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Citizens Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer in Augusta, Maine


In this role, you will be a hands on senior individual contributor role on the Cyber Defense – Infrastructure Vulnerability Management Team, responsible for performing vulnerability and compliance scanning and analysis to aid Citizens in assessing the enterprise vulnerability posture and reducing the attack surface.

This job can be done remotely anywhere in the US.

Working closely with business lines and infrastructure teams, you will directly contributes to the effort to identify, track, and remediate the open vulnerabilities (technical vulnerabilities or build compliance deviations) on systems that store, process, or display Citizens data. You will understand technology operations as well as security operations and will have a keen understanding of the concept of mitigating and compensating controls.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Working across development teams within an Agile development environment using standard collaboration tools such as the Atlassian tool suite

  • Hands-on code/script development experience with distributed version control systems such as Git

  • Communicating security issues to a wide variety of internal and external “customers” to include technical teams, executives, risk groups, vendors and regulators

  • Maintaining a deep understanding of current threat, vulnerabilities, attacks, countermeasures and how to respond effectively to them while providing training to the rest of the team on these items

  • Developing meaningful metrics to reflect the true posture of the environment allowing the organization to make educated decisions based on risk

  • Improving the capabilities and maturity of the Citizens Vulnerability Management Program by identifying appropriate technologies, policies, communication channels, organizational structures and relationships with third parties


This job can be done remotely anywhere in the US.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 5 years of progressive security industry experience

  • 1-2 years of experience with with QualysGuard Vulnerability Scanner including its API, Vulnerability Management (VM), Policy Compliance (PC), CloudView, AssetView, Cloud Agent, and other modules highly preferred

  • 1-2 years of experience with other vulnerability management solutions such as Tenable, Rapid7, and others is acceptable with the understanding that you will be expected to be a domain expert with this Qualys in 3-6 months.

  • Recall level of understanding of CVSS, CVE, CWE, CPE, CCE, CWE, OVAL, SCAP and other standards

  • Experience developing applications, automation scripts, or other solutions in at least one modern language (Python, JavaScript, Powershell, Java, C/C++, Go, etc)

  • Proficient understanding of various operating systems (Window, UNIX, Linux, AIX, etc.) with an emphasis on vulnerability assessment and hardening. Subject matter expertise in at least one of the operating systems is required

  • Practical knowledge of security hardening, configuration management, change control/problem management, exception management and security baselines (e.g. CIS Baselines, NIST, vendor security technical implementation guides, etc.)

  • Practical knowledge of Cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.) and how to secure them

  • Associate level knowledge of networking fundamentals

  • Experience fostering and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and business partners

  • Ability to demonstrate manual testing experience including all of OWASP Top 10

  • Demonstrated experience with common penetration testing and vulnerability assessment tools such as nmap, Wireshark, Nessus, NeXpose, Kali, Metasploit, AppScan, WebInspect, Burp Suite Professional, Acunetix, Arachni, w3af, NTOSpider, ZAP Proxy, IronWASP is a plus

    Education and Certifications:

  • One or more relevant security certifications (LPT, OSCP, GWAPT, GWEB, GCIA, GSNA, GCIH, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, GIAC, GPEN, GCED, Security +)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of experience

Hours and Work Schedule

Hours per Week: 40

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday

This position is not available in Colorado


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.

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