Defense Point Security
  • Arlington, 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 Arlington, VA.

Network Security Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform installation, configuration, tuning, and administration of a Cisco-based data communications network and network security devices
  • Implement network security best practices; develop and maintain Acceptable Use Policy for IP Network, Firewall and Filtering policies
  • Ensure existing network infrastructure and configuration standards are adhered to when delivering projects
  • Deploy and document changes in accordance with enterprise project management life cycle and change management processes
  • Take initiative to proactively identify solutions to potential network issues / embrace network simplification and strengthened security
  • Collaborate on problem management and root cause analysis discussions with fellow network engineers, security engineers and analysts
  • Draft technical requirements, configuration management, and planning documentation
  • Support the Security Impact Analysis (SIA), an analysis that is conducted by the security team to review the extent to which changes to the information system will affect the security state of the system
  • Participate in testing and planning of operational network segmentation

Network Security Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with all phases of network engineering, network routing, security engineering, and intrusion detection on an operational network
  • Broad experience with data communication technologies including MPLS, Ethernet, VoIP, MPLS, Routing, SNMP, SDN, Domain Name Service policies and address management
  • Experienced with network troubleshooting using WireShark
  • Experience with Barracuda NextGen Firewall, Web Access Firewall (WAF), Certificate Authorities and PKI, Commercial cloud environments such as AWS, Azure
  • Experienced interfacing with Linux-style network operating systems
  • Experience operating & tuning a vulnerability scanner
  • Ability to understand complex networks with minimum supervision
  • CCNA, MCSE and other similar industry certifications preferred


Job Location: Arlington, 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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