Defense Point Security
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • 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 an IT Security Consulting firm specializing in government-focused 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 currently seeking an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) in Washington, DC

Job Responsibilities:

  • Have an understanding of hardening applications in both Windows and Linux environments
  • Review the adequacy of the security controls and their ability to protect the information system and its information
  • Assist in determining the assurance measures that can be used to meet the minimum assurance requirements and document implementation
  • Deliver high-quality client solutions to support the design, development, implementation, testing and continual monitoring Federal Government Client's systems security controls.
  • Review Information Systems (IS) in order to identify potential security weaknesses, recommend improvements to mitigate vulnerabilities, implement security controls and document changes.
  • Deliver Risk Assessments (RAs), System Test and Evaluation (ST&E) Plans, Security Assessment Reports (SARs), and Authority To Operate (ATO) Letters.
  • Perform the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) lifecycle for all systems, including systems hosted applications at third-party locations and cloud services.
  • Perform POA&M tracking and reporting.
  • Ensure that IT systems have all cyber security controls in place and that the all controls function properly in accordance with the latest NIST standards.
  • Participate and respond to computer security breaches and malicious code

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 3 years of in-depth technical experience and security exposure to implement, validate and test and troubleshoot NIST 800-53 Rev. 4 controls
  • 3 years' experience in Linux/Windows system administration experience
  • Knowledge of Federal Government C&A practices and policies, particularly ICS 503, FISMA, NIST SP 800-53
  • Experience interpreting and remediating vulnerability scans
  • Experience with Authorization to Operate (ATO) processes and controls for large systems
  • Working knowledge of NIST controls with the ability to develop and document controls


Job Location: Washington D.C. 

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

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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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