Cryptographic and Key Management Specialist, VP (C13) – New Castle, DE

Full time @Citi posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

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:
Cryptographic and Key Management Specialist is senior level role responsible with assisting and managing cryptographic keys within the whole lifecycle including subject matter expert support and guidance on cryptography technology for all businesses and On-Behalf Key Management for assigned key owners. The overall objective is to use infrastructure technology knowledge and identified policies to process data, resolve issues and execute administrative tasks.

Manage cryptographic devices and keys according to Citi standards and/or business requirements including overall hardware protected encryption system security requirements
Provide expertise on cryptographic hardware and keys
Provide procedures and guidelines for the operation of cryptographic environments
Create complex project plans, perform impact analyses, solve/work high impact problems/projects, and provide resolution to restore services
Provide Root Cause Analysis (RCA) post restoration of service
Design testing approaches, complex processes, reporting streams, and assist with the automation of repetitive tasks
Provide technical/strategic direction to team members
Review requirement documents, define hardware requirements and update processes and procedures as necessary
Ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements
Responsible for applications dealing with the overall operating system
Conduct project related research
Operate with a limited level of direct supervision
Exercise independence of judgement and autonomy
Acts as SME to senior stakeholders and /or other team members.
Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made
Demonstrate appropriate consideration for the firm’s reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients, and assets by driving compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Citi Policy
Apply sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, while escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency


6-10 years’ experience in roles centered around Infrastructure Delivery (Application Hosting and/or End User Services) with a proven track record of operational process change and improvement
Must have strong background with at least one or more of the following:
Thales Payshield, Thales Luna, IBM Trusted Key Entry, IBM Enterprise Key Management Foundation, IBM ICSF, and other vendor specific hardware security modules
Strong understanding of how specialization within area contributes to the business and of competitors’ products and services
Ability to develop projects required for design of metrics, analytical tools, benchmarking activities and best practices
Ability to work with virtual and in-person teams, and work under pressure towards a deadline
Experience in a Financial Services or large complex and/or global environment preferred
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Effective analytic/diagnostic skills
Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audience


Bachelor’s/University degree or equivalent experience required
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.

NOTE: Due to the nature of this role, hybrid or remote work will not be a standard offering for the position. The hiring manager can elaborate as needed.

Job Family Group: Technology

Job Family: Infrastructure

Time Type: Full time

Primary Location: New Castle Delaware United States

Primary Location Salary Range: $121,560.00 – $182,340.00

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