Defense Point Security
  • Greenbelt, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits: See Below

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 currently seeking a Technical Lead in Greenbelt, MD.

Technical Lead Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for success of the SOC & SE teams in meeting planned program milestones and activities.
  • Participate in team's technical activities to coach and influence the team.
  • Responsible for adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements, along with planning.
  • Guide and set direction with team for a common implementation of cyber security practices across the organization.
  • Assign technical resources to work assignments. Develop a comprehensive plan that captures all Security Engineering team activities.
  • Interact with program management to ensure that scope is managed.
  • Work 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 communications aspects of applications in both a private on premises data centers and public cloud offerings.
  • Manage and lead the Security Engineering team in design, architect, install, configure, harden, and remediate scanning issues for software applications including cyber defense, firewall, and data encryption programs, to protect organizations' sensitive information for On-Prem and Cloud environments building awareness.
  • Responsible for ensuring change requests reviews for security impacts and provide recommendations to the PMO.
  • Provide expertise with Federal Requirements related to special classifications of data especially Title 13 and 26, FISMA, FedRAMP. NIST, etc

Technical Lead Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation.
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 10 years of related experience
  • 1+ years experience consulting at the senior management level.
  • 1+ years project management, planning, organizational communication skills, and ability to scope prospective engagements, develop proposals and project plans.
  • Understanding of Information Assurance, including NIST RMF standards.
  • Familiarity with either systems engineering process or software development process is required.
  • Acquisition, design, deployment, installation, maintenance, and usage of the Government Enterprise networks.
  • Engineering solutions within multiple Cloud Service Providers, in particular AWS.
  • Operations for Cisco ASA firewalls, routers and switches and the ability to formulate access control lists (ACLs) via the Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Enterprise level security hardening for Windows, Linux, Android and/or iOS operating systems and SQL, Oracle, and RDS database solutions in accordance with Center for Internet Security (CIS) and Security Technical Implementation Technical Guides (STIGs).
  • Continuity of operations (COOP) concepts and implementation for network related hardware failures including isolated and major outages.
  • Experience working in AWS via the CLI and management console. Knowledge and experience configuring Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and understanding the service offerings and how to configure them.
  • Ability to automate the development of security controls including firewall rules and policy and IPS policy.
  • Experience with automating server configuration for security including logging, key changes, and system hardening.
  • Preferred Certifications: CISSP, CCNP, AWS SA, applicable MS certs.


Job Location: Greenbelt, MD

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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