Defense Point Security
  • North Charleston, SC, 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 Cyber Security Engineer (SWAT) in Charleston, SC with an active Secret level security clearance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Systems Welfare, Availability, and Technologies team (SWAT) provides optimization of the Cyber Security Service Provider's (CSSP) sensing grid at the host and network layers. This includes the Government off the Shelf (GOTS), Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) and custom created tools and toolsets.
  • The CSSP requires an individual who participates in technical research and development of host-based and/or network-based tools and their functionalities.
  • Identify quality data sources to bolster the sensing capabilities, configuration / maintenance of network bases sensing platforms, development of products and processes for use at the host layer, proactive monitoring of the sensing grid for issues or changes, developing and documenting standard operating procedures and assisting other CSSP teams as necessary.
  • Resolve significant hardware/software interface and interoperability problems; ensuring systems availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency.

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance required
  • 6 years of related technical experience
  • Possess advanced system administration skills for effective installation/configurations, operation, and maintenance of the CSSP infrastructure
  • Aptitude for independent thought and troubleshooting skills
  • Server Administration experience with Linux / Windows
  • Detailed understanding of Linux / Windows logs and security features
  • Linux configuration and scripting capabilities
  • Active Directory experience / knowledge
  • IDS / IPS Experience (configuration primary / analytics secondary)
  • Experience with Splunk search language, configuration, and/or administration
  • Process automation / integration
  • Network protocol experience (TCP Dump, routing configuration, Windows Network communications
  • Requires one of the following certifications: CEH, CySA+, GISCP, SCCP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Programming experience (Python, PowerShell, C#, Java)
  • Strong experience with host and network security
  • Engineering / technical experience with security systems and tools


Job Location: Washington D.C. 

Position Type: Full Time/ Regular

Security Requirement: Secret

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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