Defense Point Security
  • Springfield, 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 Engineer in Springfield, VA.

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

Network Engineer Job Duties:

  • Plan and perform high-level engineering analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and implementation of complex network solutions.
  • Engineer, design, test, and implement secure and reliable network connectivity to cloud services (e.g., commercial cloud services providers (CSPs), private cloud, and hybrid cloud) and leverage the current network environment to facilitate migration of applications to the cloud.
  • Design and prepare engineering reports and related documentation, and devises charts and graphs to record results such as Detail Design Documents.
  • Design, implement, and test security controls to meet DHS security requirements and achieve the architecture and engineering objectives of achieving a scalable, interoperable and flexible system.
  • Prepare Change Requests (CRs) with supporting documentation and Implement Network Service Request (NSR) tickets.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and briefings to stakeholders.

Network Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • 5 years of experience in network architecture and/or network engineering
  • 3 years of experience developing functional and technical requirements based on business requirements
  • 1 year of experience applying Agile and Scrum frameworks and methodologies in support of projects
  • 1 year of experience developing test plans and defining test objectives and success criteria
  • Additionally, knowledge and experience in some of the following information technology / security disciplines is preferred:
    • Virtualization Technologies
    • Network design and operation
    • Firewalls and internet proxy devices
    • Security monitoring practices / mechanisms
    • Unix or Linux shell environments
    • Experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment
  • Security / IT certification preferred such as: CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, RHCE or CCNASecurity


Job Location: Springfield, VA

Position Type: Full Time/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.

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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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