Cryptographic Engineer

New Brunswick, NJ

Cryptographic Engineer

Category: Software Development/ Engineering

Main location: United States, North Carolina, Cary

Alternate Location(s): United States, New York, New York

United States, New Jersey, New Brunswick

United States, Connecticut, Hartford

United States, Pennsylvania, Plymouth Meeting

Position ID: J0524-1530

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI is a global IT consulting firm committed to helping clients achieve their business objectives through innovative technology solutions. With a presence in over 40 countries, CGI delivers end-to-end services and solutions in areas such as IT consulting, systems integration, and managed services.

We are currently seeking a mid-level Cryptographic Engineer to join an existing team responsible for upgrading the cryptographic solution for a global financial services organization. If you have a strong background in cryptography and are looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a high-impact project, we want to hear from you.

As a Cryptographic Engineer at CGI, you will play a key role in designing, implementing, and supporting cryptographic solutions to ensure the security and integrity of our clients' systems and data. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to assess security requirements, develop cryptographic algorithms, and integrate encryption technologies into various applications and systems.

This role can be performed in a hybrid model from our Cary, NC, NY/NJ, Hartford CT or Plymouth Meeting PA CGI offices.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Upgrade and enhance the cryptographic solution for a global financial services organization, ensuring adherence to industry best practices and standards

• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand project requirements and translate them into technical specifications

• Implement and configure cryptographic solutions, including Key Management Systems (KMS), Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

• Develop and maintain interfaces with HSMs and KMSs using industry-standard protocols such as PKCS#11, KMIP, and RESTful API

• Design, implement, and maintain cryptographic solutions and protocols

• Provide expertise on network security protocols such as SSH, SSL/TLS, and SCP/SFTP

• Manage the key management lifecycle, including key generation, distribution, rotation, and destruction

• Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards related to cryptography and data security

• Collaborate with team members to troubleshoot issues, perform root cause analysis, and implement solutions

• Maintain documentation of cryptographic systems, processes, and procedures.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Overall 7+ years of IT experience with a minimum of 5+ years of experience in relevant skills:

• Experience in cryptography, with a focus on cryptographic solutions and protocols

• Strong understanding of cryptography, Key Management Systems (KMS), and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

• Experience with Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), preferably with Thales CipherTrust Manager (CTM) of HSM and KMS products

• Experience with cryptographic algorithms (asymmetric and symmetric) and encryption options for structured data

• Knowledge of Key Management Lifecycle and experience

• Knowledge of industry-standard protocols used to interface with HSMs and KMSs, such as PKCS#11, KMIP, and RESTful API

Desired qualifications/non-essential skills

• Basic understanding of PKI concepts, including x509 digital certificates, Certificate Authorities, and Trust Chains

• Familiarity with Public Key Cryptographic Standards and network security protocols (SSH, SSL/TLS, SCP/SFTP).

• Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within cross-functional teams.

• Basic programming/scripting experience is desirable

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field




CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to: skills level; experience and training; and licensure and certifications. CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate for this type of position of the current range of $96,500 - $256,600.

At CGI, we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our organization are, as owners, empowered to take part in the challenges and rewards that come from building an outstanding company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive base salaries

• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment;

• Back-up child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more


  • Cryptography

  • PKCS Standards

  • RESTful (Rest-APIs)

  • Oracle

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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