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Citizens Bank Information Security Principal Architect – Network Security / ATM(Remote) in Boston, Massachusetts


The Information Security (IS) Principle Architect – Network Security / ATM is a key leader in the Security Architecture team within the Security Engineering and Architecture (SEA) team.

In this role you are the subject matter expert who designs, reviews and helps develop the network security architecture for the organization as well as directly supports technological and security modernization in the ATM space.

You will be directly responsible for helping ensure that security is natively incorporated into the organization’s network and ATM operating environment and that these environments are sufficiently armored to defend against modern cyber threats.

Location is not a barrier for this role and while our preference would be to have a chosen candidate with onsite capabilities in one of our corporate headquarters – we are open to remote employment within the United States for an experienced candidate.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the company’s network and ATM infrastructure and supported information systems and capabilities.

  • Partnering with technology leaders and subject matter experts in the network and ATM space to providing guidance during architecture design activities of new and existing capabilities.

  • Conducting architectural risk and impact assessments of the Network and ATM operating environments.

  • Researching and evaluating proposed network and ATM and business solutions for adherence to documented company standards, policies and regulatory responsibilities.

  • Working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams and Business Units to implement and support existing and future solutions.

  • Determining network and ATM centric security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements, researching information security standards, conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments and identifying integration issues.

  • Operating as a security subject matter expert with regards to strengths and weaknesses of the network and ATM environments and being able to recommend improvements to both software and hardware.

  • Identifying network and ATM security standards and formalizing security architecture design patterns to mitigate threats

  • Assessing emerging network and ATM technologies against security architecture to determine where they fill gaps, overlap with existing solutions or extend capabilities

  • Stays current with ATM security compliance requirements and industry trends in support of department goals Stays current with ATM security compliance requirements and industry trends in support of department goals


Experience and Skills:

  • 5 or more years in system, network, security administration, controls or information management experience and/or Security Engineer/Architect/Consultant

  • 10 or more years of security or network architecture experience

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product and technical challenges.

  • Experience with building and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders, clients, peers, supervisors, subordinates and other internal company staff

  • Experience creating an enterprise architecture (application, data, and technical) that is aligned to business and IT imperatives.

  • Familiarity with security industry standards (ISO 17799, ISO 27001/2, ISO 31000, NIST 800 series, etc.)

  • Is up to date on network and ATM security requirements and industry trends.

  • Experienced with core network technologies/protocols, and modern ATM platforms.

  • Experience with internal controls, risk assessments, business process and internal IT control testing or operational auditing

  • Experience in defining and implementing network security and solid understanding of best practices

  • Demonstrated ability leading programs

  • Influencing experience at senior levels within an organization

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Industry experiences in financial services, high-tech, and /or healthcare preferred

    Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering preferred)

  • CISSP or other relevant security certifications and knowledge of ISO and NIST security standards preferred

    Hours & Work Schedule

    Hours per Week: 40

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

    This position is not available in Colorado


Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Citizens, its parent, subsidiaries, and related companies provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, citizenship, physical or mental disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, genetic characteristic, marital or domestic partner status, victim of domestic violence, family status/parenthood, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth/lactation, colleague’s or a dependent’s reproductive health decision making, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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