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Cloud Threat Modeler, VP (C13)

Job Req ID 23716082 Location(s) Irving, Texas; Tampa, Florida Job Type Hybrid 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:

Citi is looking for a security focused person with a good understanding of cybersecurity principles to work in the Cloud Threat Modeling team. Using threat modeling you will identify threats and specify mitigating controls which will directly reduce the risk of Citi operating in the public cloud.


  • Threat Modeling using a documented process
  • Development of automation tools as required
  • Maintain a high standard of work in identifying threats and specifying mitigating controls
  • Attending to the lifecycle of identified threats and controls
  • Delivery of threat models and supporting tasks within existing timeframes
  • Provide feedback, support, and improvements to the existing threat modeling process
  • Present work to seniors, the team, and other technical teams
  • Train newer members of the team
  • Work with little supervision to complete work


The ideal candidate is expected to have 2-5 years' experience in several of the following technologies/processes:

  • Threat Modeling (STRIDE, PASTA, Attack trees, tooling, Att&ck) – must
  • Experience working in a cyber-security role - must
  • Security practices pertaining to authentication, authorization, logging/monitoring, encryption, infrastructure security, network/segmentation – must
  • Scripting languages, Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, CloudFormation) – must
  • Jira or other ticketing systems – must
  • Jira or other ticketing systems – must
  • Design and review technical architectures – must
  • Identifying vulnerabilities using CWE or OWASP
  • Operating systems and their hardening
  • Development concepts (such as: CICD, Pipelines, SDLC)
  • Cloud Development Kit (CDK), GitOps
  • Operating in a DevOps / agile team structure
  • Understanding of docker/K8S/serverless/helm
  • Support or perform pen testing
  • Snowflake/MongoDB/Terraform Cloud/GitHub/Databricks
  • Analytical, diligence and attention to detail
  • Eagerness to research using vendor documentation
  • Create and maintain quality documentation
  • Experience of regulated environment
  • Adversary mindset
  • Work with diverse set of people and teams
  • Constant learner of new technologies and methodologies
  • Problem solver
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Builder of relationships across cross-functional teams


  • Bachelor's degree in computer related field or equivalent work experience
  • Ideal candidate is expected to have a foundational or practitioner level cloud certification from either AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Ideal candidate is also expected to have a foundational cyber-security certification (defined below):

Associate level cloud certification

  • AWS Certified Developer, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • Google Associate Cloud Engineer or other professional GCP certification
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certified Architect Associate, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certified Cloud Operations Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate

Associate or professional cyber-security

  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate; Information Protection Administrator Associate

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:

Irving Texas United States


Primary Location Full Time Salary Range:

$125,760.00 - $188,640.00

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:

Mar 19, 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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