Defense Point Security
  • Washington, DC, 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 Lead Security Engineer in the Washington, D.C. area with an active Top Secret security clearance.

Lead Security Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for success of the team in meeting planned program milestones and activities
  • Participate in team's technical activities to coach and influence the team
  • Responsible for adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements, along with planning
  • Guide and set direction with team for a common implementation of cyber security practices across the organization
  • Assign technical resources to work assignments. Develop a comprehensive plan that captures all Security Engineering team activities
  • Interact with program management to ensure that scope is managed
  • Work with the Infrastructure and Engineering Staff to incorporate tools and best practices that ensure control requirements are addressed to promote a robust security posture
  • Manage and lead the Security Engineering team in application design, architect, install, configure, harden, and remediation.

Lead Security Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of an application programming and/or hands-on technical application architecture experience
  • 5+ years of experience in an IT security audit, assessment, compliance, risk management, or data privacy role
  • 3+ years of experience assessing/auditing customers on PCI DSS, ISO 27001, HIPAA, HITRUST, FedRAMP, FISMA or NIST/DoD frameworks 10+ years of experience providing information assurance support for enterprise level IT projects.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Demonstrated experience in application development and cybersecurity
  • Demonstrated experience implementing DevOps practices such as infrastructure as code, continuous integration, and automated deployment


Job Location: Washington D.C. 

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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