Oct 14, 2018

PIV Systems Engineer Washington, DC, US

  • Criterion Systems
  • Washington, DC, US
Full-Time Defense Engineering Government Information Technology (IT) Other

Job Description

PIV Systems Engineer

Full-time RegularPR Washington, DC, US

3 months agoRequisition ID : 1653

At Criterion Systems, Inc., we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. Our Offerings: *100% employee-owned private Government contractor founded in 2005. *High retention rate because we work hard at holding onto talent. *Excellent Leadership Team comprised of individuals who have successfully built and run businesses and are involved in day-to-day operations to include an open-door policy. Our employees are the most valuable assets. Are you ready to be appreciated?


Criterion Systems is seeking to hire a PIV Systems Engineer to support a client in Washington DC. 


The PIV System Engineer is responsible for configuration and maintenance of the complex secure network system in support of the US Department of Commerce. Provides systems administration, troubleshooting and support various Enterprise applications and systems, including planning, designing, evaluating, implementing and maintaining infrastructure. Primary duty is the data integration and process automation of PKI operational activities as well as provide system engineering support to the Network and LAN management teams. A qualified individual will be the key contributor in the design, development, and customization of all PKI systems in the enterprise. The successful candidate must have deep technical knowledge experience and demonstrated working experience in [1] password management, directory synchronization, single sign-on (SSO) capabilities including the use of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), [2] user provisioning capabilities including those for privileged accounts, [3] electronic authentication and authorization for system access and transaction processing, [4] data normalization and standardization of disparate directories and [5] establishing rules of behavior for interacting with managed directories. The position holder will split his/her time between providing data integration, process automation and tools customization support; and providing system engineering support.


  • Support the development, upgrade, administration and maintenance of the various internal PKI/PIV infrastructure
  • Development and maintain PKI related documentation, including technical guides, fact sheets, and troubleshooting guides
  • Support of PKI matters including Two Factor authentication, SSL and Domain Controller certificates, OSCP responders and Cryptographic middleware for servers and workstations
  • Strong directory services skills & LDAP knowledge
  • Data integration support between IDMS and other directory services
  • Integrate, administer and support the design for multifactor authentication, single sign-on (SSO) policy management, auditing and access reporting
  • Support the integration of Office 365 with PIV authentication
  • Support daily operations
  • Provide weekly statistics to upper management
  • Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the OSLAN
  • Manage, support and maintain Active Directory 2008 R2
  • Manage, support and troubleshoot Exchange Server and Office 365
  • Manage, support and maintain Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2
  • Make security and efficiency enhancement recommendations to management
  • Assist with server security patching
  • Resolve and close tickets in accordance with OSLAN SLAs
  • Conduct after hours maintenance and troubleshooting as required
  • Other duties required



  • US Citizen with ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline or 4 years of experience to make up for lack of degree
  • 10+ years IT experience; 5+ years management administration and support experience managing Enterprise directories including Microsoft Active Directory. 
  • Experience in ITIL processes and fundamentals
  • Proven ability to multitask, prioritize and remain cool under pressure
  • Experience in implementing and supporting Active Directory 2008 R2
  • Experience in implementing and supporting Exchange server 2007/2013 and Office 365
  • Experience in Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2
  • Knowledge in engineering/managing backup infrastructure
  • Knowledge in MDM (Mobile Device Management) product
  • Experience in implementing and supporting third-party applications
  • Knowledge of PKI and certificate process
  • Knowledge of and implementation experience with logical access control systems including Enterprise Identity Data Broker, Enterprise Access Management Services, Enterprise Identity Providers, and Federated Identity Services
  • Experience with web technologies such as Java, .Net, PHP, Apache
  • Federal PKI knowledge
  • HSPD-12 Knowledge
  • Strong understanding of federal policies, mandates and requirements
  • Strong project management skills
  • Must have effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical skills (i.e technical and non-technical) 
  • Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.





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