Security Engineer II , Kuiper Security Team

Bellevue, Washington, USA

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Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband network connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.


Have you wanted an opportunity to develop software for an advanced satellite broadband telecom service? The Security team owns the operational security of the constellation end-to-end. We provide the necessary infrastructure to establish secure communications and strong authentication, enabling the confidentiality for our customers and security for our constellation.

This team drives the research & development, deployment and operation of several mission-critical security systems for the Kuiper constellation end-to-end. You will work in a start-up like culture to bootstrap software systems focused on security, and help instill the security culture in the organization.

We are looking to hire a Senior Security Engineer that has experience in leading the technical conversation, making design decisions and building large-scale, complex system & security service. You will work with a diverse, multi-disciplinary security engineering team to determine the requirements and set the bar for our security best practices and systems development.

- Work with our peer teams and customers to design suitable software & security systems and interfaces to fulfill the mission needs.
- Design and develop software security systems that meet the mission criteria and requirements
- Collaborate with your fellow team members to form a strong foundation for a software & security organization in Project Kuiper
- Help on-board and mentor new team members.
- Utilize AWS and other Amazon technologies to build high-available software services
Export Control Requirement

Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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

Arlington, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Bellevue, WA, USA | Boston, MA, USA | Chicago, IL, USA | Redmond, WA, USA | San Diego, CA, USA | San Jose, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in CS, CE, or related field, or equivalent work experience
- 3+ years delivering security software in a production environment
- 2+ years experience delivering distributed software systems in Java, Rust, GoLang or C/C++
- 2+ years experience in delivering for cloud-native environments
- 2+ years experience in delivering software for Linux

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience and technical knowledge of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security
- Master's degree with a specialization in information security
- Knowledge of current security threats, trends, and mitigations
- Experience in a lead role, including guiding and mentoring other developers
- Hands-on experience with satellite communications and management software
- Experience with low-level programming and embedded systems

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.

Tags: Application security AWS C Cloud Cryptography Golang Java Linux Network security Rust

Perks/benefits: Career development Equity Startup environment

Region: North America
Country: United States
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