PKI Systems Architect



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Do you love to design secure systems that are used by millions on the Internet?  Do you have a passion for products that enable commerce and protect consumers and merchants online?

As a PKI Systems Architect, you will oversee the public key infrastructure of Go Daddy’s industry leading SSL products, and work with the software and systems engineering teams to evolve a secure, fast, and compliant architecture that meets our future needs.  Please note that this position is not directly responsible for software architecture.

Reporting directly to the VP and GM of the Security business unit, this individual will have a deep understanding of PKI from the perspective of a Certificate Authority and will be able to use this knowledge to design PKI systems.  You will be a hands-on expert in SSL technologies who is able to implement experiments and gather data.  You will be self-directing and will fill your days with challenging work that you’ve determined to be important to Go Daddy’s success.  As the company’s recognized PKI expert you spend a significant amount of your time using your expertise to assist your teammates.


In this role, you will:

  • Own the overall system level architecture of the Go Daddy Certificate Authority systems
  • Track and contribute to emerging standards such as Certificate Transparency
  • Experiment with new standards such as RFC 6844
  • Be intimately familiar with IETF standards related to PKI
  • Understand SSL implementation best practices, including vulnerabilities and remediation, and Web server configuration
  • Define certificate requirements such as cryptographic algorithms and extensions


Do you have what it takes?

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a PKI related role
  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on Linux systems administration experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with a technical degree such as CS, engineering, or mathematics strongly preferred.
  • Solid Linux scripting experience and ability to write prototype code
  • Ability to create reports from databases and unstructured data sources
  • Experience working within a WebTrust or similar audit environment with direct responsibility for providing data to auditors
  • Solid understanding of applied cryptography as it relates to SSL and code signing certificates
  • Excels in a fast-paced, fluid environment
  • Experience contributing to standards bodies such as the IETF
  • Excellent teamwork skills required
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills, and high attention to detail

Go Daddy’s award-winning technical teams design and support the innovative technologies that are transforming the cloud, the internet and the world.  From product developers to network engineers, data center technicians to platform engineers, our expertise ensures our customers have the technical solutions to meet their needs. We develop world-class products that help our customers establish, enhance and evolve their online presence. 

Are you ready to GO with us?

When you GO with Go Daddy, you have the opportunity to be part of something special by making a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers. Their success is our success.

Here’s what you need:

  • Passion to contribute to a truly exceptional customer experience, no matter your job title
  • Understanding that innovation and creativity is a part of what we do every day
  • Agility and action orientation – we move at the speed of tech
  • Understanding of the privilege and obligation of being part of a team

Here’s what we’ll provide:

  • A fun, dynamic and challenging work environment
  • Formal and informal opportunities and support for ongoing learning, growth and development
  • Team building activities and recognition
  • Competitive base plus bonus incentive
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and insurance coverage for all benefit-eligible Go Daddy employees
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year of employment

Go Daddy has been recognized because of its outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie. Go Daddy was awarded the 2011 and 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility Honoree - Arizona, Iowa & Denver. Go Daddy is the #1 IT Company on Inc. Magazine's inaugural Hire Power list of job creators.

Go Daddy’s philanthropic work supports a wide variety of charitable and community organizations dedicated to causes including women and children, domestic violence, child abuse, teenage homelessness, animal shelters and more. Visit for more information.

Go Daddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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