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 Cloud Engineer for a remote opportunity.

Cloud Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain DPS infrastructure in Amazon Web Services
  • Work closely with other members of the team to solve problems, provide input to the system design process, and execute on design decisions
  • Research new technologies and solutions
  • Contribute to documentation
  • Respond to system outages
  • Work with major technologies, frameworks, environments and methodologies including the following:
    • Amazon AWS
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS
    • Salt
    • Terraform
    • Packer
    • Python 2 and 3

Cloud Engineer Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years of related experience

Cloud Engineer Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Virtualization
  • System development
  • Version control systems (Git)
  • Security monitoring practices
  • Unix or Linux shell environments
  • Security signature generation methods and techniques
  • Event flows (i.e. Syslog)
  • IDS (i.e. Palo Alto, SourceFire, Snort, etc)
  • Security Information Event Management (SIEM)
  • Log management tools (i.e. Splunk)
  • Vulnerability assessment tools (i.e. Tripwire)
  • Network analysis / sniffer tools
  • Experience working in an enterprise environment
  • Proficient in technical writing and communication


Job Location: Remote / Telework

Position Type: Full Time

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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