Senior Security Engineer - Application Security

Austin, Texas, USA

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Posted 1 week ago

Amazon is continuously innovating new services and features for customers. Amazon Application Security focuses on enabling our builders to provide a secure and trustworthy experience to our customers without compromising the overall customer experience. As a Security Engineer on our team, you will solve interesting security challenges that arise when Amazon invents new technologies.

In this role, you will work directly with development teams to understand their applications and business needs and help them understand how to build secure systems at Amazon scale.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
· Identify security issues and risks, and build mitigation plans
· Develop and interpret security standards and guidance
· Improve support for developers by working directly with them to understand security requirements
· Drive improvements of Amazon’s overall security architecture

You will bring to the team:
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Well-rounded knowledge of multiple Information Security domains
· Deep technical understanding of the OWASP Top 10
· Solid experience in threat modeling and identification techniques
· Ability to work with developers to resolve security issues
· Experience in code reviews, vulnerability detection, and root cause analysis
· Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

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

Basic Qualifications

· BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience.
· 5+ years of experience in web application security, secure application design and architecture, threat modeling, secure coding, and cryptography
· Minimum of 2 years of experience with one or more programming languages (such as, Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role

Preferred Qualifications

· MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
· Development experience in C, C++ and/or Java.
· Knowledge of distributed systems and security protocols.
· Secure software development lifecycle experience.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Excellent leadership skills and teamwork skills.

Job tags: Architecture C Cryptography Java Perl Python Ruby