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 ArcSight Engineer with an active Secret level clearance in Alexandria, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in installing and configuring the specified HP ArcSight products to meet the customer's business requirements, to include:
    o Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)
    o Logger
    o Connectors
  • Integrate data and event feeds with HP ArcSight SIEM
  • Perform upgrades, maintenance, performance tuning, and troubleshooting of HP ArcSight SIEM
  • Perform network analysis to confirm capability to support anticipated event load
  • Analyze end device availability and capability to provide critical business information
  • Define anticipated user types and roles
  • Determine data storage policies/capabilities and impacts on security operations
  • Determine how best to leverage HP ArcSight ESM (and associated products) to meet the strategic goals by defining "use cases"
  • Develop content based upon the identified "use cases" to include features of the ArcSight solutions including correlation rules, data monitors, reports, event annotation stages, case customization, active lists, and pattern discovery
  • Troubleshoot all aspects of the solution (database, content, implementation, etc.)
  • Conduct advanced use case development leveraging all product features (trends + variables + hierarchal architectures, Pattern Discovery)
  • Develop advanced flex connectors of all types (regex, db, etc.)

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in Network Security, Data Privacy, Risk management, Security Analysis and Incident Response utilizing SIEM technology
  • Experience using ArcSight ESM, Logger
  • Active Secret Clearance Required
  • DOD IAT Level II Certified

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform the following tasks: installation, configuration, and technical administration of ArcSight product components, to include: ArcSight ESM, ConApp and Logger
  • Hands on experience in installing, deploying, documenting, and troubleshooting network perimeter security technologies such as firewalls, proxy servers, intrusion prevention/detection (IDS/IPS)
  • Knowledge of security compliance policy, programs, processes, and metrics
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security and Information Protection and Privacy



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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