Defense Point Security
  • Washington, DC, 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 Security Engineer in Washington, D.C. with an active Secret level security clearance.

Security Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts Operations and Maintenance and configuration management for all SOC tools.
  • Provides security engineering, integration and implementation of security tools for the SOC.
  • Provides analysis related to the design, development, and integration of hardware, software, man-machine interfaces and all system level requirements to provide an integrated IT solution.
  • Performs analysis, design, and development of security infrastructure for a Department-level SOC.
  • Performs O&M for SOC tools including incident response and tracking system with a focus on ePO and McAfee tool set. Other tools may include NIDS, SIEM, Log Management architecture, DLP, Forensic tool suites, Vulnerability Assessment scanners, and many other SOC-tools.
  • Conducts troubleshooting of mission-critical system issues on a 24x7x365 basis.
  • Provide security management, process engineering and operations management to a Security Operations Center. You will also be involved in incident response and detection, systems and database administration, network and software engineering and event / log management.

Security Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8+ years of experience in IT
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • Experience in system administration, database administration, network engineering, software engineering, or software development, with a concentration in Cyber Security.
  • Working knowledge of ePO and McAfee tool set policy development and enforcement.
  • Workable methodology for piloting and deployment of security software to a production environment.
  • Experience with Data Loss Prevention using the Device Control Module from blocking device access and Content Review.
  • Experience with Endpoint Security and Adaptive Threat Protection.
  • Experience with Threat Intelligence Exchange, Advanced Threat Detection and Data Exchange Layer
  • Experience with File and Removable Media Prevention encryption utility.
  • Experience with McAfee SaaS Web Proxy and Client Proxy utility
  • Preferred Security certification such as: CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, RHCE or CCNA-Security.


Job Location: Washington DC

Security Requirement: DOD Secret

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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