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 Penetration Tester in Alexandria, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create formal documentation prior to executing penetration tests documenting scope, boundaries, risks, etc
  • Create after-action reports documenting results including findings, risk mitigation recommendations, and lessons learned
  • Design, prepare, and execute live security exercises to assess the effectiveness of preventative controls and the ability of the SOC to detect, respond, and recover from a security incident
  • Documentation of security exercises including the formal plan, execution summary, and after action report
  • Coordinate with stakeholders (system owners, IT program managers, Security Operations Center personnel, etc) when designing and executing tests and exercises
  • Research new threats, attack vectors, and risks
  • Verify the security findings from other members of the penetration testing team

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 years of prior work experience specializing in penetration testing or experience performing incidence response for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) type incidents for a large enterprise
  • Experience creating exploits for vulnerabilities or industry certifications relating to penetration testing (GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSEE, etc) or experience performing APT incident response
  • Expertise creating reusable exploits for disclosed or undisclosed vulnerabilities using scripting languages (PowerShell, Python, Ruby, Perl, etc) for penetration testing or incident response
  • Experience with at least one of the following frameworks: Metasploit, Core Impact, or Immunity Canvas
  • Ability to work independently and also collaborate closely with incident responders, SOC analysts
  • Knowledge of the latest security threats, techniques, and exploits targeting vulnerabilities
  • Strong familiarity with multiple operating systems, databases, applications and platforms
  • Understanding of SQL, XSS, CSRF, XXE, and other trends in web exploitation


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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