Senior Security Engineer / Consultant, AWS Professional Services

US, WA, Virtual Location - Washington

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Posted 1 week ago

Do you like helping people envision new ways of securing a cloud infrastructure? Do you have ideas for new ways to enhancing security operations and documented best practices? The AWS Professional Services team works with Public Sector and Nonprofit customers to accelerate, optimize, and secure their journey to the cloud.

AWS offers a cloud platform with a global reach and we are looking for a passionate and innovative technical security implementer. You’ll have the opportunity to create new security experiences & environments for our customers covering topics including strategy & risk management, building & deploying security infrastructure, or automating security operations...and beyond.

You should be a highly technical security professional who has the ability to take customers on a journey through securing their infrastructure. You will develop highly scalable applications that adhere to cloud and security best practices.

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.

Our Consultants work with Public Sector and Nonprofit customers locally, regionally and nationally. As such, Consultants must have the ability to travel to client locations deliver professional services as needed. (Up to 25% to 50% travel).

This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and is able to obtain and maintain a Federal background check.

Basic Qualifications

· 5+ years’ experience in implementing secure web and/or mobile applications
· Knowledge of AWS Compute, Storage, Networking, Database, Management tools, Security, Identity and Compliance services
· Hands-on technical expertise in building security capabilities in code and deploying infrastructure as code
· Demonstrated experience aligning information security policies with business requirements
· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Information Security or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

· AWS Associate or Professional or specialty certification or ability to get certified within three months of hire
· Current Sec+, CASP and/or CISSP certifications
· Demonstrated experience in customer-facing roles advising and counseling on IT security-related topics
· Demonstrated experience implementing information security related frameworks and standards such as FISMA, NIST CSF, HIPAA, NIST 800-53 etc.
· Demonstrated experience with encryption for data in transit and at rest, and familiarity with KMS or HSMs
· Contributed security expertise to open-source projects
· Implementation experience with enterprise security solutions such as WAF, IPS, IDS, Anti-DDOS, and SIEM
· Demonstrated experience in driving a security focused software development lifecycle
· Demonstrated experience or knowledge of using scripting skills, i.e., PowerShell, Python, Node.js, Javascript, Bash, Ruby, Perl, etc.
· Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to lead effectively across organizations
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity

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Job tags: AWS CASP CISSP Encryption FISMA IDS IPS JavaScript NIST Node.js Perl Python Ruby SIEM Strategy
Job region(s): North America Remote/Anywhere
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