Defense Point Security
  • Falls Church, 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 seeking an Security Engineer in Merrifield, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate, maintain, and deploy IDS and IPS devices
  • Maintain the intrusion ruleset
  • Optimize detection
  • Configure NGFW ACLs, general device configuration and maintenance
  • Troubleshoot devices when needed
  • Assist the analyst teams with investigations
  • Support the Solution Architects with design input and recommendations

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor degree in an information technology discipline or equivalent IT experience Required
  • 5 years of related operational experience
  • Prior job experience maintaining and troubleshooting IDS/IPS devices
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with packet analysis
  • Knowledge of databases
  • Knowledge of networking and network protocols
  • On-call availability for network impacting or network outage situations outside of business hours
  • Effectively work within a Security team, and support and collaborate with other teams 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CompTIA Net+, CompTIA Security+, CEH, GCIH, CPTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer, CCNA Route Switch or CCNA Security, CCNP Route Switch or CCNP Security, CCIE Route Switch or CCIE Security
  • Experience with threat analysis, triage, and mitigation
  • Understanding of NGFW ACLs
  • Experience writing Snort rulesProficiency with Wireshark
  • Experience with Splunk
  • Ability to write clear procedural and technical documentation
  • Knowledge of external authentication and user management
  • Experience troubleshooting network problems at layers 1, 2, and 3

Job Location: Merrifield, VA

Position Type: Full Time/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.

To see other locations please see the Security Engineering Career Menu on defpoint.com

 

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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