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Technical Lead Engineer

  • Salary: £400 - £475 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Hook, Hampshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 08/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH92421

Lead Engineer - COTS / PKI
4 Months
£400p/d - £475p/d

The successful candidate will hold or be willing to undergo DV clearance

Role Overview:

Core deliverables will include:

  • Direction of design and team activities
  • Liaison with customer authorities regarding compliance to policies (primarily PKI Certificate and Interface Specification policy and input into completion of Certificate Practice Statement documentation).
  • Provide design input and guidance to team on PKI implementation details, liaising with other parties as appropriate
  • Review and approval of technical work products (CPS, HLD, Build Specifications, Test Specifications, Release Documentation etc)
  • Progression of the Design and transition for PKI components
  • Coordination of team members to cover multidisciplinary roles, ensuring good communication with other SMEs needed to support the work, and environments provision of supporting capabilities
  • Support to the design and implementation of possible additional capabilities (e.g. new RA, offline root CA)
  • Follow rigid Engineering Delivery Lifecycle, and manage the team outputs through that lifecycle.

Day to Day Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Manager(s) and to the Chief Engineer, the Lead Engineer will coordinate team technical activities and provide technical leadership throughout the project. Day to day responsibilities could include:

  • Technical management of team members
  • Act as SPOC for the project with engineering and programme management
  • Prepare status reports, attend project meetings as required
  • Lead author for specific deliverables
  • Contribute to the design of further changes / opportunities

Essential Skills

  • Technical leadership of small teams, ability to deliver quality work products on time and to budget.
  • Problem analysis and resolution
  • Technical report and design documentation writing
  • Installation, configuration and packaging of services
  • PKI experience working with MS CAs and various RA products, writing / reviewing CPS documentation, owning the design and implementation process
  • Installation and configuration of secure operating systems and Active Directory
  • Experience of working in and integrating products within a strictly clamped secure system environment
  • Experience of working to a formal engineering process (experience working with the DII engineering process would be an advantage)
  • Experience of designing and implementing PKI technologies
  • Experience of working in a secure environment
  • Designing security lockdown for COTS products
  • Understanding of technical risk control
  • Ability to support project management
  • Broad experience of a range of COTS PKI products
  • Good understanding and proven track record of the following Technologies:
  • MS Certificate Services
  • Registration Authority technology. MS MIMCM desirable, other RA technologies also of interest
  • Review and compliance with Certificate Policies and Interface Specifications and production of Certificate Practise Statement documentation
  • Experience working with and configuring HSM and smart card products
  • Experience with Windows OS and secure configuration
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