Defense Point Security
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

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 Nessus Security Engineer in Washington, D.C. with an active Secret level security clearance.

Security Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts Operations and Maintenance and configuration management for all SOC tools.
  • Provides security engineering, integration and implementation of security tools for the SOC.
  • Provides analysis related to the design, development, and integration of hardware, software, man-machine interfaces and all system level requirements to provide an integrated IT solution.
  • Performs analysis, design, and development of security infrastructure for a Department-level SOC.
  • Performs O&M for SOC tools including incident response and tracking system with a focus on Tenable Nessus tool. Other tools may include NIDS, SIEM, Log Management architecture, DLP, Forensic tool suites, Splunk, Tanium and many other SOC-tools.
  • Conducts troubleshooting of mission-critical system issues on a 24x7x365 basis.
    Supports adhoc requests, the remediation of scan results, troubleshooting of failed scans and supporting a continuous monitoring program
  • Research and support implementation of new security tools and scanning techniques as necessary
  • Creation and management of security tool SOPs
  • Brief technical and non-technical management personnel on cyber security issues, vulnerability scanning issues and security tools maintenance

Security Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations.
  • A Bachelor's degree and/or 5 years of related experience exercising the skill set previously listed is preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in IT
  • 2-3 years of experience using Tenable Nessus and Security Center to perform vulnerability analysis and perform moderate System Administration.
  • Experience in system administration, database administration, network engineering, software engineering, or software development, with a concentration in Cyber Security. Knowledge and experience with a federal change management process
  • Experience with enterprise vulnerability scan administration, Knowledge understanding of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Experience with DISA STIG configuration requirements
  • Preferred Security certification such as: CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, GCIH, CEH or similar industry certification

Job Location: Washington, D.C.

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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