Security Engineer, AWS

Seattle, Washington, USA

Full Time
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Posted 2 weeks ago

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security is looking for a passionate, innovative, results oriented Security Engineer for the AWS Security Vulnerability Management team. At Amazon Web Services (AWS), Security is job zero. Our team is responsible for inventing new security services that enable and automate security solutions at AWS’ unprecedented scale. Our team offers the unique opportunity for engineers to collaborate with leading industry security experts while working across multiple AWS Service teams. We are data-driven, set big goals, and are always challenging ourselves and each other to identify better solutions.

As a Security Engineer in AWS Vulnerability Management, you will work on a team of engineers and technical program managers who will define and build the mechanisms for tracking ingestion, assessment and notification of vulnerabilities across the AWS fleet. You will define and build best operational practices for tracking, monitoring and identifying patterns of issues across the fleet to enable enterprise wide solutions. You will collaborate with technical and business stakeholders across the organization, from engineers to executives, to operationalize these efforts. A successful candidate will be a deeply curious individual who brings technical and leadership expertise and has experience using cutting edge technology to develop innovative solutions to complex technical challenges at incredible scale.

As a Security Engineer in AWS Vulnerability Management you will be responsible for a set of long term security outcomes. Your day to day job responsibilities will include:
· Work with senior members of the team to identify where you will contribute to defined goals and priorities that enable your team to deliver against business objectives
· Contribute to briefings, roadmaps, and long-range planning documents
· Partner with product teams across Amazon to develop scalable solutions to security vulnerabilities
· Analyze data sets to perform risk assessments
· Develop tooling and security controls to mitigate risks
· Working across teams at AWS to refine your plans and obtain buy-in

Basic Qualifications


• 2+ years’ experience in vulnerability management
• 2+ years of scripting or programming experience in Ruby, Python, Shell/BASH scripting, Java, C/C++, C*, Perl, or other languages
• Experience with developing software tooling to solve custom problems
• Ability translating technically complex issues into simple, easy to understand concepts


Preferred Qualifications

· 3-5 years' experience in vulnerability management
· Experience in generating automated metrics to measure IT security effectiveness and consistency.
· Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills.
· Results-oriented, high energy, self-motivated.
· Information security professional certifications encouraged (SANS GIAC, CISSP etc.)
· Experience architecting, securing, and operating Amazon Web Services
· Excellent attention to detail
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

For more information contact Sarah Newell - saranewe@amazon.com

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Job tags: AWS C CISSP GIAC Java Perl Python Ruby SANS Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management