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 an Identity and Access Management (IDAM) Operations Analyst in Reston, VA.

IDAM Operations Analyst Job Responsibilities:
You are responsible for supporting cybersecurity systems integration efforts on large task orders for multiple government agencies by performing hands-on operational support for Privileged Access Management functions. You will also coordinate with other teams to support additional issue, problem and incident management activities as required. You will need to be familiar with the methodologies and tools used to support customer requirements and capabilities to monitor and protect privileged accounts in an organization's IT environments. You will work closely with solution engineers, testers, training teams, and the agencies themselves to ensure successful operations and maintenance of the existing and new capabilities.

  • Provide operations and maintenance (O&M) support and integration of privileged account security solutions in both lab and production environments.
  • Install and configure application updates, patches, and hotfixes.
  • Support advanced troubleshooting activities requested by Tier II staff.
  • Coordinate, oversee, and participate in the installation, configuration, and support of COTS cybersecurity solutions within complex government environments, acting as the primary point of contact for support and integration-related access management issues.
  • Coordinate with teams spanning a range of disciplines from systems engineering and IT operations to testing and quality assurance.
  • Support the transition of new capabilities to operations in accordance with a System Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) and in coordination with software testing.
  • Participate on matrix-managed team with operations, engineering, and others to generate root cause analyses (RCA), update tickets, and resolve problems and incidents.
  • Perform and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for operations and maintenance support.
  • Support and observe software testing activities to meet task order requirements.
  • Follow documented methods and practices to deliver effective, efficient, and professional operations support.
  • Recommend process improvements or operational efficiencies to drive increased value for the customer, the team, and the program.
  • Prioritize troubleshooting activities requested by Tier II staff, to include rapid installation and configuration of test systems to model customer environment.
  • Maintain the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of data across physical and logical solution boundaries in a multi-agency environment.
  • Participate in regular reviews with Service Design and Service Transition.
  • Coordinate with Agency's local engineering resources and OEMs for patching, upgrading, or renewing tool and sensor software and hardware.
  • Identify areas for improvement and optimization within existing data interfaces and transport mechanisms as part of continuous improvement initiatives.

IDAM Operations Analyst Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience in IT or information security, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 years of experience in systems integration or implementation activities for security solutions within the identity and access management domain.
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies/products: Identity Management, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Authentication and Single Sign On (SSO), SailPoint, CA PAM, CyberArk, Beyond Trust PAM, or other Privileged Access Management solutions
  • Background in information security systems with specific knowledge around access control and privileged access management
  • Hands-on Windows 2012 Server (or more recent) administration experience
  • Hands-on Active Directory and LDAP experience, especially with implementing HSPD-12
  • Functional understanding of TCP/IP networks and network boundary controls
  • Functional understanding of the following protocols: TCP, UDP, DNS, NetBIOS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, SNMP, SSH, SSL
  • Functional understanding of database concepts
  • Windows GPO management experience, including troubleshooting GPO conflicts
  • Proficiency with MS Visio, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Basic UNIX/Linux system administration experience preferred
  • Intermediate skill level with creating, modifying, and executing system script


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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