Security Engineer

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Posted 3 weeks ago

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Analytics team is looking for a high-speed Security Engineer who has a strong passion for security-at-scale. You will be part of a small team focused on active defense, which detects and mitigates security incidents without a human in the loop.
You will directly improve security for the largest cloud on earth.

You will work with data scientists and engineers to design, test, and implement detection and mitigation controls for Amazon. You’ll function as a data analyst, extracting knowledge from raw data, and answering functional questions about the ‘texture’ of the data as well. You will work with existing threat intelligence and incident response teams to identify and codify attacker and analysis methodology into automated analyses.

You will have access to amazing amounts of security-relevant data sources, as well as virtually unlimited resources to process that data. While experience with AWS is nice, its more important to have a good handle on security detection and response controls, and ability to code.

You will not be directly responsible for incident response, but will directly support those teams with your expertise, analysis, and analytic tools. You will balance long-term strategic thinking with immediate tactical needs, and be able to drive towards a long-term goal with short-term efforts.

If you like searching for needles in haystacks of needles, think sigmoid functions are neat, and can fend off hordes of rampaging datasets with your coding-fu, we’d love to hear from you.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

The preferred location for this position is Baltimore, MD, but it can also be located in Herndon, VA or Arlington, VA (HQ2).

Basic Qualifications

· BS degree in Computer Science or related field, or 5+ years of equivalent work experience
· 3 + years of professional software development experience
· 1 + years multiple programming languages developing scalable and maintainable applications or services
· Understanding of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or application security
· Understanding of the Mitre ATT@CK framework and its application
· Knowledge of hardware and software common in large organizations (operating systems, office and productivity applications, laptops/servers, routers/switches, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

· Knowledge of standard network protocols and multiple levels (TCP/IP, HTTP(S), etc)
· Knowledge of various host and network telemetry data (e.g. process lists, application logs, netflow records) and how to relate them to each other
· Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
· Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
· Experience building distributed web-based applications or services at massive scale
· Knowledge of Linux/Unix tools and architecture
· Hands on experience with "Big Data" tools such as Hadoop
· Extensive knowledge of internet security issues and threat landscape
· Experience with AWS or other cloud computing platforms
· Experience with (Jupyter) Notebooks
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
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Job tags: Analytics Architecture AWS Big Data Cryptography Incident response Linux Network security TCP/IP Threat intelligence Unix
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