Technical Lead

Alexandria, VA
Federal / Civilian – Cyber / Security /
Regular /
At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That’s why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next.

Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility—leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation’s vital interests.

Requisition #: 379
Job Title: Technical Lead
Location: Reston, VA (Remote)
Clearance Level: Active DoD - Secret
 Required Certification(s): 
·       PNPT, OSCP, OSCE, GXPN, GPEN, GCIH, GWAPT, GCFA or possess a willingness to pursue certifications after hire.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Cybersecurity Division, has a requirement to  establish a Purple Team capability within USPTO by adding contractor expertise to engage with existing  Blue Team resources (forming a Purple Team) with the goal of improving the blue team’s knowledge  and expertise in defending against adversaries attempting to penetrate USPTO systems.
A successful candidate will have verifiable experience in offensive security, threat hunting, attack simulation, programming, and communication skills. Strong technical capabilities, and an understanding of in-scope systems to the organization with respect to operational impact, is important as a key function of the role is to work closely with defensive partners.

·       Utilize threat hunting techniques to understand how offensive attacks are logged, alerted, and visible to defensive controls
·       Conduct Penetration Testing (application and/or infrastructure) and articulate security issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
·       Identify, research, validate, and exploit various known and unknown security vulnerabilities
·       Coordinate with business and technical contacts to assist in the development and delivery of secure solutions
·       Compose detailed, technical, attack narratives which outline specific attack chains utilized, clear impact of vulnerabilities discovered, and suggested paths to remediation which address root cause of identified weak points in enterprise security architecture


Required Certifications
·       PNPT, OSCP, OSCE, GXPN, GPEN, GCIH, GWAPT, GCFA or possess a willingness to pursue certifications after hire.

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience
·       10+ years of relevant experience


Required Skills
·       Extensive experience working with Offensive Security Methodologies and Attack Simulation Techniques
·       Offensive Security testing tools. e.g., Cobalt Strike, Kali Linux, Bloodhound, Red Team Toolkits
·       Experience leveraging the MITRE ATT&CK Framework
·       Vulnerability Assessment tools. e.g., Nessus, Qualys, Rapid7
·       Exploitation frameworks, e.g., Metasploit, CANVAS, Core Impact
·       Social Engineering campaigns. e.g. email phishing, phone calls, SET
·       Deep understanding of OSI model
·       Security devices, i.e. Firewalls, VPN, AAA systems
·       OS Security. e.g. Unix/Linux, Windows, OSX
·       Understanding of common protocols. e.g. HTTP, LDAP, SMTP, DNS
·       Web application infrastructure. e.g. Application Servers, Web Servers, Databases
·       Web development and programming languages. e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, .Net
·       Proven experience with attack simulation and threat hunting is a must
·       Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of analytical groups and service delivery organizations
·       Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
·       Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication
·       Preferred Certifications: PNPT, OSCP, OSCE, GXPN, GPEN, GCIH, GWAPT, GCFA
·       Proficient in interpreting and applying policies, standards and procedures
·       Demonstrated ability to remain unbiased in a diverse working environment


Environmental Conditions
·       Contractor and / or remote with 0%-10% travel possible. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Strength Demands
·       Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles.  Some occasional walking or standing may be required.   Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements
·       Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; See
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are.

Happy - Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry - Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)