Defense Point Security
  • Greenbelt, 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 Splunk Engineer in Greenbelt, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, engineer, configure and administer Splunk content
  • Assist in the proper operation and performance of Splunk, plug-ins, loggers and connectors
  • Build Splunk reports
  • Develop dashboards with visual metrics for stakeholders
  • Define strategy and design around data collection, aggregations, and summarization processes
  • Integrate external data sources into Splunk
  • Enforce best practices related to summarizing and querying data
  • Develop advanced scripts for the manipulation of multiple data repositories to support analyst requirements
  • Partner with other enterprise teams to support data capture and advanced data analytics and forecasting efforts to support proactive identification of issues
  • Provide recommendations and implement changes to optimize Splunk products in the customer environment
  • Design the Splunk system solution to meet growth while maintaining a balance between performance, stability, scalability and agility
  • SIEM content management
  • Ability to develop use cases, search and reporting scripts
  • Create, optimize, and continuously evaluate security monitoring content (correlated searches/alerts) on Splunk ES

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7 years knowledge and hands-on experience in security with an emphasis in engineering design, system analytics, operations and maintenance of a variety of security technologies used for security defense areas such as: network, storage/back, platforms (Windows/Linux Servers and desktops)
  • 5 years of experience with Splunk, network security, system security, and supporting security information and event management (SIEM) to include hands-on experience with a complex deployment ( clustered architecture with various integrations at the OS level)
  • 5 years of experience with engineering, configuring, and deploying enterprise SIEM and log management solutions, developing automation for security tools management, and creating customized searches and applications using programming and development expertise, including Java, Python, Shell scripting, and regular expression
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of information engineering projects; systems analysis, design and programming using standard tools and methods
  • Experience creating complex detection and alerting logic and log source onboarding for security focused content in our enterprise Splunk deployment
  • Experience with Linux, Windows, UNIX
  • Ability to Create and optimize Big Data correlations as a Splunk search language (SPL) expert
  • Ability to Optimize/Tune logging source streams
  • Ability to Leverage knowledge on a number of security technologies to operate and maintain the Splunk log management infrastructure
  • Ability to develop advanced reports to meet the requirements of key stakeholders and scalable security management tools and processes
  • Strong technical knowledge of Amazon AWS products and services, such as EC2, BeanStalk, Lambda, VPC, Route53, Amazon FW, API Gateway, ELB, CloudTrail, CloudFront, and etc
  • Highly developed, process-oriented skills for troubleshooting, problem solving, and problem resolution
  • Knowledge of network routing and switching fundamentals to include knowledge of Multiprotocol Layer Switching (MPLS)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior supervisory or technical team lead experience
  • Proficiency in one or more programming/scripting languages - experience with Javascript/Node, Python, Lua, or PowerShell


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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