Security Engineering Manager, Security Assessments & Intake (VMR)

Seattle, WA, USA

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Amazon Vulnerability Management and Remediation (VMR) is looking for a Security Engineering Manager to join our Security Assessments & Intake 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 the Security Assessment & Intake Manager in VMR Response, you will lead a team of Security Engineers to intake security issues (CVE & NonCVEs) and perform assessments. Your team's decision will drive the remediation pace across 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
- You lead a team of Security Engineers to drive Security assessment of security vulnerabilities.
- You will be responsible for maintaining quality and scale with the growing demand through innovative strategies and automation.
- You hire the best and maintain a high bar for technical execution on your operations team.
- You maintain an operational on-call responsible for 24/7/365 support in the event of emergent critical vulnerabilities.
- You are considered a technical leader on VMR and deliver high quality products through others.
- You intake, and evaluate vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and weaknesses, assisting junior engineers.
- You engage autonomously with product and system owners to help create, build and innovate campaigns, possibly by writing code, scripts, creating detections, etc.
- Your work focuses 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.
- You fix deficiencies proactively and/or propose large projects, mindful of resources, which may require the work of VMR and other teams related by architecture.
- You are able to split work into parallel tasks performed by you and others to accomplish more.
- You may design or write code that delivers security automation.
- You have 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).

- 5+ years experience managing complex, multi-workflow, large-scale security or engineering programs.
- 3+ years managing, building, and developing security engineering or software development teams.
- 3+ years experience across information and cyber security domains, including hands-on security engineering experience.
- Ability to communicate (written/verbal) with diverse stakeholders across multiple levels and technical and non-technical domains.

- BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity or related technical degree
- Experience driving security assessment of security vulnerabilities

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.

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

New York, NY, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

- 5+ years experience managing complex, multi-workflow, large-scale security or engineering programs.

Preferred Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree

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 $136,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $232,800/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: Automation Computer Science Endpoint security Security assessment Threat intelligence Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management

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Region: North America
Country: United States
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