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Business Services Development Program - Cybersecurity

Citizens Bank Johnston, RI
  • Posted: November 13, 2019
  • Full-Time

We're developing the next generation of leaders

The banking industry has fundamentally evolved. The way we interact with customers has changed from in-person to predominantly digital over the last decade. Our business services division and technology team is rapidly responding to this evolution by digitizing our business and driving amazing experiences for our customers.

Our Business Services Development Program helps cybersecurity enthusiasts develop a transferrable skillset for a meaningful career in information security. Through significant assignments, comprehensive training and exposure to dynamic leaders, you'll develop into a well-rounded professional while helping us build the bank of the future.

Experience during the program


In this year-long program you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to support and protect critical IT related systems in a complex enterprise environment.You'll begin by completing 2-weeks of onboarding and training which includes team building and social activities as wells as overviews of the different areas of business services.During this time you will also have the opportunity to network with past Business Services Development Program alums who can serve as mentors to help guide you through the duration of the program.

Then, you'll continue to gain relevant experience by completing 4-month rotations in three of the following businesses: Security Engineering, Identity Access Management (IAM), Cyber Defense, and Security Operations Center (SOC). During your business rotations, you could be working on:

+ Optimizing existing security capabilities and the design / service delivery of next generation security technologies.
+ Assist in the design and maintenance of enterprise security standards, design patterns, and capability roadmaps to ensure and demonstrate currency and sustainability of Citizens Bank enterprise security architecture. Converge digital modernization efforts through APIs and IAM technologies to create uniform authentication experiences for our customers.
+ Instrumentation and application of coarse and fine grained user access controls to ensure colleagues only have access to the data they are approved and required to have access to.
+ Support proactive security monitoring of critical, flagship banking and money movement applications.
+ Assist the Cyber Defense team in establishing a security data repository that ingests all security telemetry and builds an analytical solution for real-time situational awareness.

As an Associate in this program, you'll also have the opportunity to participate concurrently in Early Career Development Programming (ECDP) - a robust, 4-month program designed to give our new colleagues a strong foundation of Citizens Bank. Through the ECDP, you'll experience:

+ 2-day Orientation in downtown Boston with all bank-wide development program colleagues
+ Professional development workshops (such as Agile Methodologies and Presence & Presentation)
+ Customer and client site visits
+ Networking opportunities with senior leadership
+ Dedicated community service activities
+ Strategic Challenge where you'll work in small teams to solve for an organizational problem and present your recommendations to a panel of executives
Life after the program

Upon successful completion of the Program, graduates will be placed on a cybersecurity focused team where you will continue to develop.

Further, you'll continue to have access to a growing community of Citizens Bank development program alums that will prove invaluable throughout your career journey! You may also have the opportunity to partner closely with the Program Management team on recruiting related activities as well as future program planning and design.
Who we're looking for

We're looking for self-starters, team players, and strategic

To be successful in this program, you'll need to display strong
skills and characteristics including: analytical and critical thinking,
communication, data analysis, detail-oriented, initiative, interpersonal,
leadership, learning agility, project management, relationship building,
strategic mindset, and time management.

What you'll need to apply

+ Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity,
Information Security, IT, MIS, CIS or other related IT with coursework
in cyber or information security highly desirable.
+ Expected graduation date of May 2020
+ Minimum GPA of 3.00 required
+ Internship or other relevant corporate exposure is preferred

Background qualifications include:
+ Please
note that U.S. Immigration sponsorship or work visa is not available for
this position and candidates must have permanent authorization to work in
the U.S.
Hours and Work Schedule
Hours per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5pm
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.
Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran
Citizens Bank is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. and each of its respective subsidiaries.

Citizens Bank


Johnston, RI
02919 USA

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