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Senior IT Security Professional – AD/Azure Security

Johnston, Rhode Island


The Senior IT Security Professional within the Corporate Security and Resilience (CS&R) Identity and Access Management (IAM) team is an experienced security professional providing second and third level support for the Citizens Distributed Security team. 

Managing and supporting MS Active Directory, Group Policy, Microsoft Azure AD along with having a strong knowledge of MS Active Directory security is required while providing technical expertise to both the internal and external departments within the organization. 

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Providing thought leadership and expert Active Directory Security guidance for today and the future

  • Managing resources and time as appropriate to ensure successful delivery of services

  • Ensuring delivery against operational control measures and address via Service Improvement Plans where a shortfall has been identified

  • Providing security services that enable business while maintaining the highest levels of service and support without compromising a strong risk position

  • Providing leadership and mentoring for junior staff on the Distributed IAM Platform Operations team

  • Acting as a focal point for resolution and/or escalation of IAM Platform Operations issues

  • Providing Level 2 and 3 support for the day-to-day operations of the Citizens IAM Platform Operations team 

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 Skills/Experience:       

  • 10 or more years of professional experience, preferably in a financial services environment

  • 5 or more years of IT Risk or Information Security experience, preferably in a large corporate environment

  • Strong knowledge of MS Active Directory, Group Policies, and Azure AD along with MS security concepts

  • Knowledge of IAM protocols and architecture (SSO, SAML, OAuth, Federation, etc)

  • Understanding of security access controls, including Kerberos, Multi-factor authentication, Access Control List, SSH, RDP.

  • Proven service and delivery capability / focus

  • Proven experience with highly complex risk issues in a technology environment and appropriate mitigation strategies.

  • Knowledgeable on the regulatory requirements that impact the business lines that TSA supports (i.e. GLBA, SOX, PCI)

  • Clear understanding of CoBIT and ITIL Frameworks

  • Proven ability to influence and gain trust at senior management levels in multi-cultural environments

  • Ability to manage complex activities simultaneously to short timescales

Education, Certifications and/or Other Professional Credentials: 

  • B.S. in Information Technology or Business Management preferred

  • CISSP, CISA, or other Microsoft related certifications and knowledge of ISO and NIST security standards preferred 

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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