Defense Point Security
  • Reston, 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 currently seeking a McAfee Endpoint Engineer in Reston, VA.

McAfee Endpoint Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Install, configure, operate and maintain McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) of different sizes and any number of ePO-managed endpoint products in Government customer environments
  • Provide support in the capture of ePO and ePO-managed product data elements from database queries
  • Provide guidance and direction to Government customers using best practice software deployment strategies using existing tools like SCCM
  • Balance McAfee endpoint product policy configuration and data burdens with both endpoint platform performance and ePO console & database performance
  • Act as an escalation point for ePO and ePO-managed endpoint product issues from either Government or internal customers, escalate to senior engineers or McAfee as needed
  • Synthesize task requirements with McAfee ePO and ePO-managed endpoint product capabilities to achieve a robust solution
  • Create technical documents, drawings, how-to guides and other deliverables
  • Adhere to security best practices and comply with government standards
  • Analyze mission requirements and make recommendations
  • Develop secure architecture designs based on security regulations
  • Communicate and present recommendations to senior engineers or managers in written and oral format
  • Maintain knowledge of security regulations, best practices, countermeasures, compliance standards, and current threats
  • Support Continuity of Operations planning and disaster recovery

McAfee Endpoint Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • 4 years of related IT experience
  • 2 years McAfee experience
  • Experience supporting Government organizations in a security engineering role
  • Strong ability to perform fault isolation and problem identification regardless of cause
  • Experienced with many aspects of McAfee ePO including Agent Handlers, Repositories, McAfee Agents, Disaster Recovery, operating in FIPS mode, Policy Assignment Rules, System Sorting, Tags
  • Experience operating and maintaining McAfee ePO deployments of various sizes from very small to very large
  • Experienced in supporting ePO and SQL databases, including troubleshooting performance issues, role-based access, using server tasks, tags, queries, performing routine maintenance and disaster recovery
  • Experienced in supporting two or more ePO-managed endpoint products including Application Control, Change Control, Policy Auditor, VirusScan Enterprise, Endpoint Security, Host IPS, Drive Encryption/EEPC, File and Removable Media Protection/EEFF, Data Loss Prevention, Device Control, Management of Native Encryption
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking and its impact on managing endpoint products from ePO

Job Location: Reston, VA 

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
  • 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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