Defense Point Security
  • Springfield, 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 a Splunk Engineer in Springfield, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deployment of Splunk family of software to support the customers log retention, aggregation and analysis requirements, including: Splunk scalability, capacity planning, distributed setup, Search Head Clustering, Index Clustering and performance specifications
  • Perform installation, configuration management, capacity planning, license management, data integration, data transformation, field extraction, event parsing, data preview, and application management of Splunk
  • Design and customize complex search queries and promote advance searching, forensics, and analytics
  • Develop dashboards, data models, reports and optimize performance
  • Develop, implement and document configuration standards, policies, and procedures for operating, managing and ensuring the security of the Splunk infrastructure
  • Participate in incident, problem, and change management process related to Splunk
  • Work closely with Linux and Windows server administration teams to diagnose and resolve configuration issues
  • Analyze logs for all major applications and come up with the most affected areas or reoccurring issues

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related engineering field with training in information security
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Be well versed in Splunk technology, implementation of best practices and have a working knowledge in the variety of architectural variations of the Splunk product.
  • Hands on experience with Enterprise Applications
  • Hands on experience with Security Tools such as IDS/IPS, AV, Endpoint management
  • Hands on experience with Virtualization Technology such as VMWare
  • Hands on experience with Storage Technology such as NetApp or Panassas
  • Scripting/Programming experience with Python, Perl, Powershell or Bash
  • Active Directory
  • Firewalls and internet proxy devices
  • Security monitoring practices
  • Unix or Linux Shell environments
  • Event flows (i.e. Syslog)
  • Security Information Event Management (SIEM)
  • Experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with storage technologies, SQL Server, Hadoop, platform administration on Linux and Windows
  • Security certification(s) such as: Splunk certifications (Architect, Certified Consultant, Power User), CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security +, Network +, Linux +, MCSE, or CCNA-Security


Job Location: Springfield, VA

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

Security Requirement: Secret

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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