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 currently seeking a Splunk Engineer with an active Secret clearance in Washington D.C.

Splunk Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Heavily involved in the day-to-day management and custom content development on a large-scale Splunk deployment.
  • Develop content within Splunk and be very familiar with the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM) and the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) framework. This includes simple XML, advanced XML and HTML dashboards.
  • Gather use cases from the customer and configure and tune their deployment to match customer requirements, as well as updating documentation to reflect the current operating environment.

Splunk Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation.
  • A Bachelors degree and/or 5 years of related experience exercising the skill set previously listed is preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in IT
  • 3 years of Splunk expereince
  • Experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of IT security and Section 508 IT Accessibility requirements, processes and technologies.
  • Experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment would be helpful.
  • Virtualization, Network Design and Operation, System Development, Active Directory, Three tiered Application Model, Relational Database Modeling, Cloud Computing, Firewalls and Internet Proxy Devices, Familiarity with Hadoop and Database Technologies, Security Monitoring Practices, Incident Response and Investigation, Unix or Linux shell environments, Security Signature Generation Methods and Techniques, Event flows (i.e. Syslog), IDS (i.e. Enterasys Dragon, SourceFire, Snort, McAfee IntruShield IPS), Security Information Event Management (SIEM), including Splunk for Enterprise Security (ES), Log Management Tools (i.e. Splunk), Vulnerability assessment tools (i.e. Tripwire, MVM, Tenable), Network analysis / sniffer tools, Patch Management Tools, Anti-Virus (i.e. MacAfee ePO HBSS / Symantec SEP)

Splunk Engineer Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Security certification such as: CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, RHCE or CCNA-Security.


Job Location: Washington D.C. 

Position Type: Full Time/ Regular

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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