PKI Security Administrator

Morrisville, North Carolina, United States

Full Time
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phia LLC is seeking a highly skilled PKI Security Administrator with 5 years PKI experience, knowledgeable in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Venafi, and digital certificate management processes and leading practices to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This support contract provides a broad range of cyber services to all components under the CISO including cyber operations, cyber risk, security engineering and digital integration departments. The client’s enterprise consists of over 600,000 employees, 500,000 devices, 200,000 enterprise email accounts, 200,000 endpoints, 800 firewall sets, and 640+ URLs of which 350 require web application firewall protection. This position primary location is Morrisville, NC with full remote during the pandemic.



  • Contribute to the technical direction on all areas of PKI architecture, including policies, standards, strategies, automation and governance
  • Provide guidance and training to key stakeholders on PKI lifecycle, processes and procedures
  • Provide customer support for hundreds of USPS applications / services using thousands of certificates



  • U.S. Citizen
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in Public Key Infrastructure.
  • A solid understanding of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) including technology, standards, and implementations, with experience managing, configuring, or supporting a PKI certificate authority (especially Microsoft ADCS).
  • Experience with certificate management tools (ideally Venafi, Microsoft CA)
  • Understanding of Cryptography and Key Management


  • PKI experience including hands on experience with:

-Certificate Authority Administration

-Certificate Enrollment Web Service & Policy Web Service

-Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) monitoring

  • Understanding of Cryptography Next Generation (CNG)

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  • Understanding of crafting and maintaining PKI policy documentation (CP/CPS)
  • Understanding of PKIX, PKCS, SSL, TLS, S/MIME standards
  • Experience troubleshooting digital certificate issues
  • Familiarity with browser and application keystores
  • Understanding of smart card technologies
  • IT system administration experience (systems management, networks, firewalls) in an enterprise environment
  • Infrastructure IT (Systems Administration, Network Administration Windows/Linux OS, Network Administration, Active Directory and/or Virtualization)
  • Experience with user directory technologies for authentication (e.g., LDAP, Active Directory)
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Unix and Linux configuration and troubleshooting
  • Experience with technologies that use TLS/SSL encryption (e.g. F5, Netscaler, IIS, Apache, WebLogic, WebSphere, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with server virtualization technologies (VMWare, HyperV)
  • Computer security, specifically in Windows/LINUX OS environment
  • Experience with ServiceNow or other Change/Incident/Problem management ticketing technology
  • Database administration (MSSQL) experience
  • Strong communication skills in working with IT developers and system administrators

WORK SCHEDULE: Core Business Hours (8am-5pm; start/end time flexible)


TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position primary location Morrisville, NC with full remote during the pandemic.

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Eligible for Public Trust/Sensitive (up to Top Secret)



phia, LLC is a Northern Virginia based, 8a certified small business that was established in 2011. We focus on the full spectrum of disciplines within the cyber, intelligence, and technology arenas.

We support mission-critical teams within various agencies and offices within the Federal government, including Civilian, Defense, Law Enforcement and Intel. We like to describe phia as truly by technical people and for technical people. phia’s founders wanted to create an employee-centered culture, where we care about the people as much as the mission.

Our goal is to continue to hire talented and passionate team members, who desire to grow their skillsets as well as the reputation of the company with our partners, clients and stakeholders. With this goal in mind, we invite you to apply for positions, even if you don't meet the desired years of experience listed in our position descriptions. We are more interested in intellectually curious individuals with the ability to work autonomously and with teams. If your experience does not match our exact requirements of a position but you are otherwise an awesome candidate, we will work hard to find a position that suits you.

Our company culture is unique; we consider everyone on the team a part of the phia phamily. We make great efforts to foster cohesiveness through one-on-one interactions, professional mentoring, and group outings. In short, our leadership team is personally invested in each employee. phia offers a rewarding environment with talented & passionate people.

Excellent benefits for full time W2 candidates to enhance the work-life balance, these include the following:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition and Professional Development Assistance
  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Parking Reimbursement
  • Monthly Payroll
Job tags: Active Directory Architecture Automation Cryptography Encryption Firewall Linux PKI TLS Top Secret Unix Windows
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