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PKI & Venafi Engineer

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Recruiter: SidTech
Listed on: 30th March
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £500 - £500
Type: Contract
Start Date: 2021-03-29 00:00:00

Job Title:PKI & Venafi Engineer

Inside IR35

London- Waterside



Job Purpose and primary objectives:

PKI CA Admin and Venafi Engineer

Key responsibilities (please specify if the position is an individual one or part of a team):

- Supervisory / Managerial responsibilities (please specify if the position will have persons reporting to it):

Managing the SPLUNK environment for the IAG client and will have client interaction

Key Skills/Knowledge:

Venafi Administration-

? Experience with certificate management tools (ideally Venafi)

? Design, test, implement changes/additions to Venafi Certificate Management system and associated PKI Infrastructure.

? In-depth knowledge of the various phases of the Digital Certificate Lifecycle

? Customer focus for supporting hundreds of applications / services using thousands of certificates

? Strong communication skills in dealing with IT developers and system administrators

? Consult with other members of project team and end users to identify PKI requirements and develop requirements documentation

? Contribute to the technical direction on all areas of PKI architecture, including policies, standards, strategies, automation and governance

? Provide guidance to key stakeholders on PKI life-cycle, processes and procedures

? Computer security knowledge, specifically in Windows/LINUX OS environment.

? Administer the PKI certificate lifecycle for various solutions

? Propose and implement improvements to Client’s PKI in accordance with standard procedures and change control policies and procedures

? Participate in projects to deploy new PKI applications and services

? Partnering with engineering, architecture, integration, operations, administration and client groups.

? Direct experience with Public Key Infrastructure, Identity and Access processes, controls and systems and expertise in the Digital Certificates and Keys strongly preferred.

? MS PKI Administration, operational support, and policy/template creation.

? Issuance exception processes & documentation

? Liaison with individuals, communities, and LOBs to ensure the adoption of standards and practices set forth by the Digital Certificates team.

? Proficiency with Cryptography, cipher suites, and trust stores

? Proficiency with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technologies ( SSH, SSL, TLS)

? Proficiency with Active Directory and Windows networking environments

? Experience with Venafi Encryption Director / Trust Protection Platform

? Must have an extensive background in PKI Technology, including Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), Secure Hash Algorithm 1 & 2 (SHA1 & SHA2), HSMs, systems engineering

Privilege Access management

? Must have deep knowledge and exposure to Privilege access management.

? worked on any of the PAM solutions.

? familiar with Security Operations activities.

Experience required:

? 7+or more years’ experience with design, configuration, and support PKI infrastructure and Venafi.

? Experience in handling key signing ceremonies and certificate generation.

Duration of the Assignment:

6 months

Start Date (please mention the date not ASAP) :


Salary Range Payable (please specify if sales incentive plan will be applicable):


Number of persons required:


Special working conditions (travel, on call etc):

Travel/ on call if required

Additional remarks (if any):


Be a creative thinker who easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions and tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings with their peers;


Is able to learn quickly when facing new problems, is open to change and able to analyze both successes and failures of self and / or others when required to facilitate on-going improvement. Is able to experiments and will try anything to find solutions and enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks, with the ability to quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of systems and services;


When in a lead / supervisory / managerial role, is good at establishing clear directions of others with the ability to set stretching objectives. Is able to distribute workloads fairly and appropriately in a well-planned and organized manner and maintains a two-way dialogue with others on their work and its results. Above all, is able to bring out the best in people and is a clear motivator and communicator;


Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being part of the team, unit, and/or the organisation. Is able to provide informative and quantifiable information so that accurate decision making can be taken in a timely manner;


Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions and probes all fruitful sources for answers. Can see hidden problems and is excellent at detailed analysis by looking beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer;


Able to learn new skills quickly and is adept at learning new industry skills and competencies via various methods, including research and attendance at technical courses and seminars etc.

Person Specification:

I.e. Negotiating, client facing, communication, assertive, team leading/team member skills, supportive.

Establish and maintain excellent relationship with customer stakeholders and develop processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness for the client as an on-going basis;

With Line Manager / Senior Stakeholders

Maintain regular contact with Line Manager / Senior Stakeholders to update and appraise them on critical business issues and data points;

With Offshore Teams

Maintain regular contact with required Offshore teams as and when required to update them on current issues and decisions, seeking support for issues that affect the success of the contracts on-going deliverables as and when required;

With Peers

Develop and maintain positive relationships with other business partners, both internal and external, ensuring best practice advice is shared and maximum efficiency achieved;

With Others

Effectively and professionally communicate regularly with all functional teams and other parts of the company as required in the proper performance of such duties by regularly sharing information and building positive relationships to help achieve business goals and objectives within the account. Building positive relationships with external contacts to maximize efficiency and to represent the business in a professional manner at all times.

Adhoc Duties

To undertake any other duties of a reasonable nature, as may be determined by your Line Manager and/or relevant personnel designated for such purpose to do so, to meet the needs of the business and/or clients operational requirements as and when required. May also be required as determined by the needs of the business to carry out work at other locations on a global scale to undertake duties within the company on reasonable request, inclusive of short, medium or long term overseas deputation stay requirements.

Contact Name: Admin Ssunita Chaubey
Reference: TJ/5321/V-33111
Job ID: 2914895

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