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Purple Team - Technical Lead, SVP (C14)

Job Req ID 24739983 Location(s) Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Irving, Texas; Remote Job Type Remote Job Category Technology
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About Citi:

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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 from keeping the bank safe, managing global resources, and providing the technical tools our workers need to be successful to designing our digital architecture and ensuring our platforms provide a first-class customer experience. We reimagine client and partner experiences to deliver excellence through secure, reliable, and efficient services.

Our commitment to diversity includes a workforce that represents the clients we serve 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.

The Role:

This role is the technical lead for the Purple Team program within Citi’s Red Team. The Purple Team - Technical Lead develops, designs, matures and executes services within the Red Team and mentors other members. A successful candidate will have verifiable experience in offensive security, threat hunting, attack simulation, programming, and leadership. Strong technical capabilities and an understanding of the application to the organization while recognizing operational impact is important as this is a key function of the role to work closely with defensive partners. This role is key to us maturing and growing our overall program and will have a lot of external visibility.  


  • Develop and apply documentation, processes, and procedures to a program 
  • Utilize threat hunting techniques to understand how offensive attacks are logged, alerted, and visible to defensive controls 
  • Conduct Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing (application and/or infrastructure) and articulate security issues to technical and non-technical audience 
  • Identify, research, validate, and exploit various, known, and unknown security vulnerabilities on the server and client side 
  • Direct the development and delivery of secure solutions by coordinating with business and technical contacts 


  • 10+ years of relevant experience with most of the requirements below
  • Extensive experience working with Offensive Security Methodologies and Attack Simulation Techniques
  • Offensive Security testing tools. e.g., Cobalt Strike, Bloodhound, Red Team Toolkit
  • Experience leveraging the MITRE ATT&CK Framework 
  • Vulnerability Assessment tools. e.g., Nessus, Qualys, Rapid7 
  • Exploitation frameworks, e.g., Metasploit, CANVAS, Core Impact 
  • Social Engineering campaigns. e.g. email phishing, phone calls, SET 
  • Deep understanding of OSI model 
  • Security devices, i.e. Firewalls, VPN, AAA systems 
  • OS Security. e.g. Unix/Linux, Windows, OSX 
  • Understanding of common protocols. e.g. HTTP, LDAP, SMTP, DNS 
  • Web application infrastructure. e.g. Application Servers, Web Servers, Databases 
  • Web development and programming languages. e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, .Net
  • Proven experience with attack simulation and threat hunting is a must
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills preferred 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of analytical groups and service delivery organizations 
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication 
  • Preferred Certifications: PNPT, OSCP, OSCE, GXPN, GPEN, GCIH, GWAPT, GCFA, or CISSP
  • Proficient in interpreting and applying policies, standards and procedures 
  • Demonstrated ability to remain unbiased in a diverse working environment 


  • Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience 
  • Master’s degree preferred 
  • Certifications: PNPT, OSCP, OSCE, GXPN, GPEN, GCIH, GWAPT, GCFA, or CISSP or possess a willingness to pursue certifications after hire

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

Information Security


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

Fort Lauderdale Florida United States


Primary Location Full Time Salary Range:

$145,840.00 - $218,760.00

In addition to salary, Citi’s offerings may also include, for eligible employees, discretionary and formulaic incentive and retention awards. Citi offers competitive employee benefits, including: medical, dental & vision coverage; 401(k); life, accident, and disability insurance; and wellness programs. Citi also offers paid time off packages, including planned time off (vacation), unplanned time off (sick leave), and paid holidays. For additional information regarding Citi employee benefits, please visit Available offerings may vary by jurisdiction, job level, and date of hire.


Anticipated Posting Close Date:

May 29, 2024


Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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