Defense Point Security
  • Fairfax, VA, 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 qualified Cloud Engineer for a remote opportunity.

Cloud Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop best practice security guidance for developing and deploying applications in Amazon Web Services or other cloud environments.
  • Develop scripts, wikis, training briefings, webinars, and other documentation to implement this guidance.
  • Develop functions for AWS Lambda or other Function as a Service offerings that test and maintain key cloud security controls (e.g. enforcing restrictions on Internet Gateways and preventing S3 buckets from being made public).
  • Develop CloudFormation templates for creating new accounts and new VPCs with specified security requirements enabled by default (e.g. CloudTrail, CloudWatch).
  • Develop scripts, dashboards, and other reports that provide automated reporting and notification of current cloud security settings that are at variance from security requirements.
  • Provide cloud security expertise to other organizations and serve as the subject matter expert on how to deploy applications securely to AWS and other cloud environments

Cloud Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • 7+ years experience engineering, developing and deploying IT systems
  • 3 years experience as an engineer deploying, operating, or providing IT security engineering for systems deployed in AWS
  • 2+ years experience using Chef, Ansible, Terraform, CloudFormation or other tools to automate infrastructure deployments in AWS
  • Active AWS Solutions Architect or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer certification
  • Knowledge of the latest security threats, techniques and exploits targeting vulnerabilities
  • Strong familiarity with multiple operating systems, databases, applications and platforms
  • Experience with network, web, and information security
  • Knowledge of common IT technologies (OS, databases, network devices, applications)
  • 1 year experience using Python, Ruby, or Java to automate operations or security functions using the AWS SDK and AWS Lambda
  • Experience with Scrum and/or Kanban a plus


Job Location: remote opportunity

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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