Defense Point Security
  • Remote & 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 a Penetration Tester with an active Secret level security clearance for a remote opportunity with some travel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform penetration testing of applications, systems and enclaves belonging to or run by the federal government
  • Identify security flaws in computing platforms and applications and devise strategies and techniques to mitigate identified cybersecurity risks
  • Perform application and network penetration testing and wireless security assessments
  • Apply offensive cybersecurity testing techniques, coordinate testing projects with internal and external system owners
  • Reports the nature of identified cyber security risks and recommends risk mitigation measures to improve the cyber security posture of the enterprise.

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • 3 years proven proficiency in performing extensive vulnerability assessment and penetration testing
  • 2 years of experience with testing tools, including Nessus, Metasploit CANVAS, NMAP, Burp Suite, and Kismet
  • 2 years of experience with network vulnerability assessments and penetration testing methods
  • 2 years of experience with using, administering, and troubleshooting a major version of Linux
  • 1 year experience with writing testing assessment reports
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and networking architectures
  • Knowledge of open security testing standards and projects, including OWASP
  • Knowledge of database, applications, and Web server design and implementation
  • Experience scripting in Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash, or Java
  • Experience with wireless LAN security testing

1 of the following DoD 8570 Certifications required prior to start:

  • GLSC
  • CISM
  • CISSP or Associate
  • CISA
  • GSE
  • SCNA
  • GCIH

Possess a certification in penetration testing, such as:

  • Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT)
  • Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Global Information Assurance Certification Penetration Tester (GPEN)




Job Location: Telework

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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