Security Specialist PKI & Certificate Management (m/f/d) in Greenville South Carolina


Volke Consulting Ltd. (Greenville, SC) seeks

Security Specialist PKI & Certificate Management (m/f/d)



  • Works with Product Owners and DevOps teams and within the global PKI, Certificate Authority and Cyber Security organizations to steer initiatives and support functional departments in all aspects of PKI and Certificate Management.
  • Aligns projects with Enterprise-Level systems.
  • Conducts research on existing systems and devises solutions that work within those systems. Responds to questions regarding PKI and Certificate Management capabilities and requirements.
  • Maintains the highest level understanding of organization's IT-Security processes and requirements.
  • Acts as Service Manager in relation to external operations providers.
  • Supports the roll-out and operation of global Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Certificate Management initiatives within the BMW Group for multiple departments and all BMW global locations.
  • Serves as a technical lead for medium to large sized initiatives as delegated by the BMW Product Owner and Line Manager.
  • Serves as a consultant and SME on global IT initiatives and products in PKI and Certificate Management and IT Security related topics.
  • Researches and coordinates feasibility studies and makes recommendations on software products and services in support of improving business processes and cost savings.
  • Analyzes the requirements for PKI and Certificate Management systems and processes and designs work orders for external suppliers in the PKI and Certificate Management area as well as external Certificate providers.
  • Qualifies sophisticated/complex PKI and Certificate Management incidents and requests and routes them to the respective global support groups.
  • Provides third level support for PKI and Certificate Management applications and processes.
  • Assists BMW Product Owners and Line Managers, with the accountability for the system development, integrity, security and scalability in area of responsibility.
  • Defines new and expands already existing PKI and Certificate Management related processes, guidelines, rules and regulations.
  • Creates new and maintains existing technical documentation and test scripts.
  • Plans and conducts unit and integration testing. Ensures the set-up of automated testing and continuous deployment environments.
  • Defines new and adheres to already defined development standards and procedures in documenting, testing, reviews, and feasibility studies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by BMW Group Operations Supervisor.



  • BA or BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Science, Business, or the equivalent of 5 years professional related IT experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with Public Key Infrastructure, Certificate management and their technologies, tools, processes and standards.
  • 3+ years of experience driving products from concept and ideation through successful launch.
  • 3+ years working on a team employing standardized project delivery methods (Agile/Scrum development methods preferred)
  • 3+ year experience in project management including an understanding of non-functional requirements.
  • 2+ years working with external service providers and managing and steering their deliverables as internal consultant.
  • 5+ years of knowledge of certificate and key based authentication and credential management technologies and protocols (e.g. X.509 certificates or SSH keys).
  • 3+ years of knowledge of certificate management solutions for issuing, revoking, renewing etc.
  • 3+ years of knowledge of managing/operating Certificate Authorities (CA).
  • 3+ years of knowledge of managing/operating HSMs.
  • 3+ years of knowledge of certificate and encryption use cases, e.g. email encryption, TLS certificates, device certificates etc.
  • 3+ years of knowledge of IT Security and risk assessment.
  • 3+ years of knowledge of ITIL and IT-Service-Management.
  • 3+ years of knowledge of modern operating systems (especially but not limited to MS Windows and Unix/Linux derivates)
  • 3+ years of knowledge of diagnostic tools.
  • 1+ years of knowledge of Key Management, PKI and HSM offerings from MS Azure and AWS
  • 1+ years of knowledge of software deployment methodologies.
  • 1+ years of knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment.
  • 1+ years of knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Bash, Perl, and Python)
  • 1+ years of knowledge of Authorization, Authentication and Credential management systems (e.g. Strong Authentication products and solutions, Single Sign On solutions, Role Modeling and Provisioning).


This is a position with a competitive salary and superior benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, FSA and 401Kalong with paid holidays and vacation days.

Please apply ONLY if you fulfill the above mentioned minimum requirements.

For more information about this opportunity please contact our office in Greenville +1 864252 5308 or email your resume to

VOLKE Consulting Engineers GmbH & Co. Planung KG
Schätzweg 7-9
80935 München