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Senior Information Security Technology Specialist

Job Req ID 24750539 Location(s) Budapest, Hungary Job Type Hybrid Job Category Technology
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As a bank with a brain and a soul, Citi creates economic value that is systemically responsible and in our clients’ best interests. As a financial institution that touches every region of the world and every sector that shapes your daily life, our Enterprise Operations & Technology teams are charged with a mission that rivals any large tech company. Our technology solutions are the foundations of everything we do. We keep the bank safe and provide the technical tools our workers need to be successful. We design our digital architecture and ensure our platforms provide a first-class customer experience. Our operations teams manage risk, resources, and program management. We focus on enterprise resiliency and business continuity. We develop, coordinate, and execute strategic operational plans. Essentially, Enterprise Operations & Technology re-engineers client and partner processes to deliver excellence through secure, reliable, and controlled services.

Trust is part of our DNA at Citi. As such, we take safeguarding our customer data very seriously. The Chief Information Security Office (CISO) is made up of deeply dedicated and talented colleagues who work together to ensure the safety of Citi’s and our clients’ assets and information. We manage information security as an end-to-end program – one with a clear mandate and accountability. Our mission is to continually execute and enhance a global security program that is fully anchored to modern control and security frameworks, fully aligned with the technology of the firm, threat-focused and data-driven, and deeply integrated across all Citi businesses globally.

Being talent-driven, we are focused on attracting, developing, and retaining diverse and inclusive talent with a high technical skill level. As a member of our team we will provide you with career development opportunities at all stages of your career. Our employees model a passion for protecting Citi and our clients and believe in treating others with dignity and respect.

Our commitment to diversity includes a workforce that represents the clients we serve globally from all walks of life, backgrounds, and origins. We foster an environment where the best people want to work. We value and demand respect for others, promote individuals based on merit, and ensure opportunities for personal development are widely available to all. Ideal candidates are innovators with well-rounded backgrounds who bring their authentic selves to work and complement our culture of delivering results with pride. If you are a problem solver who seeks passion in your work, come join us. We’ll enable growth and progress together.

What you will do:

  • Perform the information security review of infrastructure products and verify their compliance to the Citi information security standards. Take ownership of the IS certification of certain products and solutions, advising clients and making security decisions on products and solutions to be released into Citi production environment.

  • Assess risks of identified gaps, advise clients and partners on the feasibility of addressing them. Presenting results of an IS review, defending key points towards even senior clients, while remaining helpful, flexible and open to good solutions.

  • Act as a specialist owner of certain technical domains, gathering information, following the state-of-the-art of the domains, and working to embed industry best practices into Citi IS processes and standards.

  • Train team members in the selected technical domains, sharing knowledge on these with EO&T IS and within Citi in general.

  • Evaluate the security and compliance of the products by reviewing documentation and by hands-on testing. Document any findings, security breaches and non-compliant items.

  • Investigate how non-compliant items can be remediated or how their risk could be mitigated and provide recommendations.

  • Support Technical Information Security Officers in their work for remediating any non-compliant items.

  • Embracing new technologies, actively seeking out opportunities for improving efficiency of the Information Security Review Process and seek out possibilities for implementing automation for any manual efforts.

  • Performing Quality Assurance over the work of team members, coaching team members on improving the quality of their work.

  • Coordinate any major initiatives in the team overarching multiple product reviews or affecting major process changes.

Your profile::

  • Degree in a technology related discipline is strongly preferred.

  • 5-7 years working in an Information Technology related field.

  • At least 2 years of experience in an Information Security field.

  • CISSP, CISA, CISM or equivalent exam, or commitment to obtain it in the near future.

  • Fluent English knowledge.

What we can offer you:

By joining Citi Hungary, you will not only be part of a business casual workplace with a hybrid working model (up to 2 days working at home per week), but also receive a competitive compensation package and enjoy a whole host of additional benefits that support you (and your family) to be well, live well and save well:

  • Cafeteria Program
  • Home Office Allowance (for colleagues working in hybrid work models)
  • Paid Parental Leave Program (maternity and paternity leave)
  • Private Medical Care Program and onsite medical rooms at our offices
  • Pension Plan Contribution to voluntary pension fund
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to a wide variety of learning and development programs, online course libraries and upskilling platforms, such as Udemy and Degreed
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in managing work - life balance
  • Career progression opportunities across geographies and business lines
  • Socially active employee communities with diverse networking opportunities

Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self every day.  We want the best talent around the world to be energized to join us, motivated to stay, and empowered to thrive. 

Sounds like Citi has everything you need? Then apply to discover the true extent of your capabilities.


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Full time


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