Security Engineer

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A public key infrastructure (PKI) is a set of hardware, software, people, policies, and procedures needed to manage public-key encryption and to create, manage, distribute, use, store, and revoke digital certificates. The purpose of a PKI is to ensure secure electronic transfer of information for network activities such as banking transactions and confidential email. It is necessary to confirm the identity of the parties involved and to validate the information being transferred.

An effective PKI Security Engineer will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in managing PKI services and infrastructure
  • An understanding of security, encryption, authentication, key management,  and applied cryptography
  • Considerable experience with various operating system platforms
  • An understanding of networking concepts
  • Experience integrating and migrating enterprise services and systems

A PKI Security Engineer generally is responsible for the following:

  • Participating in defining and developing the strategic plan for PKI.
  • Defining the operational processes and architecture for the perimeter network.
  • Developing the perimeter network infrastructure.
  • Creating policies and writing security rules for the system’s specific requirements.
  • Developing, documenting, and improving the system and processes.
  • Ensuring 24×7 uptime of the PKI.
  • Managing access rights, policies, certificates, and keys.
  • Promoting best practices to ensure the risk profile is minimized and the security posture is enhanced.
  • Designing and testing changes and additions to the PKI infrastructure.
  • Serving as the final level escalation point for support issues.


General Educational Requirements

Most employers of PKI Security Engineers require a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. Several years of experience in security operations, PKI technologies, and engineering may be required. A Professional Security Certification or other professional credentials, in addition to a government security clearance, generally will be required.


Additional Qualifications

A PKI Security Engineer should have an ability to coordinate and support large, complex projects, experience leading a highly technical team, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and strong written and oral communications skills. Other desired qualities are a strong work ethic, personal integrity and excellent interpersonal skills.

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