Security Engineer

Bellevue, Washington, USA

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The Amazon Alexa team focuses on bringing user-delighting, voice-activated experiences to Amazon customers. The mission of the Alexa Cloud Secure Solutions team is to safeguard Alexa customers by developing world class, innovative solutions for the biggest security challenges. These challenges span the capabilities Alexa supports from communications to smart home to shopping to integration with financial institutions. They also include the core Alexa functionality (e.g., machine learning).

A day in the life
We are looking for a Security Engineer to help ensure the Alexa security challenges are properly understood and prioritized. You will be working with other product and security teams to identify problems for your larger team to solve. You will provide the technical expertise to root out problems that others would miss. You will also participate in and provide input on innovate solutions that raise the bar for the industry. The teams building the solutions will also seek your input to help ensure their solutions are secure.

About the hiring group
We are passionate problem solvers with deep security expertise. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team! You will partner with world-class technical leaders, security experts, developers, business teams, scientists and data analysts across the organization, spanning a wide range of disciplines.

Job responsibilities
In this role you will:
· Create strategies for creative techniques to identify security challenges and needs
· Work closely with security engineers and product teams to execute on the strategies.
· Provide deep technical expertise to help ensure comprehensive results
· Prioritize issues to maximize the impact of the team
· Provide guidance on innovative solution options
· Mentor junior members on the team
· Set the bar for acceptable solutions to security challenges
· Help produce write-ups for executive leadership on the strategies, findings, and solutions

The ideal candidate is a creative security expert with innovative analytical abilities and judgment. This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of relevant work experience in security disciplines. The ideal candidate will also have experience contributing to solutions to security problems and working on complex security projects.

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

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or scientic discipline, or equivalent experience
· 5+ years working on software products related to information security, data privacy, or regulatory compliance.
· Deep understanding of security vulnerabilities and mitigations
· Ability to model threats and risks for a large, complex system
· Advanced knowledge and understanding of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or application security

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience developing software solutions
· Track record of success with communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience
· Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
· Experience working directly with machine learning technologies
· Ideal candidates must be innovative, creative, flexible and self-motivated, with the ability to design and write high-performance, reliable, and maintainable code
· Experience securing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
· Most of all: enthusiasm, creativity, and inventiveness! You will be asked to find new ways to solve challenging problems every day

Job region(s): North America
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