Defense Point Security
  • Suitland-Silver Hill, MD, 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 Security Engineer in Suitland, MD and Wallops Island, VA.

Security Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform virus scans and updates as scheduled. Troubleshoots complex issues and provides incident resolution for all related incidents requiring escalated support or subject matter enterprise
  • Develop white papers to assess the impact of technology and tool implementations
  • Assess new security initiatives and mandates and advise Government IT Security Architect accordingly
  • Assist with cost/benefit analyses and support organizational decision making processes.
  • Participate in projects, identify, and advise on security architectural solutions to improve systems security postures
  • Provide Security Engineering support to systems, projects, and efforts per NIST SP 800-160:
  • Security credentialed expertise to provide the security engineering activities and POA&M Management activities, review, and advise on developer security test and evaluation cases; security controls; security controls implementation and verification; security tools usage, evaluation, recommendations, and implementation; and static/dynamic code analysis review and remediation
  • Participate in Security Reviews and analyze, review, and recommend appropriate disposition of security scan report vulnerabilities and findings
  • Develop a Bill Of Materials (BOM) for the needed solution(s) along with a cost estimate and a statement of need
  • Design security solutions in support of systems and projects
  • Conduct tool reviews and advise on results

Security Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • 5-10 years Cyber Security experience
  • Strong understanding of the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Strong understanding of enterprise application architecture
  • Strong knowledge of ports and protocols
  • At least one of the relevant Security and/or Architecture certifications from either International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 or Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), or CompTIA Security+.
  • Requires ability to obtain Secret Clearance

Security Engineer Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least a 4-Year Bachelor's Degree in a technical field such as Engineering or Information Technology
  • Security Monitoring experience
  • Data Center architecture knowledge
  • Network architecture knowledge
  • Understanding of PKI, digital certificates, and local Certificate Authorities
  • Scripting experience / ability to write average scripts

Job Location: Suitland, MD

Position Type: Full Time/ Regular

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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