Application Security Engineer, Amazon Healthcare Security

Seattle, WA, USA

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At Amazon Healthcare Security, we are on a mission to make healthcare easy. We are developing a patient-centric healthcare experience that is personal, transparent, and convenient. We are looking for a Senior Security Engineer to join our team.

As a Security Engineer, you will work with a distributed team of security professionals whose responsibility is to ensure the data we collect and generate is secure from unauthorized access, and that our devices and systems are secure, resilient, and compliant.

The ideal candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of:
- Security Testing tools, such as Burp Suite, HP Fortify, and SAST/DAST tools
- CI/CD process automation
- Experience with CloudFormation, API Gateway, Lambda, ECS, EKS, CloudWatch, and others.
- OWASP, WAF, VPC, container security frameworks, and other common cloud-based security tools
- Solid understanding of core Secure coding principals
- Strong understanding of Java, Ruby, HQL, Python

In this role, you will:

· Collaborate with experienced Amazonians to create and execute security controls, defenses, and countermeasures to intercept and prevent internal and/or external attacks
· Develop, test, review, debug, or deploy code that supports security protocols
· Identify areas of improvement around the current DevSecOps program to increase developer velocity and program efficiency while maintaining a high security bar
· Explore areas to automate deployments and tasks around the CI/CD pipeline
· Work with Core Infrastructure teams to identify gap and bottlenecks in current processes to build more efficient solutions
· Work with software development teams to identify security problems and improve the security aspects of their service(s)
· Troubleshoot, research the root cause of, and resolve security or risk issues with guidance

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. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Here at Healthcare Security, 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 team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Key job responsibilities
The Security Engineer will work with the Product teams to ensure the new features we are releasing to our customer maintain the high bar that Amazon is known for. We will work with them to create system artifacts, preform manual and automated code review, and assist with scoping and conducting Pentesting activities.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Boston, MA, USA | Quincy, MA, USA | Santa Clara, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

BS in computer science, networking, information systems, computer engineering, or 5+ years’ equivalent experience
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in identifying security issues and risks, and developing mitigation plans
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in software architecture, design, implementation, support, and evaluation of security-focused tools and services
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in three or more of the following areas: cryptography, application security, authentication, web and network protocols, data structures and algorithms, software development, threat modelling, pen tests, or vulnerability assessments
Minimum of 2 years scripting or programming experience in Java, Python, Perl, Scala, or other languages
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in executive communications or technical writing; clear, concise, and thorough written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications


- Experience with more advanced DevSecOps practices, such as Observability, Fault Injection, DevSecOps, Blue/Green Deployments, etc.
- Experience enabling developers to deliver faster results trough DevOps practices
- Experience with Coding and Best Practices for the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
- Strong verbal and written communications skills.
- DevSecOps is about Development and Operations teams collaborating closely, so you will need these to tear some walls down

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: API Gateway APIs Application security Automation Burp Suite CI/CD Cloud Computer Science Cryptography DAST DevOps DevSecOps Java Lambda OWASP Pentesting Perl Python Ruby SAST Scala Scripting SDLC

Perks/benefits: Career development Conferences Equity Flex hours Startup environment Team events

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Country: United States
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