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Job #: R-00022733-OTHLOC-PL-2D2293
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Encryption Key Management Administrator a proven leader who has extensive experience in digital certificate/key management. The candidate will have the ability to lead a team in defining processes and tool enhancements for a Certificate Management system. Certificate Management is the management of digital Web, User and Machine certificates throughout the enterprise, including issuance, revocation and renewal. The candidate must also have an understanding of cryptographic keys, symmetric and asymmetric keys, cryptographic key algorithms and cipher blocks including the use of HSM's and Key Manger tools. 

Primary Responsibilities

This position will be accountable for overall certificate & key management lifecycle.

  • Create enhancements or demands for improvements or modifications.
  • Process fulfillment requests (Service requests/Catalog tasks)
  • Manages and track all SSL/TLS Certificates in ServiceNow Certificate Module
  • Configure and setup SSL/TLS Certificates relationships within the respective applications and servers
  • Revoke SSL Certificates which are no longer being used in Managed PKI portals.
  • Update and maintain runbook and process guides for requesting and distributing certificates to various applications teams
  • Distribute certificates for Windows and UNIX
  • Provide technical guidance moving some of the manual certificate provisioning process to a more automated method possible using other tools such as Venafi, including some scripting experience.
  • Migrating and encrypting private keys into the Vormetric Key Manager solution
  • Helping with the creating a new enterprise encryption solution and upcoming IP Projects related to Cert and Key Encryption
  • Troubleshoot Key and certificate issues.
  • Managing aspects of encryption associated with creation, expirations, archive and rotation.
  • Based on knowledge in other technologies this role may require supporting other security controls which are supported by the operations team.

Basic Qualifications

  • Certification and experience in IT operational standards such as ITIL v3
  • Candidate must have BS with 2-14 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Ability to influence change across a matrix organization and collaborate with business and technology teams to deliver solutions
  • Ability to effectively analyze Certificate Service Requests to ensure compliance with standards and reduce certificate duplication
  • Candidate must have general knowledge regarding cryptographic methodologies and processes within IT organizations
  • General understanding of cryptographic keys, symmetric and asymmetric keys, cryptographic key algorithms and cipher blocks
  • Experience with using an HSM and/or Key Manager for any business encryption requirements
  • Experience in helping create new encryption enterprise solutions for current or upcoming IT Projects
  • Experience or knowledge of migrating and encrypting private keys from a public or internal CA into an HSM or Key Manager

Significant experience with data protection standards

  • Significant experience with one or more of the following database platforms: Oracle, MongoDB, MarkLogic, SQL Server, DynamoDB and MySQL
  • Significant experience with one or more of the following server operating systems: CentOS 6, CentOS 7, RHEL 6, RHEL 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016
  • Significant experience with one or more of the following technologies: Apache NiFi, Twister


  • Candidate must have an active TS/SCI with a polygraph


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Systems Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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