Security Engineer, Vulnerability Management and Response

New York City, USA

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This position may work out of any of the following office locations: Seattle, WA; Austin, TX; or New York City, NY.

Amazon Vulnerability Management and Remediation (VMR) is looking for Security Engineers to join our Vulnerability Management Response Team. VMR is responsible for the discovery, assessment, triage, and remediation of vulnerabilities across Amazon. We are data-driven, set big goals, and are always challenging ourselves and each other to identify better solutions and take on new challenges. Our team offers the unique opportunity to work with leading industry security experts and engage across Amazon teams and leadership.

As a Security Engineer in VMR Response, you will play a hands-on role in the proactive identification and remediation of security issues at Amazon. You will be part of a global-scale vulnerability response service supporting a diverse technical ecosystem. Your teammates are an international group of security engineers, software developers, and technical program managers dedicated to continuously raising the security bar.

Key job responsibilities
In this role you may
  • Intake, and evaluate vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and weaknesses, assisting junior engineers.
  • Craft and deploy security campaigns, assisting junior engineers.
  • Participate in on-call rotations.
  • Engage autonomously with product and system owners to help create, build and innovate campaigns, possibly by writing code, scripts, creating detections, etc.
  • Focus on large, ambiguous security problems in internal and partner-org security services or initiatives. Representing VMR, you bring perspective and provide context for current security best practices and the costs associated with them. You understand that not all security problems are new (or require new tools). You make risk-based trade-offs with larger-scale impact, with strong knowledge of compensating controls.
  • Fix deficiencies proactively and/or propose large projects, mindful of resources, which may require the work of VMR and other teams related by architecture.
  • Design or write code that delivers security automation.
  • Posses significant domain expertise in three or more core CBK areas and secondary specializations, (e.g. infrastructure security, threat intelligence, security operation, endpoint security, or identity management).

About the team
Inclusive Team Culture.
Here at Amazon, 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 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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance.
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth.
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree; or 5+ years equivalent technology experience
  • 3 years hands-on Security Engineering experience, with at least 3 years in vulnerability management.
  • 3 years experience building, operating, and maturing large-scale security systems or services.
  • 3 years experience building and troubleshooting cloud-based services.
  • 3 years experience programming with Python or Java.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience automating security operations.
  • Experience with systems design.
  • Experience with AWS services.

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 $135,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $212,800/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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Tags: Automation AWS Cloud Computer Science Endpoint security Java Python Threat intelligence Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management

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Country: United States
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