Prototype Security Beta Security Specialist

Austin, Texas, USA

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Amazon Corporate Security’s (ACS) Prototype Security team is searching for a Beta Security Specialist who is able to work as a team to provide support to Amazon’s prototype device trials teams. This position will provide IP Protection guidance to teams that conduct pre-release consumer electronic device beta testing. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

This role will have a global reach to ensure consistent IP Protection & confidentiality programs are provided and implemented to prototype testing projects. In this position, the Prototype Security Beta Security Specialist will have regular engagement with program teams to create and foster an engagement model to minimize disclosure and ensure confidentiality of prototype devices. To be successful in this position, the Prototype Security Beta Security Specialist must have the ability to learn Amazon’s prototype testing process and build strong relationships with key business teams, develop and innovate solutions to enable automation of manual data entry processes, and have a solid understanding of data collection methods and metrics analysis to leverage data collected to inform programmatic needs and policy direction.

This position will report to the Amazon Corporate Security, Beta Security Program Manager.

Job Responsibilities include:

· Performs Beta trial risk evaluations to provide program stakeholders with an IP Protection executive summary, highlighting overall risks and threats to the beta test being conducted.
· Facilitate discussion and implementation of security strategy among project stakeholders across the stakeholder groups.
· Communicate, internally and externally, Prototype Security guidance and ensure that guidance is properly implemented.
· Serve as a subject matter security expert to internal business stakeholders on IP Protection, confidentiality, and prototype testing stages of product development.
· Work cross functionally with peers in Legal, Hardware, Supply Chain Ops, Trade & Compliance, EHS, and Security to establish scalable Prototype Security standards.
· Represent Prototype Security and provide IP risk guidance in critical business review, core team, and all hands meetings.
· Work collaboratively with team members to determine strategic direction for the larger Prototype Security team.
· Conduct site security audits at 3rd party partner sites (as assigned), key distribution or supply chain partners and tracking to closure of any associated action items.
· Respond to crisis, emergency and/or disaster recovery issues that have impact on prototype development.
· Support Business Continuity planning and process implementation for product teams and Prototype Security team.
· Assist in the development of Prototype Security awareness materials to include online training modules, and be willing to deploy and conduct in person training sessions, employee outreach events, educational posters and handout material.
· Assist in the development, drafting and publication of policies and standards related to the global prototype security program.

A successful person in this role will have:
· Risk assessment/investigation skills
· Security Awareness
· Intellectual Property Protection working knowledge or expertise
· Experience of having worked within a Research and Development environment.
· Experience managing a global team and worldwide programs
· Well versed in the use of Microsoft Office tools

Basic Qualifications

· 2+ years experience in performing risk assessments and developing risk summary reports
· Domestic and international travel may be required (20-30% of time)

Preferred Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Intelligence, Security Management, Business Administration, or related security industry degree
· Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher certification
· Knowledge of product testing process
· Corporate experience in IP Protection, supply chain security, privacy protection, and field test engineering
· Demonstrated maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, analytical skills, and leadership skills
· Well versed in the use of Microsoft Office tools
· Effective written and oral communication with multiple levels of leadership involving both business and technical sides of the business
· Understanding of statistics and how data is used to inform policies and procedures
· Experience supporting a global program
· Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
· Ability to dive deep into issues and do the work yourself if additional staffing is not available
· CPP, CISM, or PMP Certification

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

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