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PKI Subject Matter Expert

The Opportunity:

You know that the user is the last frontier for cyber security. It’s where the perimeter is drawn, and securing identities is pivotal in the fight against cybercriminals. As a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) SME, you have the skills and experience to keep hackers from taking data and breaking processes. We’re looking for someone like you to help our clients meet their missions without disruption.

As a PKI SME at Booz Allen, you’ll play a critical role in the world of identity and access management and zero trust. In this role, you’ll support large-scale Identity Access Management (IAM) projects for our government clients. You’ll interface with stakeholders and engineering teams to delve into the details and dependencies of critical processes and users’ roles within them.

You’ll analyze the identity life cycle, articulating access requirements and defining enterprise identity records. You’ll use your experience in IAM to design, deploy, and support systems that verify appropriate user privileges and manage credentials for accessing our clients’ most valuable assets. From single sign-on to privileged access systems, you’ll have the chance to implement enterprise-class solutions and stop adversaries in their tracks.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • Experience in directory interoperability, including publication of encryption and policy certificates to LDAP directories
  • Knowledge of PKI Smartcard and Biometric Technologies and related international and federal standards
  • Knowledge of validation systems including Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) solution, Certificate and Revocation Lists (CRLs) published to the government client’s HTTP and LDAP resources, and Server-based Certificate Validation Protocol (SCVP) solutions
  • Experience in PKI interoperability with certificate issuance and management systems
  • Experience in issuance, management, and use of certificates such as authentication, digital signature, and encryption to software- and hardware-token cryptographic modules such as test and production of PIV cards under HID Global ActivClient middleware
  • Experience in issuance, management, and use of certificates in future Identity and Access Management (IdAM) environments
  • Experience in PKI digital certificates and keys to meet specific government client and Federal policy requirements such as stated in PKI Certificate Policy and the common policy
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust or Suitability/Fitness determination based on client requirements
  • Bachelor's degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience in certificate-based authentication to secondary accounts, such as privileged accounts
  • Experience in troubleshooting and usage of authentication keys and certificates in the government client’s Single Sign-On (SSO) environments
  • Knowledge of the USAccess Card Management System (CMS), as integrated with the government client’s PKI
  • Knowledge of the USAccess credentialing infrastructure including fixed and mobile enrollment and activation stations
  • Knowledge of issuance, management, and use of certificates with Identity-Guard based Derived PIV Credential (DPC) environment and various Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions
  • Public Trust


Applicants selected will be subject to a government investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements of the U.S. government client

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Grow With Us

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A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


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Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $84,600.00 to $193,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

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