Cryptographic Security Architect

at Citizens Financial Group, Inc
Location Johnston, RI
Date Posted March 17, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



The Cryptographic Security Architect will assist in designing, developing, integrating and evaluating enterprise cryptographic strategy and technologies. This includes, providing subject matter expertise around PKI, modern cryptographic protocols/constructs, key management, API Security, block-chain and distributed ledger. 

This senior position is both strategic and tactical in nature and requires a candidate, with a strong technical background, and the ability to build relationships, mentor and consult at many levels.

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. 

Primary responsibilities include:   

  • Providing technical and design recommendations to extended teams

  • Designing and developing integration level abstractions

  • Designing and developing automation across cryptographic frameworks

  • Evaluating cryptographic  tools, products and frameworks

  • Troubleshooting cryptographic anomalies and issues across the enterprise

  • Negotiating and liaising with different technology teams within the organization. 


Required Skills/Experience:   

  • 8 or more years of relevant work experience in a large, matrix driven organization

  • Solid understanding of PKI/PKCS and cryptographic tools and techniques including:       

    • Certificates and Certificate Authorities
    • Public/Private key encryption and digital signature
    • Cryptographic Protocols and Ciphers
    • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger
    • Underlying infrastructure, standards and key management
  • Solid development proficiencies in the following:

    • Java and JavaScript/Node.js
    • WS Security Framework
    • HTTPS and Mutual Authentication
    • Restful Services, API  JSON, JWT
    • Linux/BASH
    • Hashicorp Vault
  • Proven ability to independently identify and resolve critical and complex issues through effective problem solving skills

  • Superb communication skills (written and verbal) with ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences

Education, Certifications and/or Other Professional Credentials:  

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • CISSP or CISM preferred 

Hours & Work Schedule

Hours per Week: 40

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 

Primary Location:  US-RI-Johnston
Work Locations:  RI-Johnston-One Citizens Bank Way One Citizens Bank Way Johnston 02919
Job:  Technology Services
Organization:  USA01_Citizens Financial Group
Schedule:  Regular
Employee Status:  Full-time
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Feb 26, 2020, 12:07:41 PM