Software Security Engineer

Seattle, Washington, USA

Full Time
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Posted 4 weeks ago

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development team that designs and engineers Amazon devices, from Kindle to Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

The Role:
Amazon Lab126 is looking for expert Security Engineer to ensure that our applications are designed and implemented to the highest standards thus maintaining and enhancing customer trust. If you enjoy analyzing system services, operating systems, networks and applications from a security perspective, and you are skilled at discovering security issues that appear under new threat scenarios, this position will provide you with a challenging opportunity. You will participate in security audits, risk analysis, vulnerability testing and security reviews.
In this role, you will:
· Identify security issues and risks, and develop mitigation plans
· Architect, design, implement, support, and evaluate security-focused tools and services including project leadership roles
· Develop and interpret security policies and procedures
· Develop and deliver training materials and perform general security awareness and specific security technology training
· Evaluate and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies
· Participate in tier 2 and tier 3 security operations support
· Participate in incident handling
· Participate in projects that develop new intellectual property
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


· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
· 3+ years of experience in application-level vulnerability testing and auditing
· 3+ years of application security experience
· 3+ years of experience and involvement with development team(s) that delivered commercial software or software-based services (development, QA testing, or security role)

Preferred Qualifications

· Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
· Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services security
· Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services security
· Experience with security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security
· Experience with the application of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques
· Development experience in C, C++ and/or Java
· Experience with scripting (e.g. python, ruby, bash)
· Experience with the application of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques
· Detailed knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques, including penetration testing and the development of exploits
· Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Excellent leadership skills and teamwork skills

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation/ Age


Keyword: digitalsecurity



Job tags: Architecture Auditing Audits C Cryptography Java Network security Penetration testing Python Ruby TCP/IP Vulnerabilities