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EY PKI Engineer - REMOTE - Assistant Director - Government and Public Sector in Seattle, Washington

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world. 

Our GPS Technology Organization is a structure within the US GPS practice that implements and maintains a new operate and technology model designed specifically to support U.S. defense and Government engagements.  

The opportunity

This is a remote opportunity that can be performed within Continental United States.

You’ll have responsibilities within the Identity and Access Management (IAM) team that supports various applications in cloud platform services across the Government and Public Sector (GPS) business unit. You’ll support the end-to-end aspects of services including but not limited to service engineering, break/fix support, service roadmaps and standards, vendor management. You’ll also have responsibilities to include ensuring stability for application platforms and/or services under their responsibility including resolution of incidents and problems, maintenance and support, application platform change control, and automation of processes and procedures.

As IAM Engineer, you will also work with the PKI Architect in identifying and defining problems, designing optimum solutions, implement and provide support of new or enhanced PKI services across the GPS organization.

Your key responsibilities

  • Maintaining ongoing knowledge and support of aligned applications such as: 

  • Azure Cloud hosted services

  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)

  • Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)

  • Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) 

  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • Maintain ongoing knowledge and support of servers and networks aligned to the Active Directory environments including but not limited to: 

  • Systems Center Operations Manager Administration 

  • Windows 2008 and 2012 Administration and Infrastructure  

  • Single Sign-On (SSO) configuration and remediation, and  

  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

  • Deploying AD DS on Azure VM’s and install replica Domain Controllers or Forests in an Azure virtual network as needed 

  • Integrating other Identity Infrastructure with Azure AD identity authentication services 

  • Creating and configuring Azure Active Directory services for authenticating applications in Azure Cloud 

  • Managing data stored in Azure Active Directory via Azure AD PowerShell cmdlet.  

  • Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) such as Azure MFA integration into the authentication, authorization, and single sign-on process for applications and systems

  • API Gateways, Enterprise Databases, SSO and Access Management systems, identity federation protocols (SAML), OIDC, OAuth2 and LDAP 

  • Azure Management including application proxy, SSO, MFA, Licensing, Azure PIM and Microsoft Conditional Access Policies 

  • The role may also require the periodic allocation of additional time on the job to support multiple demands and escalating issues or to accommodate teams or staff in other time zones

  • Assess and define problems or opportunities for improvement by providing documented business, functional, operational, and security requirements to be addressed by future state solutions

  • Communicate design approaches and recommendations effective to gain stakeholder approvals and agreements

  • Coordinate design activities across multiple teams and services to ensure successful completion of complex projects

  • Develop both technical and functional solutions that integrate with business processes

Skills and attributes for success

  • Core understanding of Azure Active Directory Tenant deployment and Azure Directory management

  • Understanding of application registration and Key Management using the Azure AD Admin Center

  • Understanding of Azure Administrator Roles, Units and emergency accounts to enable policies at a granular level for access administration  

  • Ability to manage multiple directories in the Azure environment.  

  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Effective teaming and knowledge sharing skills 

  • Advanced skills in planning, designing and troubleshooting complex cloud environments 

  • Solid understanding of Cloud environment and security best practices  

  • Good understanding of ITIL  

  • Strong ability to document processes, procedures and security designs clearly and accurately for distribution to internal teams and customers 

  • Understanding of other technologies required to run a secure enterprise level infrastructure 

  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with external vendors and suppliers in the security industry 

  • Cloud Infrastructure Security enthusiast 

  • Self-motivated with an aptitude to learn quickly 

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity 

  • Have a global mind-set for working with different cultures and backgrounds

*To qualify for the role you must have *

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required 

  • 5+ years of cloud infrastructure  

  • 5+ years of hands on experience in designing and implementing Cloud services like Azure AD, Azure MFA, Azure Conditional Access Forwarder, Azure B2B and Azure PIM

  • Demonstrated deep expertise in cloud infrastructure 

  • Experience with writing custom, scripting tools (Python, PowerShell, etc.), interacting with API’s and shell scripting 

  • Experience in MS Certificate Management Services and Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Experience in SSL certificate management concepts, processes, and solution management. Direct experience Azure PKI solutions is highly desirable.

  • Experience with PKI implementation and certificate lifecycle management solution.

  • Experience with hardware security module (HSM) technology.

  • Experience in cloud solution development with Azure architectures as it related to PKI management.

  • A deep understanding of digital certificate lifecycle management functions and broad experience with different certificate types and uses

  • A broad understanding of the available PKI vendors and technologies offering technical solutions in the market

  • Knowledge and experience with cryptographic protocols, services, and standards

  • Ability to collect, refine, and analyze business requirements and develop innovative solutions

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills 

  • Strong English language skills are required – written and verbal 

  • Good judgment, tact, and decision-making ability 

  • Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural, environment 

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance

* Ideally, you’ll also have *

  • Azure certification for implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions will be an added advantage

  • Involved in large scale IT deployments or cloud infrastructure  

  • At least one technical certification in Azure platform 

  • Experience with key PKI technologies such as Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services including Certificate Authority, NDES, and OCSP and HSM providers.

  • Experience with automation of certificate lifecycle management functions

  • Experience with certificate request and issuance processes integrating to ServiceNow automation

  • At least one technical certification in Azure platform that includes: security & certificate authorities/PKI.

What we look for

Individuals with strong business and technical acumen who demonstrate drive, vision, teaming and purpose and are passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals.  

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $126,800 to $230,100. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $152,200 to $261,500. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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