Sr. PKI Engineer

Branchburg, NJ, US
May 16 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ENG003863

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Position Description:The position will work as a member of Merck’s Identity & Access Management (IAM) Engineering team.  Candidates must possess extensive experience with public key infrastructure (PKI) engineering, implementation and support in a global enterprise setting.  In addition to the engineering aspects of the position, this role will also serve as a PKI Subject Matter Expert providing guidance on the use of PKI/encryption to best protect and secure the Merck environment.  They will also be directly involved in evaluating and setting mid- and long-term direction for PKI across the organization.   Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement:  Bachelor’s degree
Required Experience and Skills:
  • 7+ years’ experience in designing and implementing global PKI supporting Windows, Mac OS, IOS and Android operating systems
  • Experience assessing uses cases and implementing PKI/encryption to address the identified need
  • Practical experience with the deployment of SmartCards in an enterprise environment
  • Ability to understand mid- and long-term PKI needs and to articulate a strategy for future investment and implementation
  • Experience with Microsoft Certificate Authority (2003 and higher)
  • Deploying/managing subordinate Certificate Authorities
  • Monitor and administer certificate usage, deployment, and lifecycle  
  • Configuring and deploying certificate templates
  • Solid understanding of cryptographic algorithms and hashing functions
  • Experience with PKI-based protocols and certificate-enabled applications (e.g. SSL/TLS, S/MIME, authentication, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of Windows, UNIX, Linux, and web-based systems
  • CRL’s distribution and management

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience with Venafi’s certificate management solution
  • Smart card or security token experience 
  • Successfully worked with junior engineers to provide guidance on PKI use and best practices to aid in the development of their PKI competency
  • Experience with Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) deployment and support
  • Experience with installation and configuration of Thales hardware security module (HSM)
  • Good working knowledge of ITIL framework
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Remedy for Change, Incident and Knowledge Management

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 
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Job: Engineering, Development & Integration
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
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Company Trade Name: Merck