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Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Authority Engineer

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Authority Engineer

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Information Technology
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Top Secret/SCI
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Full Time

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Job Description

PKI certificate authority engineers must be detail-oriented and have in-depth knowledge of using PKI to ensure that communications between servers and devices are secure. This includes managing PKI services on servers and having an in-depth understanding of the enterprise infrastructure; to include the hardware and software used; data center design; networks; ports; load balancers; and how all these components interact.

Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.

1. Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.

2. Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems.

3. Sets up administrator and service accounts.

4. Maintains system documentation

5. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.

6. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software; coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.

7. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

8. May program in an administrative language.

9. Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.

10. Provides advice and training to end-users.

11. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

12. Participates in special projects as required.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline; or the equivalent combination of education; technical certifications or training; or work experience.


Five or more years of experience in PKI administration; managing digital certificates; and verifying digital certificates; as well as strong infrastructure design and documentation skills.

Security Plus certification or an equivalent DoD 8570 Certification is required; Typical duties include: ? Interfacing with internally and externally hosted Certificate Authorities (CAs) and Registration Authorities ? Upgrading and deploying PKI to all environments ? Analyzing all aspects of the existing infrastructure and providing recommendations to enhance system reliability; availability; serviceability and scalability ? Troubleshooting unique and complex problems related to infrastructure and PKI ? Learning and deploying new security products as needed ? Developing pioneering approaches to emerging information security industry trends and assisting with automation of the environment ? Day-to-day responsibility for the operation of hardware security modules (HSMs) and Key Management.
As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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