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PS Consultant

Company: Venafi
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

There are 2 actors on a network, people and machines. Just as usernames and passwords are used by people to access machines, keys and certificates are used by machines to identify and access each other. Venafi is the inventor of the technology that secures and protects keys and certificates, the most important assets of our Global 5000 customers. We are Warriors!Are you passionate about making a positive impact and protecting the world from cybercriminals* If so, you may be a natural Venafi Warrior! HOW YOU??LL BE PROTECTING THE WORLD: As a Professional Services Consultant at Venafi, you??ll be part of an extremely motivated, dedicated, and experienced team that protects many of the largest organizations in the world. The PS Consultant works as a customer-focused trusted advisor within the Professional Services organization. The PS Consultant is responsible for working closely with Venafi customers providing expert guidance throughout the entire engagement. This includes technical consultation on design, strategy, and execution of the implementation of Venafi Trust Protection Platform. The ideal candidate is someone who has wide-ranging experience with a variety of IT related technologies, as well as experience in a consultative or professional services role. This position requires regular participation in developing, leading, and presenting technical solutions to customers at both a technical and executive level. The PS Consultant will work with Venafi staff, partners, industry experts, and customers to ensure solutions are effectively deployed, problems are addressed, and customers are successful. The PS Consultant will expertly navigate complex IT implementations and organizations to help customers successfully achieve a mature Machine Identity Protection strategy using the Venafi Trust Protection Platform. In addition to in-depth experience with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and SSH key management, the successful candidate will have experience with a wide variety of technologies commonly used in enterprise IT systems including user directories, databases, HSMs, load-balancers, web-servers, etc. The ability to develop strategies for automation, including script development (especially PowerShell) to leverage REST API frameworks is required. Also, experience working with major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google) as well as technologies common to DevOps (Docker, Hashicorp Vault, Kubernetes, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Saltstack, etc.) are necessary to ensure customer success in securing Machine Identities in this space. This position offers an individual the opportunity to become a leader in the emerging space of Machine Identity Protection while leveraging existing technical knowledge about a wide variety of industry technologies. This is a remote position that will require approximately 30% travel to Venafi headquarters or customer sites. The PS Consultant will: * Serve as a subject matter expert regarding Machine Identity Protection using the Venafi Trust Protection Platform for customers and internal teams. * Lead the design, strategy, and adoption of Venafi products in customer environments. * Identify and document best-practices, especially in areas of expertise regarding DevOps and Cloud integrations. * Identify and design repeatable designs for deployments of Venafi Trust Protection Platform. * Produce re-usable scripts and utilities that help the entire team execute more efficiently and effectively. * Work closely with customers, sales, Venafi project managers, and architects to ensure solutions meet customers' needs, keeping all parties up to date on progress and any issues that are encountered. * Work closely with Venafi customer support and customers to troubleshoot and resolve issues. * Establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers at all levels. * Work with Venafi Product Management to ensure through feedback that Venafi products are increasingly easier to use and deploy for customers.THE IDEAL VENAFI WARRIOR WILL BE ARMED WITH: * An expert understanding of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) including technology, standards, and implementations. * Experience implementing multi-tier PKI solutions for enterprise customers including design, implementation and support. * Demonstrated ability to write reusable scripts/utilities for system automation (PowerShell, Python, Linux shell, etc.) * Experience using Docker, Kubernetes, and Hashicorp Vault (or similar DevOps tools) * Direct working experience with cloud technologies (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud) * An understanding of SSH, especially the configuration and use of SSH keys for authentication. * IT system administration experience (systems management, networks, firewalls) in an enterprise environment. * Experience with user directory technologies for authentication (e.g., LDAP, Active Directory). * Hands-on experience with Microsoft Windows Server configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting. * Direct experience with Unix and Linux configuration and troubleshooting. * Experience with technologies that heavily use TLS/SSL encryption (e.g. F5, Netscaler, IIS, Apache, WebLogic, WebSphere, etc.) desirable. * Demonstrated proficiency with server virtualization technologies (VMWare, HyperV) * Database administration (MSSQL) experience, especially installation, configuration, and management. * A working understanding of ITIL processes and systems in an enterprise environment. * Experience and comfort working with sales, customers, and client end-user groups in high-pressure situations. * Able to prioritize and effectively manage several ongoing projects simultaneously. * The ability to identify potential issues early and escalate to management as appropriate. * Sense of urgency, self-managed, and goal-oriented attitude. * Proven technical troubleshooting ability. * Patience and listening skills. * Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communications skills. * Willingness to travel 30% within US and Canada; International travel a possibility. * Location is flexible; preference for major US city for ease of travel and proximity to likely customer base.WHAT SETS YOU APART* * 10+ years of experience working with enterprise IT environments in a PKI, Identity Access Management, or security role. * At least 1 year of experience deploying software within an enterprise environment, preferably for a software product company. * Previous experience in a consultative or Professional Services role a plus. * Industry recognized security certifications (CISSP, GIAC, etc.) a plus.WHILE YOU ARE BUSY PROTECTING THE WORLD, WE??VE GOT YOU COVERED! In addition to fostering a work environment with strong work from anywhere ethic, Venafi offers a benefits package that is in the top 1%. We provide 100% EMPLOYER-PAID PREMIUMS for both team members and their families. That includes health, dental, and vision insurance. YES, REALLY! We offer four weeks of PTO (Paid Time Off), eleven holidays, and a "pick your community service day." We also offer 401(k) and company matching, company HSA contribution, 2x salary employer-paid life insurance, and parental leave. We even offer pet insurance! MORE ABOUT VENAFI: Venafi is the undisputed heavyweight champion of Machine Identity Management. Why* Because we created the category and are light years ahead of anyone that would consider competing! Gartner recognizes Venafi as number one in our space and as it turns out, one is NOT the loneliest number. Billions of dollars have been spent protecting usernames and passwords and almost nothing protecting keys and certificates??organizations realize that protecting keys and certificates is as important as protecting usernames and passwords. Cybercriminals know this and are using stolen or forged keys and certificates to attack networks and steal data. Gartner says 50% of network attacks will use certificates. Venafi is the inventor of the technology that secures and protects keys and certificates. Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographic keys and digital certificates for SSL/TLS, IoT, mobile, and SSH. Many of the largest organizations in the world use Venafi to protect their most valuable information. Come help us protect the world! Associated topics: business advisory, business analysis, business analyst, business systems, business systems analyst, consult, market, marketing, sales, support analyst

Keywords: Venafi, Bowling Green , PS Consultant, Other , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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