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 Penetration Tester in Arlington, VA with capability to work remotely as well.

Penetration Tester Job Responsibilities

  • Use industry standard and/or proprietary software to conduct penetration testing including but not limited to, Metasploit for automated penetration testing, Burpsuite, and Web Inspect for web application penetration testing
  • Test web services using automated web application scanning methodologies and tools (e.g. IBM AppScan, HP WebInspect, Acunetix WVS, etc.)
  • Test web services using a manual in-depth testing methodologies and tools (e.g. Burp Suite Pro, ZAP Proxy, IronWASP, etc.)
  • Research new threats, attack vectors, and risk
  • Analyze results of scans to: identify threats and vulnerabilities; analyze controls planned or already in place; determine the likelihood that identified vulnerabilities may be exploited by testing exploitation and; provide an analysis which includes recommended remediation strategies for comprehensive security program improvements
  • Validate findings and research methods for mitigation when deemed necessary by the customer. This includes retesting findings to validate vulnerability remediation and/or gathering information to assist system owners with the mitigation of findings

Penetration Tester Job Qualifications

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 4 years of overall IT experience
  • 2 years of Penetration Testing experience
  • 2 years of experience with:
    • Testing and scanning tools like Nessus, Metasploit, NMAP, Burp Suite, and Web Inspect
    • Web application testing experience that includes experience with attacks to identify common vulnerabilities such as, SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, Cross Site Request Forgery, etc
    • Writing detailed test assessment reports
    • Using, administering, and troubleshooting a major version of Linux
  • Proven proficiency in performing extensive vulnerability assessment and penetration testing
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and networking architectures
  • Knowledge of open security testing standards and projects, including OWASP
  • Knowledge of database, applications, and Web server design and implementation
  • Knowledge and experience with diverse IT architectures and enterprise IT data centers, large-scale transaction processing environments, external hosted services and cloud computing environments
  • Knowledge and experience with physical and virtual server configurations and implementations


Job Location: Arlington, VA or remote opportunity

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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