PKI Technical Specialist

Location:: Canberra
Sectors: Cyber Security
Employment type: Contract
Salary: AU$140 - AU$200 per hour
Contact name: Ashleigh Martinez-Dyson

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Job reference: BBBH2240_1717651671
Published: 8 days ago


The PKI Technical Specialist will work within the Integrated Solutions Section in the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). The PKI Technical Specialist will work collaboratively with other technical staff on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and associated software to ensure that objectives satisfy business needs by providing a clear, efficient and logical approach to new work. The PKI Technical Specialist will contribute to design activities to achieve organisational objectives for ICT identity authentication and authorisation environments industry standard software development and deployment tools

Estimated contract: 1 July 2024 - 30 June 2025
Security Clearance: Must hold TSPV clearance
Location of work: Canberra

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Statement of Suitability Against Other Skills and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of corporate directories, authorisation and authentication services, including technologies, protocols and languages such as: Public Key Infrastructure, cryptography, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is considered advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience in authorisation services, including identity management software is considered advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience in Unix / Linux system administration is considered advantageous
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of ITIL processes and procedures is considered advantageous
  • Knowledge of networking and protocols, particularly TCP/IP, DNS and DHCP.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Statement of Suitability Against Major Responsibilities
  • Review current Entrust PKI services, document and as part of a team enhance current Enterprise PKI Certificate services and rationalise certificate authority infrastructure.
  • Provide ICT system administration for ICT systems, specifically focussing on enterprise identity and access management systems PKI infrastructure
  • Integration and automation of current PKI infrastructure with the corporate identity management software.
  • Plan, document, develop and integrate software using a DevOps methodology to assist with automation of key identity and access management capabilities.

Other Features of the Role:

  • The primary location of services will be Russell R5. There may be times when services will need to be provided at other locations within Canberra. Brisbane and Melbourne also considered.
  • There will be a requirement to undertake occasional planned work outside the core hours, preferably during a maintenance window.

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