Head of Security Engagement, Prime Video and Studios Security

US, CA, Virtual Location - California

Full Time Executive-level / Director USD 173K - 220K *
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Job summary
Amazon Prime Video and Studios Security is hiring motivated and experienced leaders at all levels to chart the course of Information Security within Prime Video. Together we are changing the way millions of customers interact with video content. The Prime Video and Studios team delivers movies, TV episodes and Live events to Amazon customers through subscriptions (Amazon Prime), channels as well as purchases and rentals. Amazon believes so deeply in the mission of Video that we've launched our own studio to create original and exclusive content.




Key job responsibilities
As a successful Head of Security Engagement, within Prime Video and Studios Security, you will be seen as a leader and play a key role in ensuring security is built into our applications and services and partnering with development teams to maintain a high security bar. You will collaborate with security champions within our engineering teams to drive the implementation and validation of security controls prior to production launch. You will:
  • Manage and support an existing application security review process, which includes security architecture, threat modeling, and code review.
  • Mentor and guide security engineer direct reports and dotted-line security champions embedded throughout the engineering teams.
  • Provide technical security guidance to mitigate identified risks.
  • Review existing processes and suggest improvements for increased security and efficiency.
  • Shape our Secure Software Development framework, referencing industry maturity benchmarks such as BSIMM and SAFECode.

A day in the life

As a successful Head of Security Engagement, Prime Video and Studios Security, you will be seen as a leader who prioritizes well, communicates clearly and understands how to drive a high level of operational and strategic excellence within a team, while collaborating with a variety of internal and external business partners. You must show exemplary judgment in making technical trade-offs between short- versus long-term security and business goals. A successful candidate must handle several difficult challenges and problems, and make risk-based assessments founded on data and facts rather than older static based security paradigms while being aware of the older best practices.

About the team
You will lead the Security Engagement team, which drives secure architectural and deployment strategies across Prime Video's most critical projects and have an executive mandate to design to the highest security standards. You will work alongside two peer teams under Application Security; Developer Engagement, which is responsible for shepherding the right mixture of code review tools to support the Prime Video software development engineer (SDE) community and Production Engagement which facilitates penetration testing, red-teaming and bug bounty initiatives across all of Prime Video.

Basic Qualifications


  • 3+ years experience directly managing people that work cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams.
  • Possess self-drive to keep moving things forward even in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge.
  • Excellent executive communications or technical writing; clear, concise, and thorough written and oral communication skills.
  • High sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working directly with software engineering teams within a secure software development lifecycle framework.
  • Experience managing large cross-functional security efforts, resulting in delivery of significant security improvements within highly complex systems.
  • Experience defining and delivering both product and technical roadmaps within large diverse organizations.
  • Demonstrable experience making decisions on behalf of and in support of highly technical project teams.
  • Demonstrable experience defining and executing against metrics that measure service and program effectiveness and consistency.


Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at salaries.infosec-jobs.com
Job perks/benefits: Team events
Job regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Job country: United States
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