Defense Point Security
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • 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 an IT Support Engineer, specifically to support Defense Point Security's corporate IT infrastructure and employees. You will be heavily involved in conducting ground-up design, implementation and on-going support of tools such as Splunk, vulnerability scanners, JIRA, etc. The position involves providing IT support to DPS employees while getting hands-on experience engineering IT systems in security, cloud, data analytics, and others.

This position is intended to build upon IT fundamentals by providing IT security skills in vulnerability assessment, security engineering, penetration testing, and security monitoring. You must be able to travel between our two primary office locations in Reston, VA and Alexandria, VA during location. You will need to be available during after-hours and for on-call support as needed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • IT Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Mobile Security
  • Cloud computing
  • IDS (i.e. Bro, Snort, Suricata, SourceFire, McAfee Intrushield IPS)
  • Log management tools (i.e. Splunk, ElasitcSearch)
  • Vulnerability assessment tools
  • Network analysis / sniffer tools
  • Patch management tools
  • Anti-Virus
  • JIRA / Confluence
  • Security monitoring practices
  • Cloud computing / AWS / Azure
  • Account Management

Job Requirements:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • 2 years of related exerience
  • Candidate must possess excellent written communication skills and the proven ability to present complex, IT fundamental skills, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge and experience in some of the following information technology / security disciplines is required:
    Virtualization Technologies (VMWare, etc...)
    Network design and operation, and/or Network+ certification
    Active Directory
    Unix or Linux shell environments
    Security / IT certification such as: CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, RHCE or CCNA-Security


Job Location: Reston, VA & Alexandria, VA

Position Type: Full Time/ Regular

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 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
  • 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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