Engineer (IdM/PKI Services) (NATO-NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [C002365]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting an Engineer (IdM/PKI Services) to join NATO – NCIA in Mons, Wallonia, Belgium.


Under the direction of the IdM and PKI Services Cell Head, the incumbent will perform duties such as the following:

  • Manage the NATO wide NPKI Registration Authorities
  • Manage and control of the lifecycle of end users and devices certificates for all NPKI CA’s
  • Manage all NPKI Windows Servers, RHEL and VMware environment including systems error log verification
  • Responsible for Entrust sub components connected to the NPKI CA especially in context of potential new services testing and integration
  • Responsible for the creation of NPKI related guidance and procedures (SOP)
  • Responsible for the delivery of 1st and 2nd level technical support of CIS services to the NPKI customers
  • Responsible for the NCIA ITSM ticketing system
  • Responsible for certificate creation and Smart Cards enrolment
  • Responsible for supporting all NATO exercises and missions
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations /management/backup/restore of the PKI systems
  • Installation and maintenance of NPKI components
  • Certificate Authority components Log analysis, (Trouble shoot the system ALARM/ERRORS and monitor users and interfaces activity)
  • Responsible for NPKI system documentation, hardware inventory, software configuration
  • Be flexible to work outside normal office hours in response to crises, operational requirements
  • Performs other duties as may be required


  • The candidate must have a currently active NATO SECRET security clearance
  • Extensive knowledge of modern communication and Internet Protocol (IP) based networking technologies and systems including security aspects
  • 3 years extensive experience with PKI System development, design, management
  • Extensive knowledge of Information security and Cryptography (symmetric and asymmetric encryption, public key infrastructure (PKI) encryption, public key encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, digital certificates)
  • Knowledge of the principles of computer and communications security, networking, and vulnerabilities of modern operating systems and applications
  • Extensive experience in operating systems backup and restore
  • Practical experience in SSL, TLS, and OpenSSL
  • Extensive knowledge with Microsoft Excel


Desirable Experience:

  • VMware (VCA, VCP) and Linux RHEL system administration
  • Practical experience in scripting (Python, Powershell)
  • Experience in development and implementation of computer security policies

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