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The MITRE Corporation Senior Infrastructure Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Enterprise Computing, Information, and Security Center is seeking an Infrastructure Engineer who has a solid understanding of PKI. This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a motivated technical candidate seeking to be part of a collaborative team that leverages automation to delivery infrastructure services for the organization.

Key Functions:

This team is responsible for the entire internal virtualization, storage, and backup infrastructure at MITRE. This role will continue to grow in the direction of automation as we make our services, customer portals and internal delivery easier to provide and manage.

Initial responsibilities will focus on the day-to-day work-programs within our virtualization and Compute environments.

Primary responsibilities associated with this role are:

  • Support the definition, design, and deployment of enterprise PKI systems

  • Ensure PKI systems align to the firms Information Security policies, standards, and the industry best practices.

  • Manage the configuration of PKI systems, test PKI systems and/or components to ensure readiness for production deployment. Create and maintain system documentation.

  • Represent PKI Engineering on organizational project teams and ensure adherence to existing security policies and standards.

  • Manage the successful technical delivery of Information Security projects and services for our customers by working directly with key business stakeholders, executives and project teams. Security engineers are the technical lead on initiatives and as such must drive the vision and alignment of the solution delivery.

  • Develop and improve PKI/PKE best practices

  • Keep up on current technologies and maintain awareness of industry trends and threats, focusing on PKI/PKE technologies.

Required Skills:

  • Public key infrastructure

  • Strong authentication / multi-factor authentication technologies

  • Code Signing

  • Cryptographic services

  • Data Protection

Day-to-day administration, troubleshooting, and project tasks relating, but not limited to;

  • Virtualization Infrastructure administration in multiple environments/locations

  • Scripting/Configuration Management/Automation.

  • VDI technologies

  • Citrix VDI infrastructure and application support

  • Solid program & project management skills

  • Strong communication and documentation skills

  • General network understanding

  • Experience writing code in PowerShell

  • Ability to work with a project team to ensure timely deliverable completion

  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory / LDAP

  • Basic knowledge of Networking (DNS, DHCP, Firewalls, CIDR Notation, etc.)

  • Basic knowledge of Virtualization and Physical / Virtual Hardware / Right Sizing

  • Use of PowerShell remoting to manage systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Security+ or equivalent certification

  • Federal Bridge Experience

  • Expert level experience in MS Certificate Management Services and Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Expert level experience in SSL certificate management concepts, processes, and solution management.

  • Expert level experience with PKI implementation and certificate lifecycle management solution

  • Expert level experience with hardware security module (HSM) technology. Direct experience with Safenet HSM platforms is highly desirable

  • Expert level experience in cloud solution development with Azure or AWS architectures as it related to PKI management.

  • Citrix VDI infrastructure and application support

  • Citrix

  • Vmware View

  • Microsoft VDI technologies.

  • VMware vCenter and associated enterprise components including:

  • ESXi

  • vCloud Director

  • Orchestrator

  • NSX

  • Microsoft virtualization products including

  • Hyper-V

  • VMM

  • Configuration Management products tools

  • SCCM

  • Chef

  • Ansible

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):


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