Defense Point Security
  • U.S. Travel & Reston, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Benefits: See Below

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 is currently seeking a Splunk Engineer

You will be required to travel to customer sites to conduct engagements on behalf of Splunk Inc. DPS is looking for engineers with experience in ground up engineering, design, and implementation efforts. A focus in security is a plus, however, based on experience will consider all engineering backgrounds surrounding cloud implementations, infrastructure build outs, automation, advanced O&M methodologies, linux/windows administration, and application deployment/support.

It is preferred that you be well versed in Splunk technology and implementation best practices and have a working knowledge in the variety of architectural variations of the Splunk product. This includes Splunk scalability, capacity planning, distributed setup, Search Head Clustering, Index Clustering, and performance specifications. In addition to technical aptitude, you must be well spoken and be capable of driving objectives for short term engagements while maintaining customer satisfaction. Engagements require high quality documentation, tracking of tasks and generation of deliverables on a daily and weekly basis. Candidates will be required to keep accurate records of all expenses and will be submitting expense reports on a weekly basis.

Experience with storage technologies, platform administration on Linux and Windows and experience with many of todays security tool sets (IPS/IDS, AV, Firewalls, Switches, etc) is a plus. Experience with Splunk premium apps such as Enterprise Security, IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), and VMware is also a plus. 

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation. 
  • Minimum 5 years experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Solid foundational IT knowledge
  • Experience with both Windows and Linux platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Security+, Network+, CISSP or other related certifications
  • Hands on experience with Enterprise Applications
  • Hands on experience with Security Tools such as IDS/IPS, Anti-virus, Endpoint Management
  • Hands on experience with Virtualization Technology such as VMWare or Virtualbox.
  • Hands on experience with Storage Technology such as NetApp or EMC.
  • Scripting/Programming experience in Python, Perl, Powershell or Bash.
  • Active Directory
  • Three tiered application model
  • Firewalls and internet proxy devices
  • Security monitoring practices
  • Unix or Linux shell environments
  • Security signature generation methods and techniques
  • Event flows (i.e. Syslog)
  • IDS (i.e. Enterasys Dragon, SourceFire, Snort, McAfee Intrushield IPS)
  • Security Information Event Management (SIEM)
  • Log management tools (i.e. Splunk)
  • Vulnerability assessment tools
  • Network analysis / sniffer tools
  • Patch management tools
  • Anti-Virus (i.e. Mcafee ePO HBSS / Symantec SEP)
  • Experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment.
  • Security certification such as: CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, RHCE or CCNA-Security


Job Location: U.S. Travel 

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

Security Requirement: Must be able to pass a security background check.

All candidates must be clearable.

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Defense Point Security is an IT Security Consulting firm specializing in public and private sector security solutions.  Our goal is to provide expert IT security services to our clients while cultivating information security knowledge among all employees for the advancement of cyber security.  Defense Point Security offers a competitive employment package including medical, vision, and dental insurance (among others).

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 is 100% fully vested after 90 days
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Heath Care, Dependent Care, Transit and Parking
  • Communter Assistance
  • Paid Time Off starting at 3 weeks a year (15 days)
  • 10 paid Federal Holidays
  • Up to $100 per month reimbursed for cell phone
  • Up to $50 per month reimbursed for home internet
  • Up to $200 every 2 years for a cell phone upgrade
  • Capital BikeShare Membership for DC Metro Area
  • Reimbursement for qualifying training expenses
  • Flexible / Alternative Work Schedules

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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