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Senior Cloud SecOps, Penetration Testing Lead, SVP (C14)

Job Req ID 24751439 Location(s) New York, New York; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Irving, Texas Job Type On-Site/Resident 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 Team:

The Cloud SecOps team works in a multi-disciplinary team among teams driving Cybersecurity operations and solutions to enable Citi to securely adopt private, hybrid, and public Cloud platforms. This role is one of the primary security interfaces with development teams, architects, engineers, and operational teams involved in Cloud-related projects. Our operating model emphasizes DevSecOps, that is, automation, integration, and agility based on Security as a Service/Security as Code concepts.


  • Lead end-to-end security assurance activities including Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments (preproduction, post-production) and Purple Team exercises (Red and Blue team collaboration) in order to identify areas of risk and ensure any gaps are documented and remediated
  • Understand emerging and existing threats across AWS, GCP, and Azure and assess Citi’s defensive posture against these threats including running atomic tests to ensure controls are working as designed
  • Provide threat modeling and risk assessment services to characterize the risk and severity posture of various systems and components in the Cloud environment
  • Partner with Engineering and Operations teams to create, implement, and apply DevSecOps practices and processes that are consumed by developers across all sectors in Citi
  • Supplement cloud monitoring and vulnerability assessment tool(s) by adding new capabilities, security checks, and automation to existing workflows
  • Identify new requirements/enhancements to standards, tools, and processes
  • Partner with Engineering teams to evaluate and recommend new and emerging products and technologies that will bring enhancements to the cloud security program


  • 4-5 years' experience with hands-on Penetration Testing

8-10 years' experience working in most of the following areas:

  • Proven offensive security-oriented mindset (vulnerability assessments, infrastructure & application pen testing, threat modeling, threat actor emulation)
  • Hands-on experience and comprehensive understanding of Cloud security concepts/best practices within each Cloud Service Provider (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
  • Strong proficiency with securing containers and container orchestration frameworks (such as Kubernetes – EKS, GKE, OpenShift)
  • Deep Understanding of MITRE ATT&CK and attacker TTPs
  • Programming/Scripting languages are a plus (especially Python)
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) experience is a plus (especially Terraform)
  • Ability to deliver presentations to senior leaders and peer organizations in both a technical and non-technical manner
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership and follow up on issues
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and to work well under pressure
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Consistently clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Proficient in interpreting and applying policies, standards, and procedures


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent working experience
  • Candidates must possess or be open to pursuing one or more of the following industry-accredited certifications within the 1st year of employment:

Cloud security certifications: Azure Security Engineer Associate, Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator Associate, AWS Security Specialty, GCP Professional Cloud Security Engineer, etc.

Container/Kubernetes certifications: CKA, CKAD, CKS, etc.

Other security certifications: OSCP, OSCE, GXPN, GPEN, GCIH, GWAPT, etc.

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:

New York New York United States


Primary Location Full Time Salary Range:

$176,720.00 - $265,080.00

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:

Jun 10, 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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