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Cyber Defense Senior CI/CD Security Specialist (automation)

Location Johnston, Rhode Island Req. Number201112 Category IT, Corporate Security, Digital Technology, Corporate Full/Part Time F Shift 1st Shift


As a member of our hands on high-performing security team, you will directly work with development teams and act as a security subject matter expert (SME).

This role will require you to have a high degree of technical security expertise with static/dynamic code scanning tools, modern cloud development and delivery platforms (i.e. AWS).

You will be responsible for progressing Security Capabilities within DevOps, including automated security testing, continuous integration and automated build deployments.

Additional responsibilities will be to: 

  • Develop/deploy the right automated solutions that inject security activities, at the right time/depth, into the CI/CD pipelines during builds, testing and deployment

  • Optimize security-related rules/configurations for effectiveness and to reduce false positives

  • Develop integrations with 3rd party services and APIs

  • Develop tools and automate processes for improving our security program

  • Lead day-to-day administration of security infrastructure

  • Take ownership and drive forward the capabilities and maturity of the Secure CI/CD program by identifying appropriate technologies, policies, communication channels and relationships with internal partners

  • Develop meaningful metrics to enable rapid developer feedback and metrics for business stakeholders and software managers 

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.


Required Experience and Skills: 

  • 3 or more years of hand-on experience implementing/maintaining security in CI/CD pipelines and understanding of best practices

  • Experience with designing and automating security tools and processes

  • Experience with API development and integration

  • Experience with distributed cloud architecture and implementations. Specifically AWS services such as EC2, ECS, Lambda, API Gateway, Cloud Front, and Cloud Watch

  • Experience designing and delivering security-driven testing to support agile software development processes (Jira/Confluence/Slack/Jenkins)

  • Experience with tools that do vulnerability scanning, risk based threat analysis, and other security mitigation techniques

  • Experience with one or more of the main stream scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, Bash etc.

  • Exposure developing solutions for Web and Mobile applications

  • Knowledge of security technology topics including cloud security, API security, application security, logging & monitoring, infrastructure hardening, and database security

  • Ability to present technical concepts to non-technical audiences

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills 

Education, Certifications and/or Other Professional Credentials:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Any recognized security certifications, i.e.  CCSP, CCSK, CSSLP, CISSP, CISA, CEH, GIAC, GWAPT, GWEB, etc. 

Hours & Work Schedule

Hours per Week: 40

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday

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

It is the policy of Citizens Bank to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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