeScout integration as it relates to Cloud Services and Mobile asset management.
  • Experience implementing ForeScout extended modules and capabilities to include cloud (AWS,
    Azure, etc.)
  • Experience in scripting or programming: Python, Java, Unix shell, PowerShell
  • Experience with one of the Phase 1 tools such as McAfee ePO MVM, Application Control, IBM Big Fix, Tenable SCCV, Splunk.
  • Ability to perform ETL operations to retrieve enrichment content from existing hardware,
    software, system boundary inventories.

Job Location: Reston, VA 

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.

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Defense Point Security is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse Community workforce. DPS gives equal consideration to all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class. 

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