Defense Point Security
  • Fort Meade, MD, 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 a Cyber Information Assurance Engineer in Ft. Meade, MD with an active Top Secret security clearance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and write documentation in support of the ServiceNow installation and any custom applications obtaining an Authorization To Operate (ATO).
  • Coordinate with the infrastructure teams to plan, develop, implement and test security controls that meet Federal regulations, program objectives, operational needs and user experience.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of ATO and other security documentation such as the System Security Plan, Privacy Impact Assessment, Configuration Management Plan, Contingency Plan, Contingency Plan Test Report, POA&M, annual FISMA assessment, and incident reports.
  • Assess vulnerabilities to ascertain if additional safeguards are needed and ensure systems are patched and security hardened at all levels of the "stack," and monitor to ensure vulnerabilities are remediated as appropriate.
  • Manage vulnerabilities mitigation commitments from the integration team.
  • Assist in establishing rules for program/project vulnerability scans, risk analyses and security assessments which includes addressing controls defined by OMB A130 Appendix III, FIPS 199, NIST SP800-37, NIST SP800-53, NIST SP500-299 for both business operations and technical implementation throughout the eSDLC for the SoS.
  • Analyze and define security requirements for information protection. Analyze change requests for security impacts and provide recommendations to the client.
  • Analyze change requests for security risk, monitor and track security-related defects and resolutions, and make recommendations to the client.
  • Execute with limited direction or conceptual direction, anticipating customer needs and proactively supporting those needs.
  • Works with the Infrastructure and Engineering Staff to incorporate tools and best practices that ensure control requirements are addressed to promote a robust security posture for the application.

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information System Security Engineering, or other related discipline
  • 10 years of IT experience
  • 4 years of experience as an Cyber Information Assurance Engineer
  • Requires one of the following Certifications prior to starting : CASP CE, CSSLP , or CISSP
  • Experience with leading and writing documentation in support of ServiceNow or other software installations in obtaining an Authorization to Operate (ATO)
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (NIST 800-37), Security Controls as described in NIST 800-35, and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) operating standards and applicable guidelines
  • Experience with XACTA is preferred


Job Location: Ft. Meade, MD 

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

Security Clearance: Top Secret

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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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