Defense Point Security
  • Bethesda, 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 seeking a Senior Network Security Project Manager in Bethesda, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the prioritization of project and task requests based on operational impact, business impact, and/or strategic importance to the customer
  • Drive projects to successful completion and coordinate with teams to resolve issues and complete prioritized projects and tasks
  • Comprehend critical customer requests and projects and be able to accurately convey the impacts and urgency for timely and successful resolution.
  • Establish project plans and lead project review meetings with project team members and stakeholders
  • Maintain daily / weekly project status tracking and reporting for prioritized items
  • Provide accurate and timely updates regarding resolution plan and schedule to internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate meetings and develop project plans and milestones
  • Ensure existing network infrastructure and configuration standards are adhered to when delivering projects
  • Deploy and document changes in accordance with enterprise problem and change management processes
  • Take initiative to proactively identify solutions to potential network issues / embrace network simplification
  • Serve as escalation point for high severity issues and troubleshoot / resolve complex network related incidents
  • Lead problem management and root cause analysis discussions with fellow network engineers and analysts
  • Align network monitoring and network performance management tools with the advancement in technology to ensure the overall network team always has proper visibility for reporting and troubleshooting
  • Prepare and deliver monthly status reports
  • Create and/or review individual program and project plans and schedules, ensuring that all deliverables are met
  • Drive the execution of various strategic and tactical network initiatives through the entire project lifecycle, from planning to delivery
  • Collaborate closely with network architecture, planning, engineering, and operations teams to develop roadmaps and time-bound, metrics-driven execution plans and achievements
  • Manage the design and implementation of network builds / expansions in support of these key initiatives

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations
  • 10 years of demonstrated Project or Engineering Management / Leadership in a technical environment
  • CCIE certification a must
  • Must have a deep understanding of project management and network security engineering principles
  • Broad experience with data communication technologies, including MPLS, Ethernet, VoIP, MPLS, Routing, SNMP, and SDN
  • Ability to understand and break down complex networks with minimum supervision
  • Expert knowledge of IT policy and planning concepts, methods, and practices, and project management methods and concepts sufficient to participate in the development of internal business policies and practices
  • Familiar with security and privacy documentation, conducting security risk assessment, managing security control assessment activities
  • Prior experience with contract deliverable requirements lists/documents

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Electronics, SW Engineering or equivalent
  • PMP certification
  • CISSP or similar cyber certification
  • Experience with Incident Response, Security Engineering, and/or Intrusion Detection on an operational network is beneficial


Job Location: Bethesda, 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
  • 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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