2021131 Systems Architect $215,000.00

  • Level 1 - Subject Matter Expert
  • Herndon VA


Position Requires a Top Secret (TS/SCI) Clearance with a Polygraph.

We are seeking a PKI Systems Engineer who will provide end-to-end systems life cycle support for all systems within the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) mission. As a PKI Systems Engineer, you will identify systems integrity issues and solutions for the full systems life cycle from concept to disposal.

Your responsibilities will include the following:
• Performing technical planning, systems integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analysis for total systems
• Ensuring designs are compatible with the architecture and allocates requirements to segments
• Analyzing science, engineering, business, and all other data processing problems for application to electronic data processing systems
• Analyzing user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and reviewing computer systems capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations
• May analyze or recommend commercially available software
• Ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
• Transitioning on-prem servers to the cloud, while working with other organizations, such as data center personnel, the network team, and cloud team
• Performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
• Providing staff and users with diagnostic assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems
• Testing, maintaining, and monitoring computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems
• Consulting with management to ensure agreement on systems principles
• Expanding or modifying systems to serve new purposes or improve workflow
• Analyzing and possess the ability to discuss complex systems requirements
• Providing subject matter expertise in an Agile, Sprint environment
• Developing analytical and computational techniques and methodology for problem solutions
• Creating and presenting briefing in support of architecture, engineering, and mission support for PKI across the enterprise
• Creating and maintaining architecture and engineer documentation for PKI across the enterprise
• Preparing required documentation, including program-level and user-level documentation
• Applying business process improvement practices to re-engineer methodologies and principles, as well as business process modernization projects

Estimated Salary:
Position Level: Level 1 – Subject Matter Expert
Salary Range: Up to $215,000.00 per year

B4Corp Estimated Salary Ranges:
Position Level                                          Min Salary       Max Salary
Level 1 – Subject Matter Expert               $160,000         $215,000
Level 2 – Expert                                         $140,000         $195,000
Level 3 – Senior                                         $110,000         $170,000
Level 4 – Full Performance                      $60,000           $100,000

Mandatory Requirements:

• Must possess an extensive background in PKI Technology, including Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), SHA-1, SHA-2, Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), systems engineering, application deployment, and Microsoft Windows and Linux OSs
• Must possess significant experience in implementing and supporting engineer and architecture of IT efforts
• Demonstrated ability to identify systems integrity issues and engineer and deploy solutions
• Experience in creation and maintenance with scripting languages
• Demonstrated experience migrating servers from on-prem to cloud
• Must possess demonstrated experience in systems administration and engineering with Linux OSs
• Demonstrated ability as a self-starter to deliver projects independently and working within groups
• Significant experience preparing PowerPoint presentations, engineering diagrams in Visio, and technical documentation (e.g., requirements and design) for complex systems
• Experience with OCSP, SHA-1 and SHA-2, Certificate Authorities, HSMs, and Microsoft Windows PKI support
• Strong verbal and written communications skills

Optional Requirements:

B4CORP Company Information

B4Corp is a small defense contracting company that focuses on providing an optimum environment for mission-focused, highly-skilled consultants to support the United States of America’s intelligence community and other defense organizations. B4Corp provides a low overhead, highly efficient, high salary environment that allows employees to excel at meeting the client’s needs. B4Corp is looking for information technology professionals that have a high sense of personal responsibility, self-motivation, and mission drive.

B4Corp’s dedication and care for its employees is reflected in the outstanding compensation and benefits B4Corp provides. Our salaries are second to none. B4Corp’s benefits reflect the company’s policy of putting the employees first. Our health insurance demonstrates this with 100% employer coverage and providing employees with a plan that has $0 copay, 0% coinsurance and an HSA that can allow employees to accrue health savings for the future. B4Corp’s maximum flexibility comp / makeup time policy, along with the company’s cafeteria-style benefit plan that allows employees to maximize their benefit dollars, reflects B4Corp’s commitment to its employees.


  • Outstanding Salaries


  • Full Vanguard 401k Plan – Featuring a full scope of investment options
    –       100% employer matched contribution up to 6% of employee’s salary
    –       Ability to max out 401k savings $57k ($63.5k if over 50)
  • Employees receive B4Corp phantom stock each year (2-year vesting period)

Insurance 100% Employer-Paid Premiums:

  • United Health Care Choice Plus HSA POS Gold 1500 w/HSA
    –       Employer funded HSA to cover 100% health care deductible
    –       Health insurance: $0 copay, $0 co-insurance. Full scope protection for you and your family!
    –       100% employer premium coverage for single and family
  • Health Equity HSA – B4Corp contributes $1500.00 for single and $3000.00 for family into your Health Equity HSA to cover 100% of your health care deductible.
  • Mutual of Omaha Dental VSP Vision Insurance Mutual of Omaha short-term disability (60% of salary up to $2,000.00/week)
  • Mutual of Omaha long-term disability (60% of salary up to $10,000.00/month)
  • Mutual of Omaha life insurance ($200,000.00)

Employee Referral Bonus:

  • Refer a friend or a coworker and receive $2,000 per year for every year the person works for B4CORP

Paid Time Off (PTO):

  • Seven weeks of leave per year (including ten federal holidays)
  • Ability to purchase 2 additional weeks of vacation
  • Flexible work schedule with comp time (with customer approval)

Tuition and Training:

  • Free CBTNuggets Online Training Account
    –       More than 200 online IT courses on a large variety of topics, including networking, security, virtualization, and the cloud — from trusted vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Google.
    –       Train anytime, anywhere, and on a variety of devices – even offline!
    –       Transcender® Practice Exams
    –       Virtual Labs
  • Free L inux Academy Online Training Account

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