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 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 currently seeking a Security Engineering Lead in Washington D.C.

Security Engineering Lead Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a technical resource within the security team to document, build, and deploy secure systems in the cloud and on-prem
  • Provide uptime and security enhancements to the AWS cloud Assist in developing, implementing and enforcing policies to enhance cloud security.
  • Lead efforts in configuring, monitoring, supporting and implementing best practices of various security products - IPS/FW/WAF etc. in the cloud and on-prem.
  • Lead efforts in hardening system components according to CIS and/or STIG benchmarks.
  • Serve as a technical resource in security team efforts to build and deploy various configurations in the cloud and on-prem.
  • Assist in developing, implementing and enforcing policies to enhance cloud security.
  • Providing uptime and security enhancements to the AWS cloud.
  • Assist vulnerability management team in analysis remediation efforts.

Security Engineering Lead Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of experience with network security and Red Hat Linux administration
  • 3+ years of experience with STIG and CIS Hardening Implementation (Server, Network Devices) and Web Application Security (Layer 7 Network Security)

Security Engineering Lead Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Experience with AWS Cloud Security, Splunk Administrator or User Experience (w/ Enterprise Security), Barracuda WAF or Checkpoint NGFW Implementation/Admin, Vulnerability Management (Tooling, Scanning, Analysis, Remediation) and/or Ansible/Tower Automation Development

Job Location: Washington, D.C.

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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