Defense Point Security
  • Washington, DC, 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 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 currently seeking a Penetration Tester in Washington, D.C. with an active Secret security clearance.

Penetration Tester Job Responsibilities:

  • Follow industry best practices and methodologies, including the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Testing Guide, to perform penetration testing services to uncover vulnerabilities across various web applications
  • Test web services using automated web application scanning methodologies and tools (e.g. IBM AppScan, HP WebInspect, Acunetix WVS, etc...)
  • Test web services using a manual in-depth testing methodologies and tools (e.g. Burp Suite Pro, ZAP Proxy, IronWASP, etc...)
  • Summarize and document results of testing for management reporting including proper disposition of test
  • Research new threats, attack vectors, and risk
  • Report on security vulnerabilities via formal reports and weekly status updates
  • Verify the security findings from other members of the penetration testing team

Penetration Tester Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher preferred, in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or other related analytical, scientific, or technical disciplines (or SAN/ Sec Cert)
  • 5-8 years work experience specializing in penetration testing, preferably in support of the Federal government
  • Other industry certifications relating to IT security and program management preferred (GPEN, GCIH, CEH, GIAC, TNCP, ITILv3, PMP, etc...)
  • Experience with web application penetration testing tools preferred, such as Burp Suite Pro, IBM AppScan, HP WebInspect, etc
  • Ability to work independently and also collaborating closely with application developers, engineers and others
  • Knowledge of the latest security threats, techniques and exploits targeting vulnerabilities
  • Network and web application penetration testing
  • Vulnerability assessments followed by providing best security practice recommendations and countermeasures
  • Strong familiarity with multiple operating systems, databases, applications and platforms
  • Understanding of SQL, XSS, CSRF, XXE, and other trends in web exploitation
  • Working understanding of HTML and common web applications
  • Thorough understanding of computer networking and the OSI model
  • Cyber-threat research, reporting and development/implementation of vulnerability mitigation strategies
  • Experience with network, web, and information security
  • Programming experience is a plus
  • Calculate and assess risk based on threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigating factors
  • Expert knowledge in computer and network security
  • Expert level knowledge in penetration testing methodology
  • Knowledge of exploit development
  • Knowledge of common IT technologies (OS, databases, network devices, applications)Familiarity in one or more of the following areas: application security, Linux/Windows system security, mobile device security, cloud technologies (IaaS, SaaS environments, etc.), and web technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience evaluating IT process areas, such as logical and physical access, program development, change management, IT operations etc
  • Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task 


Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Position Type: Full Time/ Regular

Security Clearance: Secret

All candidates must be clearable.

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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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