Defense Point Security
  • Washington, DC, 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 is an IT Security Consulting firm specializing in government-focused 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 currently seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill a role as a Senior Palo Alto Professional Services Consultant with an Active Secret level Security Clearance for a travel position. 

Senior Palo Alto Professional Services Consultant Job Responsibilities:

  • Assistance with planning and design, in addition to implementation tasks.
  • Provide planning and delivery support to DPS customers.
  • Provide customer support for Palo Alto Next Generation Firewalls including engineering, implementation and migration within the customer's environment.
  • Work closely with both customer and Palo Alto points of contact to ensure the provided solution meets or exceeds customer's expectations.
  • Lead assigned engagements, but will report to their practice Team Lead and Delivery Manager for scheduling, day-to-day operations, technical support as needed, and training.
  • Review customer's existing documentation and configurations to provide recommendations and best-practice guidance.
  • Ensure existing network security infrastructure and configuration standards are adhered to when delivering projects.
  • Draft technical requirements, configuration management, and planning documentation on a customer-by-customer basis.
  • Integrate Palo Alto security technologies across cloud environments such as Amazon / AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Develop and execute test plans to check migrated security infrastructures and system performance.
  • Implement network security best practices for Palo Alto Next Generation Firewalls.
  • Research various network equipment; routers, switches, etc. and recommend configuration options when integrating the Palo Alto Next General Firewall.
  • Schedule and lead project kick off call with customer prior to project start.
  • Provide project deliverables to both DPS and customer teams in a timely manner, meeting all deadlines.
  • Refer follow-on or new sales opportunities to internal DPS support team.
  • Maintain Palo Alto Networks certification and complete relevant industry training as needed and coordinated with DPS.

Senior Palo Alto Professional Services Consultant Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. citizenship due to federal contractual obligations
  • Travel (60-70%) to customer sites deploying Palo Alto Network solutions
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Must hold Palo Alto PNCSE certification or possess the qualifications to sit for PNCSE exam
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of network routing protocols to include but not limited to OSPF, BGP and EIGRP
  • Experience operating in Unix/Linux environments
  • 7 years of related experience in Network Security Engineering to include firewall implementation, configuration and fault isolation
  • Experience with supporting both physical and virtual machines and appliances
  • Excellent understanding of TCP/IP networking

Senior Palo Alto Professional Services Consultant Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of various security tools (, AV, HIPS, firewalls, VPN, DLP, etc.) experience with various DLP solutions, McAfee Webgateway, BlueCoat Proxy, Sourcefire IDS/IPS, Cisco firewalls, Checkpoint Firewalls, Fortinet Firewalls preferred
  • Desirable certifications include Palo Alto ACE 8.0, Palo Alto PNCSE 8.0, CCNA, CCNA Security, Security+, CISSP
  • Experience supporting both federal and commercial customers

Job Location: Remote / Travel

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.

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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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