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 Network Security Engineer in Reston, VA.

Network Security Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Install, operate and maintain ForeScout CounterACT including development of custom content, monitoring system health, performing upgrades/updates, and ensuring proper operation of physical & virtual appliances
  • Assist Security Engineers in the proper application of vulnerability scanning technologies across a network environment. This might include breaking down network segments into smaller subnets, performing throughput analysis
  • Work with engineers to troubleshoot network connectivity issues including running WireShark, interfacing with various Network Operation Centers (NOCs) to isolate faults and submitting/verifying firewall change requests
  • Work with Security Engineers to apply security technologies across cloud environments such as Amazon/AWS, Azure etc
  • Document the network configurations of solution elements including creating drawings and text descriptions

Network Security Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • 2 years experience supporting enterprise network security technologies such as IDS/IPS, firewalls, 802.1x, proxy, web/email gateways, Layer 2 devices (routers, switches)
  • Experience with Unix/Linux environments
  • Experience with supporting both physical & virtual machines and appliances
  • Excellent understanding of TCP/IP networking
  • Experience supporting customers with cloud providers like Amazon, Azure, OpenStack etc.
  • Desirable certifications include RHCE, CCNA, CCNA Security, Security+, Network+, ForeScout certifications (FSCA, FSCE)


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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