Senior PKI Engineer - Active Secret required

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Alexandria, Virginia

REQ#: RQ62691

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT supports the United States Coast Guard (USCG) TISCOM - TESS program which provides critical services and support to meet the demands of the USCG mission. TISCOM – TESS responsibilities include providing reliable enterprise IT services and responsive technical support for Coast Guard men and women around the globe as it develops, deploys, and supports the information technology (IT) infrastructure for the USCG networks for land, aviation, and sea based assets. Requirements include O&M of existing systems to of new capabilities.

GDIT’s TISCOM – TESS program is an environment that mixes physical and virtual technologies, utilizing a collaboration of many different vendors. TISCOM – TESS sets precedence for IT policies and procedures for the entire enterprise, supporting over 65,000 users in a Windows Active Directory architecture. A fast paced atmosphere, TISCOM – TESS is always looking towards the future with opportunities to deliver its users with the best tools and support.

The TISCOM-TESS team is taking on a new challenge involving Identity and Authentication Management. This work provides solutions for government requested design and deployment of IDAM/Security/Vulnerability Management of tools, processes and procedures. We are currently seeking a PKI Engineer (Clearance Level: Secret).


  • Design and deployment of Federated Services and Federation trust configuration process
  • Deliver solution utilizing certificates issued by approved DoD PKI process
  • Design and define information technology (IT) system architecture for integration of multiple platforms, operating systems, and applications across the enterprise
  • Determine systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security
  • Coordinate design of subsystems and integration of total system. Identify, analyze, and resolve program support deficiencies
  • Develop and document the framework for integration and implementation for changes to technical standards
  • Assist in the development of and manages an architecture governance process.
  • Develop and recommend corrective actions.
  • May provide technical guidance for database administrators and software developers

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications: 

  • Direct experience with Internal Certificate Authority and how it integrates with enterprise systems
  • Knowledge of certificate issuance and delivery of NPE (non-persona entity) through automated issuance methods
  • Understanding of DOD and industry best practices based on NIST guidance
  • Working Knowledge of Certificate Authority (CA) Service and Root Certificate Authority
  • Direct experience with Integration of Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) service for certificate validations
  • Understanding of low and medium assurance level services
  • Experience with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Public Key (PK) enabling based on DOD baselines
  • Experience with integration of Active Directory services with Smartcard authentication
  • Experience with SAML tokens and group membership
  • Understanding of  encrypted communication methods for authentication and SAML issuance

You must also have:

  • Secret Clearance
  • Security + Certification
  • BS or equivalent + 5 yrs related experience, or MS + 3 yrs related experience


We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.