Defense Point Security
  • Suffolk, 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! 

DPS is currently seeking a candidate to fulfill a role as a Splunk Engineer in Suffolk, VA with an active Top Secret security clearance.

Splunk Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather use cases from the customer and configure and tune their deployment to match requirements
  • Document configuration standards, policies, and procedures for operation, managing, and ensuring the security of the Splunk infrastructure.
  • Provide recommendations and implement changes to optimize Splunk.
  • Assist in the proper operation and performance of Splunk plug-ins, and TA's.
  • Develop or optimize dashboards to provide visual metrics for stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the migration to new servers.
  • Support day-to-day operations tasks related to maintenance and administration.
  • On-boarding of new data sources.
  • Documentation and tracking of tasks and generation of deliverable on a daily and weekly basis.

Splunk Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation.
  • 2 years experience working with Splunk Core.
  • 5 years knowledge and hands-on experience working in the IT industry with an emphasis in engineering design, system analytics, operations and maintenance for a variety of technologies
  • Currently hold Splunk Admin and/or Architect certification and have the ability to obtain, Splunk Accredited Consultant (formally Splunk Certified Consultant II).

Splunk Engineer Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of Splunk Core
  • 1 year of Splunk Enterprise Security
  • Splunk Accredited Consultant
  • Security+, Network+, CISSP or other related certifications
  • Hands on experience with Enterprise Applications
  • Hands on experience with Security Tools such as IDS/IPS, Anti-virus, Endpoint Management
  • Hands on experience with Virtualization Technology such as VMWare or Virtualbox.
  • Hands on experience with Storage Technology such as NetApp or EMC.
  • Scripting/Programming experience in Python, Perl, Powershell or Bash.


Job Location: Suffolk, VA

Position Type: Full Time/ Regular

Security Clearance: Top Secret

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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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