Security Engineer

Herndon, Virginia, USA

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Help us protect not only the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing environment but all of our customers as well! Since 2006, our great team at AWS has been enabling our customers to bring great ideas to life in ways that aren’t possible in traditional IT environments. With AWS you can flexibly harness compute, storage, security, and other services from across the globe as your business demands them.

AWS 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), identity and access management, mobile devices, virtualization and custom hardware, all operating at massive scale. Similarly, our highly collaborative team is committed to each team member’s growth as our business grows.

Our Security Engineers often wear multiple hats. Some of the responsibilities of a Security Engineer include:

* Application security reviews
* Security tool development
* Software development and secure coding
* System and network security
* Cryptography
* Threat modeling and vulnerability research

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.

Our Security teams have roles in several locations across the United States. Please reach out to Branden Hankins at if you have any questions.

Basic Qualifications

· BS degree in Computer Science or related field
· 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.
· Experience with multiple programming languages (such as, Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
· Extensive knowledge of internet security issues and threat landscape
· An understanding of network and web related protocols (such as, TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)

Preferred Qualifications

· An understanding of web services
· Experience building distributed web-based applications or services at massive scale
· Knowledge of Linux/Unix tools and architecture
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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

Job tags: Architecture AWS C Cryptography Internet of Things Java Linux Network security Perl Python Ruby TCP/IP Unix