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Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2217152
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2022
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

The Vanguard 2.2.1 contract 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 "SI Division support service line of the contract.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a great Systems Engineer to expand their skillset and learn PKI!  It will be a senior level PKI engineering position, providing PKI engineering and integration support, administering, maintaining, and deploying various PKI systems on prem and in cloud.  

The preferred candidate must possess strong skills in designing, installing, configuring, and maintaining PKI systems. Additionally, the preferred candidate should have some experience in providing tier-3 level support in large enterprises. Cloud Key vaulting, Zero Trust Architecture and modern authentication know how are highly desirable.

.Responsibilities include:

  • Performing all aspects of systems design and PKI engineering in support of various PKI systems deployed at the Department of State.
  • Manage and maintain enclaved server hardware, storage, switches, server operating systems, and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)
  • Providing in-depth subject matter expertise for engineering support related to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems, especially in a government setting.
  • Maintaining existing PKI systems – patch existing systems, deploy new components based on customer demand
  • Assist in evaluating and deploying solutions to support modern authentication (i.e SAML based authentication, FIDO2, PIV Derived Credential, etc.…)
  • Assist in designing and deploying solution in support of migrating to a Zero Trust Architecture environment
  • Performing problem analysis following any service issues to prevent recurrence
  • Identifying security risks to customer systems and suggest mitigations
  • Designing, building, and managing PKI enclaves conforming to the policies and standards of the Department of State, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and other policies and standards as required.
  • Identifying security architectures and implementation gaps, vulnerabilities, and risks; developing, testing, and implementing solutions to address the gaps, and new or updated requirements.
  • 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.)
  • Ensuring the NIST 800-53 Rev. 4 security controls, where applicable, are in place and validated on all PKI systems.
  • Contribute to the technical direction on all areas of PKI architecture, strategies and automation and enforce governance and standards.

Qualifications

Required Education, Experience, Skills, Attributes

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more of relevant experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more of relevant experience; may accept additional experience in lieu of degree
  • Strong background in the Microsoft server operating systems and Certificate Authority (CA) providers
  • General understanding of cryptographic keys, symmetric and asymmetric keys, cryptographic key algorithms and cipher blocks
  • Working knowledge with network devices particularly Cisco switches.
  • Network infrastructure diagnostics (TCP/IP general networking knowledge, network monitoring tools)
  • Virtualization technologies – VMWare ESXI, vCenter, VMWare NSX
  • Working knowledge of external storage solutions, storage area networks (SANs), and Fiber Channel networks
  • Professionally and effectively communicate; both verbal and written at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to think analytically, troubleshoot, and solve problems
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve network/application/operating system issues
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Excellent MS-Windows Server administration & maintenance skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills

Required Clearance

  • US Citizenship
  • Must have the ability to obtain Top Secret clearance. 
  • Active Secret or Top Secret clearance is preferred.

Desired Experience, Skills, & Attributes

  • Knowledge of Entrust suite of PKI products (Security Manager, Administration Services, Security Manager Proxy) especially in a government setting.
  • Hands-on experience with Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), and external storage solutions.
  • Working knowledge with a Card Management Systems (CMS) solution for Smart Cards.
  • Experience integrating managed devices into MDM solutions (AirWatch, Intune).
  • Understanding of cloud security implementation practices, particularly PKI related. (Azure, AWS, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Zero Trust Architecture and modern credential management and authentication
  • PowerShell scripting experience and/or other scripting expertise.
  • Network infrastructure diagnostics (TCP/IP general networking knowledge, network monitoring tools)
  • Expert level skills in virtualization technologies (e.g., VMWare vSphere)
  • Operational experience with LDAP and PKI Directory Management
  • Engineering and Integration experience with Two-factor authentication: RSA, PIV cards, custom smart card solutions, and biometric authentication.
  • Working experience deploying OCSP capabilities within a diverse and international organization
  • Experience with Enterprise Systems Architecture, engineering, and deployment

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

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