Defense Point Security
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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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 Security Engineer for a remote opportunity with occasional trips to the Baltimore office.

You will be part of a team involved in the Security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and maintenance of the Authority to Operate for numerous FISMA systems for a federal health care agency.

Security Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Configure and maintain security and network monitoring tools
  • Evaluate and document all FISMA controls and weaknesses
  • Assist operational engineering teams to evaluate risks and provide recommendation and implementation strategies to help mitigate weaknesses
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement information security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure.
  • Review violations of computer security procedures to eliminate violations.
  • Support C&A efforts and integration with an Enterprise Security Program.
  • Work in a team environment and have proven technical ability in LAN/WAN design and implementation as well as a understanding of TCP/IP and routing protocols
  • Manage complex changes to the customer's network
  • Provide support for Security audits, assessments, design, implementation and configuration of security tools
  • Research and provide information and security related solutions
  • Functions as a third level support resource to respond to Incidents or perform troubleshooting; required to support 24x7 pager duty on a rotating schedule
  • Collaborate with system owners, IT project managers, and other DevOps engineers to identify and resolve the causes of delayed patching
  • Develop communication materials to document the security status of each application and progress in addressing vulnerabilities and configuration misconfigurations
  • Deploying, testing, maintaining, patching, and operating security tools

Security Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 6-8 years related work experience, including prior experience providing security device support for Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) or a Security Operations Center (SOC) analyst
  • 1 year experience working within a Cloud environment (AWS and Azure)
  • Experience with intrusion detection / prevention systems; firewalls; server log analysis; vulnerability scanners, and security management tools
  • Experience developing and maintaining C&A documentation to include: risk assessments; system security plans; contingency planning (CP) and disaster recovery plans (DRP); plans of actions and milestones
  • Experience working with federal laws and standards, especially FISMA and NIST, as well as commercial best security practices
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project)
  • Basic understanding of security vulnerabilities
  • Possess basic knowledge of network and computer security issues
  • Theoretical underpinnings of computer security, as well as, experience with communicating complex technical issues to non-technical audiences in a Windows and Unix environment
  • Understanding and managing risk in large enterprise infrastructures
  • Developing strategies to defend systems and networks from attacks
  • Demonstrated written communication skills that reflect a variety of reports, procedures, and informational documents which identify, clarify, and produce creative solutions
  • Be motivated to tackle challenging problems; have excellent organizational skills; be able to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; strong customer service skills
  • Ability to make decisions independently and in a self-directed manner in support of the goals of the team and organization
  • Ability to work under pressure and changing priorities
  • Prior work supporting multiple server platforms, workstations, and networks is essential
  • Previous experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment is a requirement
  • Proven experience with scripting (either in bash, python or other).
  • Agile experience with Scrum and/or Kanban a plus


Job Location: 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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