PKI Professional Services Engineer

West McLean, VA 22102

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Professional Services Job Number: 8191 Salary $: 140,000 Split Eligible: No Industry: Computer & Network Security Level of Experience: Mid-Senior

Job Description

PKI Professional Services Engineer

Our client, a leading provider of Information Security solutions is seeking multiple PKI Professional Services consultants to service their customers in the US, Canada and Europe. This is a virtual position based in the US and will require the candidate to travel 30-50% of the time and live within 1 hour proximity to a major metro airport.   This is a full-time, direct-hire position NOT a contract position.   NO visa or relocation support is available.


  • Work with customers and subject matter experts, to obtain necessary information to aid customers in their decision making process.
  • Assisting architects in specifying and documenting the needs for the project.
  • Become the subject matter expert of the firm’s and competitors’ products and cryptographic technology.
  • Develop plans for projects utilizing the firm’s standards and methodology
  • Training and presentation of firm's products or services to customers and staff
  • Produce necessary deliverables
  • Assisting the sales teams in development of project opportunities into properly documented projects and deliverables
  • Liaising with PS team members at all office locations
  • Travel (both domestic and internationally) at approximately 50%
  • Travel domestically will be within the Northeast Corridor (Boston, NYC, MY/NJ, CT, Philadelphia, Northern Virginia/ MD).

Education, Experience and Skills requirements:

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience preferred.

5+ years of experience in working in a highly-technical customer-facing role (i.e.: product support, professional services, sales engineer, technical consultant, or similar) with a security technology vendor, Value-Added Reseller, professional services or consulting firm.

Experience in working with PKI (public key infrastructure), Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services, digital signature, data communication and other cryptographic systems.

Candidates with exceptional ADCS (Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services) and PKI skills are encouraged to apply, with a special emphasis on MS-ADCS security components such as Certificate Enrollment Web Services, Certification Authority, Online Responder, Network Device Enrollment Services.

Specific knowledge of Entrust's family of products particularly desired

Hands-On experience with implementing, configuring and optimizing Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) from leading vendors such as Utimaco, Thales, Gemalto, nCipher or Futurex highly desired.

Experience in project management and knowledge of standardized project management techniques

Strong Foundation of common OS (Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, MS Windows)

Strong working knowledge of fundamental information technology security concepts (e.g. CISSP, CCNA, etc.)

Basic programming skills in common programming languages (e.g. Java, C#, C/C++)

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.  Must be independent and self-directed, high-performance, low-maintenance employee.

Experience in training customers with Information Security products

Solid networking skills and the ability to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile security.

Additional Information

Established in 1991, J. Patrick & Associates, Inc is an Executive Recruiting firm that focuses on Executive Management, Sales, Marketing and Technical roles within Information Technology markets. We have over 20 years of experience recruiting in every aspect of AV/VTC/UC, Application, Storage, Information/Network Security, Mobile Technologies and Telecommunications. We handle Contingency and Retained search, as well as contract staffing. Our clients include industry-leading Technology Vendors, Systems Integrators, Telecommunications Service Providers and End User organizations.

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