Perspecta Systems Engineer Senior Technical Specialist in Classified, Virginia


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work. We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.

Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


The Systems Engineer will support the Sponsor's organization and will be

responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders in defining, architecting, and

validating multi-level authentication. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: .

  • Facilitating working groups in defining processes, refining workflow and requirement understanding of digital certificates

  • Validating PKI certifications across multiple platforms

  • Provide PKI assistance and guidance to stakeholders

  • Working with engineers to install and test software builds

  • Assist in defining PKI architecture on multiple domains/fabrics

  • Develop program documentation and briefing packages

  • Identify gaps in capabilities and strategic needs in relation to the strategic direction.

  • Drive completion of initiatives assigned by Sponsor


  • TS/SCI with poly clearance required

  • Demonstrated Architecture/Engineering and PKI expertise PKI experience working across multiple domains

  • PKI experience required – DOD PKI, PIV /PIV-ICAC/HSPD-12; other PKI implementations would be helpful.

  • PKI experience that include:

  • Architecting, engineering PKI solutions

  • Reviewing PKI documentation such as Certificate Profile (CP) or CertificatePractice Statement (CPS),Registration Practice Statement (RPS), IC PKI InterfaceSpecification

  • Maintenance and enhancement of PKI services - soft certs and/or hardwaretokens

  • Demonstrated scripting abilities (UNIX, bash, Powershell)

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Sponsor's and external stakeholders authenticationand authorization models and systems

  • Strong oral and written communications and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to explain technical issues clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Proven understanding of gov't standards that relate to or affect PKI systems such as ICD503, NISTBOO,CNSSP-25

  • In depth experience working with PKI hardware, software,policies,and procedures

  • Able to perform complex problem solvingIdentifying complexproblemsandreviewingrelated information to develop and evaluate options

  • Able to implement solutions and criticalthinking using logic andreasoningto identifythe strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions,conclusions or approachestoproblems

  • Experience with developmentofarchitecture artifacts

  • Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D.

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Req # 2019-53688

Category Intelligence

# of Openings 1

Job Location US-Classified-VA

Clearance Top Secret/SCI w/Poly