PKI Specialist

  • location: Cary, NC (remote)
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $90 - $139.97 per hour

job description

PKI Specialist

job summary:
We have a 6 month renewable contract for a PKI Specialist. This role can be 100% virtual. We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate, and recognized leader to help make an impactful difference in an industry leading Fortune 40 company. You'll play a critical role in our Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as subject matter expert for global key management initiatives to increase the maturity of the current PKI environment. This position requires an experienced professional with a proven track record of relevant achievements. Candidate will be expected to demonstrate their expertise within the respective fields.

Key Responsibilities

- Subject matter expert in all areas of SSL certificates, SSH keys, and other digital certificates and encryption.

- Provide expert knowledge and research into the design and deployment of key management services including driving improvements in technical architecture, standards and processes.

- Develop playbooks and automation for the repeatable deployment of system components.

- Design discovery, monitoring, alerting, and trend analysis for PKI and underlying infrastructure.

- Review and provide feedback of current Governance Policy and Standards documentation.

- Evaluate existing processes to determine process improvements, and how best to gain more effectiveness and efficiency.

- Define technical requirements for implementation and adoption of a best-in-class PKI within MetLife.

- Generate documentation related to the key management practice, including areas of design, proof of concept use cases, implementation, validation, operational management, and disaster recovery.

- Develop and test methodologies to inventory current key proliferation and usage.

- Proactively facilitate team collaboration and mentor on learning new technologies, use cases, and implementations.

- Take ownership of scalability and planning.

- Fluency in security & encryption terminology

- Problem solving of complex issues.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

Required:

- A bachelor's degree with 8-10 years of work experience in Cybersecurity and PKI design and implementation with highly complex clients or services.

- Experience in developing a project plan for complex, multi-year initiatives on a global scale

- Experience with centralized SSH Key Management in an enterprise setting

- Experience with Host Security Modules (HSM).

- Experience with Certificate Lifecycle Management tools (Venafi preferred).

- Experience with Microsoft Certificate Services

- Experience with Tanium and Tanium Comply

- Experience with how keys are stored and utilized on Windows, Linux/Unix, as well as other platforms

Preferred:

- In-depth knowledge of modern enterprise and security architectures, their challenges, common approaches to overcome their challenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses.

- Experience with cloud native key management.

- good knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, TLS, secure communication protocols).

- Skills with scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, Javascript, and Bash.

- Experience leading initiatives in a global environment extending across multiple countries and time zones.

- good interpersonal and team skills

- good verbal and written communication skills

- High level of initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness and collaboration.

 
location: CARY, North Carolina
job type: Contract
salary: $90.00 - 139.97 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate, and recognized leader to help make an impactful difference in an industry leading Fortune 40 company. You'll play a critical role in our Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as subject matter expert for global key management initiatives to increase the maturity of the current PKI environment. This position requires an experienced professional with a proven track record of relevant achievements. Candidate will be expected to demonstrate their expertise within the respective fields.

Key Responsibilities

- Subject matter expert in all areas of SSL certificates, SSH keys, and other digital certificates and encryption.

- Provide expert knowledge and research into the design and deployment of key management services including driving improvements in technical architecture, standards and processes.

- Develop playbooks and automation for the repeatable deployment of system components.

- Design discovery, monitoring, alerting, and trend analysis for PKI and underlying infrastructure.

- Review and provide feedback of current Governance Policy and Standards documentation.

- Evaluate existing processes to determine process improvements, and how best to gain more effectiveness and efficiency.

- Define technical requirements for implementation and adoption of a best-in-class PKI within MetLife.

- Generate documentation related to the key management practice, including areas of design, proof of concept use cases, implementation, validation, operational management, and disaster recovery.

- Develop and test methodologies to inventory current key proliferation and usage.

- Proactively facilitate team collaboration and mentor on learning new technologies, use cases, and implementations.

- Take ownership of scalability and planning.

- Fluency in security & encryption terminology

- Problem solving of complex issues.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

Required:

- A bachelor's degree with 8-10 years of work experience in Cybersecurity and PKI design and implementation with highly complex clients or services.

- Experience in developing a project plan for complex, multi-year initiatives on a global scale

- Experience with centralized SSH Key Management in an enterprise setting

- Experience with Host Security Modules (HSM).

- Experience with Certificate Lifecycle Management tools (Venafi preferred).

- Experience with Microsoft Certificate Services

- Experience with Tanium and Tanium Comply

- Experience with how keys are stored and utilized on Windows, Linux/Unix, as well as other platforms

Preferred:

- In-depth knowledge of modern enterprise and security architectures, their challenges, common approaches to overcome their challenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses.

- Experience with cloud native key management.

- strong knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, TLS, secure communication protocols).

- Skills with scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, Javascript, and Bash.

- Experience leading initiatives in a global environment extending across multiple countries and time zones.

- strong interpersonal and team skills

- strong verbal and written communication skills

- High level of initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness and collaboration.

 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors (required)
 
skills:
  • SECURITY (10 years of experience is required)
  • cybersecurity (10 years of experience is required)
  • PKI (5 years of experience is required)
  • SSL certificates (3 years of experience is required)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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