Global Audit Operations Manager , Security Assurance

Herndon, Virginia, USA

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At Amazon Web Services (AWS), Security is our highest priority. The AWS Security Assurance team is responsible for demonstrating the security controls of services offered by AWS. At AWS' scale, we invent new ways to provide the highest level of assurance to our most security conscious customers.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with IT audit experience to join our team. As part of the team, you will be responsible for supporting our most security-conscious customers and internal security stakeholders in the Global audit space. You will understand the key objectives and goals of our customers and auditors, understand AWS controls that strategically address these goals and objectives, and work with control owners to generate evidence that fulfills AWS compliance requirements. Additionally, you will be responsible for understanding AWS’ operational processes around controls and be able to clearly articulate and communicate to various stakeholder audiences in a variety of forms.

The successful candidate is one who loves working across many stakeholders and compliance frameworks to design solutions for complex compliance challenges. We have a team culture that encourages ownership, diversity, inclusion, and innovation. Our team members and management alike to take a high degree of ownership for their program vision and execution of ideas. Our team members balance their unique perspective with those of the diverse perspectives of the team and its stakeholders. You will directly with most divisions within AWS service to improve AWS’ ability to demonstrate assurances for our internal and external customers.

In this role, you will facilitate open and transparent relationships with AWS internal stakeholders, customers, and third-party auditors. We seek an experienced and industry professional who has the ability to understand core compliance frameworks, dive deep into IT processes, communicate to auditors, and to be able to drive innovative process changes through multiple organizations and teams.

Key job responsibilities

This position will be responsible for the following activities:
• Understand Global IT requirements and serve as a subject-matter expert around AWS security controls
• Manage and fulfill requests around evidence to illustrate the key controls that exist across the AWS environment
• Communicate to key stakeholders the operational processes around AWS security practices and how controls are implemented across the environment.
• Communicate to leadership key risks and areas of program improvement, as well as seek diverse opinions and coordinate improvement efforts.
• Fielding and addressing requests in collaboration with Global, Third-party auditors.
• Dive deep into the AWS control environment to develop broad domain and technical understanding of AWS control activities and implementation to articulate compliance to key stakeholders.
• Bridge communication with key stakeholders and AWS technical communities to articulate control implementation.
• Operate a quality rhythm of the business for managing multiple stakeholder expectations simultaneously.

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

Arlington, VA, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Mathematics, Accounting/Auditing, or other related fields
· 5+ years of experience in security, audits, customer trust, control assessments, or risk assessments.
· 3+ years of experience assessing complex technical processes

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience with monitoring and automating security controls.
· Experience in third-party, Global, and/or internal audit examinations.
· Demonstrates high judgement and risk decision making abilities.
· Have experience in performing technical assessments and documentation of network, operating systems, application security, as well as auditing IT processes, including working knowledge of key controls across a number of industry best practices
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

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 $91,800/year in our lowest geographic market up to $185,000/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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