Defense Point Security
  • Alexandria, 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 Cyber Security Systems Engineer in Alexandria, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides cybersecurity engineering support to the CBP Cyber Security Operations Center for the following tools: Splunk, SourceFire (FireSIGHT), RSA Security Analytics (NetWitness), Nessus Server for Tenable, Symantec DLP and SEP, Cisco NextGen Firewalls
  • Determine problem areas and start projects without being tasked to do so
  • Brief senior government management on a variety of engineering topics dealing with the agency's systems

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related disciplines; or have equivalent and direct experience in leading and managing a network security engineering team
  • 5 years experience in security focused IT engineering
  • One or more of the following certifications: Red Hat Linux, CCNP, SourceFire/FireSIGHT, Splunk Architecture, RSA Security Analytics, Symantec SEP and/or DLP
  • Must be able to obtain ITIL Foundations Version 3 certification within 90 days of joining our company
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of log and monitoring management systems, security event monitoring systems, network-based and host-based intrusion detection systems, firewall technologies, malware detection and enterprise-level antivirus solutions/systems, VPN technologies and encryptions standards
  • Demonstrated and significant experience in the operations, management, monitoring and maintenance of network security devices and technologies, including firewalls, routers, VPN, IDS sensors, proxies, wireless access points, PKI, domain controllers, security information event managers, etc
  • Knowledge of and experience in the application and implementation of Enterprise Cyber Security architecture and design
  • Preferred in-depth knowledge on two of the following software and cyber security tools:
    -Splunk Enterprise Security 6.2 or higher
    -SourceFire (SourceFire/FireSIGHT certification preferred)
    -Symantec Security Endpoint (SEP) experience
    -Firewall configuration for Cisco, Blue Coat, Checkpoint or other similar product devices
    -System administrator experience for Tenable Nessus Security Center and Core Impact penetration testing applications
    -Invincea experience a major plus
  • Ability to use BMC Remedy ticketing systems
  • Practical experience in the application, management and implementation of security policies, controls and baselines to wide range of operating systems; i.e. Red Hat Linux and Windows, network equipment; i.e. Cisco routers, switches and firewalls, and network security devices; i.e. IDS and IPS sensors, proxy servers, VPN concentrators, etc
  • Ability to review and understand technical policies and standards and provide subject matter expertise and recommendations in its practical application and implementation in an enterprise network security environment
  • Experience with the practice and execution of change, problem and incident management concepts and methodologies; i.e. ITIL



Job Location: Alexandria, VA

Position Type: Full Time/ 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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