Program Manager, Offensive Security Penetration Testing

Seattle, Washington, USA

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**This role is open to alternative locations including: Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, San Jose, CA, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL. Austin, TX

Amazon’s Offensive Security, Penetration Testing Team is seeking a Program Manager (PM) to help keep Amazon's applications and services secure for its customers. This team is responsible for attacking Amazon’s services, applications, and websites; and partnering with service teams to remediate weaknesses and sharpen our software development lifecycle. You will be challenged with opportunities, both technologically and as a leader, but will also be a great deal of fun if hacking Amazon sounds exciting to you. You will be in direct contact with teams in a variety of business verticals, giving you first hand knowledge about how Amazon is built and how it operates. Additionally, you will leverage the knowledge you gain about Amazon to find new ways to drive improvements to services, processes, and programs throughout the company.

Covering a broad range of work, this role is focused on managing and driving the penetration testing team’s programs, operations, and initiatives by influencing key stakeholders and partnering with teams throughout Amazon to enable the implementation of innovative security solutions and controls to improve Amazon’s security posture. You’ll be using your program and project management skills to continually improve and mature the program, orchestrate penetration testing engagements, and manage third-party vendors and budgets in order to maintain and raise Amazon’s high security bar. You’ll be backed up by a team of highly-skilled security engineers, all working with a singular focus of maintaining our customer’s trust.

A person in this role must show exemplary judgment in making trade-offs between short-term fixes and long-term security and business goals. They must also demonstrate resilience and navigate ambiguous situations with composure and tact. Above all else, a strong sense of customer obsession is necessary to focus on the ultimate goal of keeping Amazon and its customers secure.

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage the full life-cycle of penetration testing engagements
  • Manage and coordinate third-party vendors and associated budgeting
  • Lead the effective and efficient delivery of large, complex projects
  • Track metrics and delivery against program goals and implement proposals to improve program services, efficiency, and consistency
  • Drive team initiatives by influencing key stakeholders and partnering with teams throughout Amazon
  • Collaborate and communicate with leadership, partner teams, and service owners
  • Drive internal program and process improvements
  • Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities

Key job responsibilities
This role will be required to coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on a variety of business management items. This includes, but is not limited to, review of purchase orders, statements of work, managing escalations, ensuring vendor quality standards are maintained.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of program or project management experience
  • 3+ years of defining and implementing process improvement initiatives using data and metrics experience
  • Knowledge of Excel (Pivot Tables, VLookUps) at an advanced level and SQL
  • Experience using data and metrics to determine and drive improvements
  • Experience working cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of driving end to end delivery, and communicating results to senior leadership experience
  • 3+ years of driving process improvements experience
  • Experience in stakeholder management, dealing with multiple stakeholders at varied levels of the organization
  • Experience building processes, project management, and schedules

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $59,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $142,800/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.
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Country: United States
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