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Malware Reverse Engineering Lead, VP (C13)

Job Req ID 24756195 Location(s) Irving, Texas 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:

The Malware Reverse Engineer, Lead SOC Analyst is a senior level professional position responsible for driving efforts to prevent, monitor and respond to information/data breaches and cyber-attacks. The overall objective of this role is to ensure the execution of Information Security directives and activities in alignment with Citi's data security policy. This position focuses heavily on Malware reverse engineering


  • Perform in-depth threat research, malware reverse engineering, incident investigation/log analysis, evaluates new technologies in partnership with engineering team, and
  • Write custom signatures (IPS/IDS, Yara, etc.) and fine-tune existing threat signatures
  • Develop new SOC internal tools as needed
  • Conduct analyses against samples of malicious files in a lab environment
  • Identify opportunities to automate and standardize information security controls and for the supported groups


  • 6+ years' experience in a SOC/Network Security capacity or equivalent experience with at least 2 years' hands-on experience with malware reversing and analysis
  • Strong hands-on experience working with Malware Reverse Engineering tools (e.g., IDA Pro, OllyDbg, x64dbg, Windbg, Ghidra, etc.) and techniques like static and dynamic analysis
  • Ability to analyze malware targeting various Operating Systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.)
  • Ability to write custom signatures (IPS/IDS, Yara, etc.)
  • Experience with various SIEM platforms, EDR, Anti-Virus solutions
  • Familiarity with various malware families and trends
  • Strong proficiency with threat hunting and incident investigation
  • Experience with Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, custom signature development skills
  • Ability to work in a complex, fast-paced environment
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Proven influencing and relationship management skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Experience with Machine Learning is a plus
  • Knowledge of various scripting languages is a plus
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and software


  • Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree preferred

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:

Jul 17, 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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