Defense Point Security
  • Milford Mill, MD, 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 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 Cloud Security Engineer in Windsor Mill, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the deployment and operations of a robust AWS and AZURE cloud infrastructure, and will need to demonstrate strong Windows and Linux Experience.
  • Experience with intrusion detection/prevention systems; firewalls; server log analysis; vulnerability scanners, and security management tools.
  • Experience developing and maintaining C&A documentation to include: risk assessments; system security plans; contingency planning (CP) and disaster recovery plans (DRP); plans of actions and milestones.
  • Experience and oversight of POA&M (Plan of Actions and Milestones) resolution and closure.
  • Architecting and Designing End to End Security Solutions in Cloud (VCP Security Groups).
  • Experience working with federal laws and standards, especially FISMA and NIST 800-53, as well as commercial best security practices.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project).
  • Basic understanding of security vulnerabilities.
  • Have a strong interest in and possess basic knowledge of network and computer security issues.
  • Theoretical underpinnings of computer security, as well as, experience with communicating complex technical issues to non-technical audiences in a Windows and Unix environment.
  • Understanding and managing risk in large enterprise infrastructures.
  • Developing strategies to defend systems and networks from attacks.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills that reflect a variety of reports, procedures, and informational documents which identify, clarify, and produce creative solutions.
  • Be motivated to tackle challenging problems; have excellent organizational skills; be able to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to make decisions independently and in a self-directed manner in support of the goals of the team and organization.
  • Ability to work under pressure and changing priorities.
  • Prior work supporting multiple server platforms, workstations, and networks is essential.

Functional Responsibility:

  • Information security professional will be part of a team involved in the Security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and maintenance of the Authority to Operate (ATO) for numerous FISMA systems for a federal health care agency.
  • Specific responsibilities include:
  • Configure and maintain security and network monitoring tools.
  • Evaluate and document all FISMA controls and weaknesses.
  • Assist operational engineering teams to evaluate risks and provide recommendation and implementation strategies to help mitigate weaknesses.
  • Assist operational engineering teams to evaluate risks and provide recommendation and implementation strategies to help mitigate weaknesses.

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 6 years related work experience, including prior experience providing security device support
  • 1 year experience working within a Cloud environment (AWS and Azure)
  • Experience with intrusion detection / prevention systems; firewalls; server log analysis; vulnerability scanners, and security management tools
  • Experience developing and maintaining C&A documentation to include: risk assessments; system security plans; contingency planning (CP) and disaster recovery plans (DRP); plans of actions and milestones
  • Basic understanding of security vulnerabilities
  • Possess basic knowledge of network and computer security issues
  • Theoretical underpinnings of computer security, as well as, experience with communicating complex technical issues to non-technical audiences in a Windows and Unix environment
  • Understanding and managing risk in large enterprise infrastructures
  • Developing strategies to defend systems and networks from attacks
  • Demonstrated written communication skills that reflect a variety of reports, procedures, and informational documents which identify, clarify, and produce creative solutions
  • Prior work supporting multiple server platforms, workstations, and networks is essential
  • Previous experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment is a requirement
  • Proven experience with scripting (either in bash, python or other).
  • Agile experience with Scrum and/or Kanban a plus

Job Location: Windsor Mill, MD

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.

To see other locations please see the Security Engineering Career Menu on defpoint.com

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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