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Lead PKI Engineer

Job Description

Thomson Reuters is looking for a few highly skilled cyber-security specialists to help enhance the certificate posture of Thomson Reuters. Be part of an exciting, fast-paced environment that will help Thomson Reuters strengthen its position as the trusted “Answer Company” in the market.


The PKI Program team seeks a high-energy, motivated individual who combines solid technical credentials with a high degree of business acumen for the position of Lead PKI Engineer within our Identity and Access Management team. In this role, you will design and engineer PKI solutions in collaboration with executive leadership, technology peers, and business partners to solve some of our greatest challenges. Developing a mature PKI capability has been defined as a strategic direction for Thomson Reuters and a cornerstone of our security posture. You will provide your expertise on the PKI engineering team to architect, engineer, and implement an advanced PKI capability. You will drive the complete development of a modern PKI capability including design, engineering, implementation, and automation of the PKI lifecycle. A secure PKI platform is the bedrock of our security posture that will drive both user experience and security advancements across all technologies and services.


About the Role:

In the role of Lead PKI Engineer, you will…

  • Drive the development of PKI solutions to meet security and business requirements

  • Develop automation approaches to solve PKI lifecycle challenges

  • Analyze legacy PKI solutions for security gaps and develop new approaches/capability to mitigate

  • Lead and guide Thomson Reuters with industry best practices related to all aspects of PKI

  • Develop standards and approaches to enable seamless integration across technical stacks

  • Partner with architecture teams to understand security and business implications of PKI strategy

  • Act as a technical owner on initiatives involving PKI technologies

  • Champion PKI capability and integration across core security and IT capability

  • Develop education and training materials and deliver to certificate owners

  • Provide Tier 3/4 support for PKI integration and troubleshooting of production applications


About You:

You are a fit for the Lead PKI Engineer if you have…


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years experience in IT Security and PKI technologies    

  • Strong understanding of X.509, RSA, SSL/TLS, and certificate management processes

  • Hands-on experience with designing certificate authorities, registration authorities, and certificate policies

  • Familiarity with certificate enrollment and renewal protocols

  • Proven track record of engineering PKI solutions in a large global enterprise


Basic Qualifications: 

  •  Strong understanding of certificate lifecycle challenges and the understanding of how to mitigate risk and outages

  • Understanding of hashing standards like SHA-1/SHA-2, HSM capability, S/MIME, Wild Cards, SAN certificates

  • Familiarity with standard encryption protocols such as IPSec, TLS, SSH.

  • Familiarity with cloud technologies and PKI requirements

  • Experience working with PKI vendors like Symantec, Venafi, Digicert, and Sectigo

  • Experience designing deployments of certificates in an enterprise environment

What’s in it For You

At Thomson Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

Learning & Development:

  • Exposure to a wide breadth of leading-edge technology

  • Career growth - ability to work on multiple projects and/or with various teams

  • Professional growth and development opportunity through various training programs, conferences, networking events, in-house speaker series etc.

  • Access to Hackathons, Unconferences, Harvard Manage Mentor and more, we offer learning opportunities for everyone


  • Health benefits

  • Savings/investment plans

  • Paid time off (including time off to volunteer and extended parental leave)

Flexibility: We've been named as one of Forbes, Best Companies for Work/Life Balance

Global Opportunities:  We have employees in over 90 countries, working across 3 different industries

Your wellbeing:  We offer a program that focuses on making our lives healthier

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services - Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward. 


As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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