Defense Point Security
  • Silver Spring, MD, 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 Network Security Engineer SME in Silver Spring, MD.

Network Security Engineer SME Job Responsibilities:

  • Install, configure, manage and maintain large networks utilizing Gigabit Ethernet layer 2 & layer 3 switches, 802.11AC wireless, Fiber & Cat5e/6 cabling, TCP/IP, WANs, VPNs, routers, firewalls, VoIP, VLANs, SANs etc. supporting products such as Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet and Palo Alto
  • Implement network security best practices; develop and maintain Acceptable Use Policy for IP Network, Firewall and Filtering policies
  • Research equipment specifications and recommend configuration standards for servers, switches, storage provisions, and other network equipment
  • Design augments/enhancements to existing network technologies to sustain their useful life or repair chronic issue(s)
  • Develop and publish standards for network architecture to include backbone and customer projects
  • Must have in-depth knowledge on Domain Name Service policies and Address management
  • Diagnose and resolve routing issues, congestion problems, and hardware and software failure and other network connectivity/performance problems
  • Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and system performance
  • Maintain compliance with all security policies
  • Conduct formal Analysis of Alternative studies including vendor outreach
  • Maintain network operations and workstations, including WAN and VPN access provisions

Network Security Engineer SME Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • BS in MIS, Computer Science, or related technical field or equivalent experience
  • 5 years experience in network administration
  • Knowledge of federal security standards and requirements including FISMA, NIST, etc.
  • Works effectively with Microsoft, LinuxUnix systems
  • One of the following certifications: CCNA, CompTIA A+, Network+, GCIH, GSEC, GISP, or ISC2 SSPC
  • Knowledge of various security tools (e.g., AV, HIPS, firewalls, VPN, DLP, etc.) with product experience in Intel/MacAfee's ESM (Nitro), DLP and Webgateway, FortiGuard, ArcSight, SPLUNK, RSA NetWitness Suite and Archer GRC, LookingGlass, Exabeam, Gigamon, FireEye, IBM Appscan, Fortify and Encase is preferred


Job Location: Silver Spring, MD

Position Type: Full Time/ Regular

Security Requirements: Public Trust

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
  • 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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