Network Security SME #2018-139

Defense Point Security - Reston, VA (30+ days ago)4.6

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 Network Security Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Reston, VA.

Network Security SME Job Responsibilities:
Install, operate and maintain ForeScout CounterACT including development of custom content, monitoring system health, performing upgrades/updates, and ensuring proper operation of physical & virtual appliances
Assist Security Engineers in the proper application of vulnerability scanning technologies across a network environment. This might include breaking down network segments into smaller subnets, performing throughput analysis
Working with engineers to troubleshoot network connectivity issues including running WireShark, interfacing with various Network Operation Centers (NOCs) to isolate faults and submitting/verifying firewall change requests
Working with Security Engineers to apply security technologies across cloud environments such as Amazon/AWS, Azure etc
Documenting the network configurations of solution elements including creating drawings and text descriptions

Network Security SME Job Qualifications:
This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
4 years experience supporting enterprise network security technologies such as IDS/IPS, firewalls, 802.1x, proxy, web/email gateways, Layer 2 devices (routers, switches)
Experience with Unix/Linux environments
Experience with supporting both physical & virtual machines and appliances
Excellent understanding of TCP/IP networking
Experience supporting customers with cloud providers like Amazon, Azure, OpenStack etc.
Desirable certifications include RHCE, CCNA, CCNA Security, Security+, Network+, ForeScout certifications (FSCA, FSCE)
Job Location: Reston, VA

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
Up to $100 per month reimbursed for cell phone
Up to $50 per month reimbursed for home internet
Up to $200 every 2 years for a cell phone upgrade
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.