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 searching for a Splunk Engineer in Reston, VA.

Splunk Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and custom content development on a purpose-built Splunk Enterprise in a Government customer environment
  • Develop content within Splunk and be very familiar with the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM) and the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including simple XML, advanced XML and HTML dashboards
  • Gather use cases from the customer and configure and tune their deployment to match customer requirements
  • Update documentation to reflect the current operating environment
  • Work with other technology experts, ensuring proper integration between systems

Splunk Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • 5 years of IT experience
  • 3 years of experience supporting Splunk including installation, operation, maintenance, custom content creation
  • Must be well versed in Splunk technology and be a seasoned Splunk administrator with knowledge of distributed search, index clustering and search head clustering
  • Knowledge in several IT & security topics including virtualization, network design, network operation, system Development, authentication technologies, three-tiered application model, relational database modeling, cloud computing, firewalls, proxy devices, SSIM technologies, Hadoop, database technologies, security monitoring practices, incident Response/Investigation, Unix/Linux shell environments, security signature generation methods/techniques, event flows (i.e. Syslog)
  • Experience integrating several security technologies into Splunk including IDS/IPS, Security Information Event Management (SIEM), log management, vulnerability assessment/scanning, network analysis/packet sniffer, patch management, antivirus/antimalware
  • Proficient in technical writing and the ability to present complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Splunk Architect certification desired

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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