PKI Engineer Job



  Full Time   Employee

District of Columbia
United States

PKI Engineer (Job Number:422445)


The Enterprise & Mission Solution Business Unit currently has an opening for a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Systems Engineer to support the Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) PKI program. This program provides transparent security services in support of the Department’s goals to secure communications among Department staff and systems. The position falls under the "Vanguard 2.2.1" contract.


This is a mid- level PKI engineering position within the Vanguard 2.2.1 program’s Enterprise Engineering Office (EEO), providing PKI engineering and integration support, and configuration management of various PKI systems based on Entrust solutions, onsite at the various DoS Datacenters and at certain selected DoS domestic and overseas locations. The preferred candidate must possess strong PKI engineering background and experience in configuration management. The preferred candidate should have some understanding of Federal PKI policies, excellent writing skills, and experience in providing tier-3 level support in large enterprises.

Responsibilities include:

Providing Configuration management support in the operation of a number of PKI systems deployed at the Department of State.

Manage and maintain enclaved server hardware, storage, switches, server operating systems, and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs).

Directly working with customer to analyze requirements and then deploy security related solutions to meet those requirements.

Providing problem analysis following any service issues to prevent recurrence

Performing product evaluations and making product recommendations

Identifying security risks to systems and suggest mitigations

Developing test cases for software/hardware testing and developing test evaluation reports for stakeholders.

Developing and updating systems documentation (e.g., ConOps, Operating procedures, systems architecture documents) and providing oversight of the PKI library.

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; Masters and 0 years related experience.

Education and Experience:

Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 3 years of relevant work experience with a Master’s degree

Required Qualifications:

Strong writing skills

Excellent MS-Windows Server administration & maintenance

Familiarity with PKIs and related technologies (LDAP directories, HSMs, OCSP) and security practices

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills

Applicant must have fulltime availability and be willing to work in the downtown Washington DC area.
- Applicant MUST be a US citizen

Desired Qualifications:

Working knowledge of Entrust suite of PKI products (Security Manager, Administration Services, Security Manager Proxy) especially in a government setting.

Experience with directory products (LDAP), such as Critical Path or Active Directory

CISSP, Security+, or similar certification

Virtualization technologies (ESX/ESXi)

Working knowledge of External storage solutions

Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, and excellent written and oral communications.

Clearance Requirement:

Must possess and be able to maintain an active DoD Top Secret level clearance (minimum).

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees and annual revenues of about $4.3 billion.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Oct 11, 2016, 12:59:57 PM
Primary Location: United States-DC-WASHINGTON
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

To apply for this job, contact:
Jane Ormerod

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