Application Security Engineer

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Posted 8 months ago

The Amazon Devices team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products. We have also produced groundbreaking devices like Amazon Echo, Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show, Echo Spot, and more. What will you help us create?

The Role:

Digital Security is on the cutting edge of many security issues for a wide variety of platforms and technologies including cloud services, Internet of things (IoT), mobile devices and custom hardware. Similarly, our highly collaborative team is committed to each team member’s growth as our business grows.

Digital Security is looking for a Product Security Engineer to help validate that our services, applications, and websites are designed and implemented to the highest security standards. You will be responsible for analyzing the security of applications and services, discovering and addressing security issues, building security automation, and quickly reacting to new threat scenarios. You will have the opportunity to learn from, and be mentored by, those who are building and securing our cutting-edge services.

A Security Engineer at Amazon is expected to be strong in multiple domains and provide significant contributions to the Digital Security team and to multiple groups throughout Amazon. Security engineers are expected to develop elegant solutions to complex business problems and apply appropriate technologies while following security engineering best practices. You are also expected to mentor more junior engineers and be a security thought leader for the organization.

A Security Engineer must foster constructive dialogue and seek resolution when confronted with discordant views. Engineers in this role are expected to participate fully in the planning of the Digital Security team's work and constantly seek opportunities for process improvement. They should have an understanding of the application of Information Security in a broad range of technical areas.

A successful candidate will need a combination of troubleshooting, technical, and communication skills, as well as the ability to handle a mix of disparate tasks which may include project and software development work. This role will provide career growth opportunities as you gain new security skills in the course of your duties.

· Application security reviews
· Penetration testing
· Projects and research work as needed
· Security training and outreach to internal development teams
· Security guidance documentation
· Security tool development
· Security metrics delivery and improvements
· Assistance with recruiting activities and administrative work

Note: While the majority of our Security/Privacy roles are based in the Bay Area, CA and Seattle, WA areas, by applying to this position your application will be considered for all locations we hire for in the United States, including but not limited to: Seattle, WA; Bellevue, WA; Sunnyvale, CA, Austin TX.

Basic Qualifications

· BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
· Minimum of 2 years of experience with any combination of the following: threat modeling experience, secure coding, identity management and authentication, software development, cryptography, system administration and network security.
· 2+ years of professional experience with security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or application security.

Preferred Qualifications

· Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
· Experience implementing security solutions at the business division level
· An understanding of network and web related protocols (such as, TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
· An understanding of web services
· Experience with multiple programming languages (such as, Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Demonstrable teamwork skills and resourcefulness
· Possess self-drive to keep moving things forward even in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge (avoid “analysis paralysis”)
· Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
· Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation/ Age

Keyword: digitalsecurity

Job tags: Automation C Cryptography Internet of Things Java Network security Penetration testing Perl Python Ruby TCP/IP
Job region(s): North America