Penetration Testing Manager, Proactive Security

US, Virtual

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We are looking for a Penetration Testing Manager to join our global Holistic Testing team. This team tests our services in production, looking at the connections between the services, and driving meaningful change across the business. We don't just find issues - we partner with our builders to solve problems at their source.

You will be responsible for managing a team of security engineers to partner with Amazon services, conduct thorough and detailed pentests in a production environment, and solve complex problems at scale. You will lead your engineers, grow their career, and help them develop solutions to the problems they find.

This role is remote by design. You will be expected to work Central or Eastern time zone hours. While we are looking for individuals in certain locations, there is no obligation to attend the office a certain number of days per week. Your engineers will not necessarily be co-located with you.

This role combines long term strategic planning to raise the bar on security across the enterprise with the excitement and challenge of quickly reacting to new threat scenarios.

As a security engineering manager at Amazon, you will be expected to speak authoritatively on behalf of your team and your technical knowledge should demonstrate both depth and breadth. You will be responsible for your team’s organizational structure and how that team works within the context of the larger Amazon Security team. Leveraging the strengths of individual team members, delegating tasks appropriately and managing delivery of long term projects will all be critical tasks for this role.

Managers in this role must define metrics to quickly and accurately present the team’s performance and variance against its goals. They must also participate in and/or coordinate segments of cross-Amazon initiatives, communicating status and results effectively across the division. A Technical Manager III is expected to seek out stretch assignments for your current team and foster their professional career development.

Key job responsibilities
- Partner with AWS service leadership to deliver tests
- Lead and develop expert security engineers
- Actively identify and solve hard problems for the program
- Define and deliver team goals

A day in the life
Internal Stakeholders: Amazon builders, application security, security operations, and tooling experts.

Customers: You test customer-facing services.

Problems: We don't just find security issues, we partner with our internal customers to solve security issues at scale.

About the team
About Holistic Testing
We are a global, remote-by-design team. We test in production, focusing on diving deep into our services, building the tools and platforms to scale ourselves, and driving issue class campaigns across the business. We enjoy each others company, challenge each other to solve hard problems, and help each other be better.

Diverse Experiences
Amazon Security values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why Amazon Security?
At Amazon, security is central to maintaining customer trust and delivering delightful customer experiences. Our organization is responsible for creating and maintaining a high bar for security across all of Amazon’s products and services. We offer talented security professionals the chance to accelerate their careers with opportunities to build experience in a wide variety of areas including cloud, devices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, operations, and physical stores.

Inclusive Team Culture
In Amazon Security, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Ongoing DEI events and learning experiences inspire us to continue learning and to embrace our uniqueness. Addressing the toughest security challenges requires that we seek out and celebrate a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices.

Training & Career Growth
We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, training, and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Work/Life Balance
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Atlanta, GA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | New York, NY, USA | Virtual Location - DC | Virtual Location - GA | Virtual Location - TX | Virtual Location - USA | Virtual Location - VA

Basic Qualifications

- Five years technical management experience
- Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
- 1+ years leading a security team
- Experience promoting engineers in your team

Preferred Qualifications

- Evidence of working in a large scale environment
- 2+ years leading a penetration testing team
- Master's degree in a technical field
- 2+ years leading a global team

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

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.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $140,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $272,400/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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