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Lead Security Engineer - Key Management

Company: Perficient
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:


At Perficient you'll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you'll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world's biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.

We're proud to be publicly recognized as a "Top Workplace" year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.

Job Overview

Perficient is seeking a Security Engineer to lead a new enterprise centralized key management service offering. The role is essential due to increased demand for Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) compliance. KMIP is used to enable data at rest encryption, comply with security regulations and solve encryption requirements requested by our clients.


Responsibilities Manage vendor products and their support
Technical Design (physical/virtual, local/remote, etc.)
Overall Architecture
Right product selection, long term strategic outlook
Balance of right solution & lean approach
Product Lifecycle (tech refresh, documentation of standards, etc.)
License Management
Invoke via API/Workflow within pipeline - need automation

Security Standards
Assignment of security officers/component holders (separation of duties, alternate holders, quorums for manual key generation events)
Key generation logs, appliance chains of custody
Written standards/procedures for each platform
Annual training requirements
Coordination of PEM security stick/smart card/PED secure storage locations (safes, mini-safes)
Max key lifetimes
Key rotation/purge/destruction procedures
KMIP compliant transmission between KMS and users
Cryptography best practice (NIST FIPS 140-2/3 regulations, vendor recommended configurations)
Key creation standards and procedural documentation for key management
Compliance & Controls (ongoing CIP partnership with Brent Gottshall & Michael Celani)
Audit alignment

Product Support Operations Readiness
Hardware break/fix resolution
OS updates
Backup/Restore capabilities
DR & Business Continuity Assessment/Implementation
Appliance failover plan (vs. major DR event)
Key backups
New use case onboarding

Knowledgable of key management concepts, requirements, and standards (NIST FIPS 140-2/3).
Worked with key management/encryption devices in the past (preferably multiple).
Can easily communicate with and learn from point solution SMEs to understand details of their implementation as they relate to an enterprise view.
Not necessarily are primarily hands-on with the devices, but able to understand details from those who are hands on.
Have excellent written and oral communication skills to produce professional technical standards.
Have an enterprise view of key management across DBs, storage, PKI, cloud, etc.
Produce a strategic standards-based direction appropriate for the enterprise.

Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work.

More About Perficient

Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.

Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.

Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer: The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification. Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time.

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