Senior Embedded Applications Security Engineer

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Help us protect customers at the forefront of edge computer vision and machine learning solutions with this opportunity to work with the AWS AI Panorama teams delivering secure custom hardware and software that runs both in the cloud and at customer premises.

We are looking for a technically deep Senior Security Engineer to help secure our edge machine learning platforms across OS kernels, virtualization, GPU security, device emulation, firmware and hardware. You will be responsible for designing secure by default solutions, advanced threat modeling and security regression planning. Additionally you will help design and implement secure software development practices across the teams along with tooling that raises the bar on the security of software integrated from third parties or developed in house.

As the guardian of security within AWS Panorama, you will liaise closely with both internal AWS security engineers and external security vendors and may perform Penetration testing & vulnerability research in addition to driving security reviews to a successful conclusion.

The successful candidate must be comfortable diving into complex engineering discussions, and leveraging deep security expertise to ensure proper risk assessment and threat analysis is performed. You will provide crystal-clear technical direction and risk mitigation guidance for diverse engineering and business leaders at all levels.

By applying your hard-earned years of practical security engineering expertise in projects related to enterprise networking, hardware-rooted security, operating system hardening, and cloud-scale administrative infrastructure, you will literally shape the future of the AWS AI edge computing solutions. Security engineers are expected to develop elegant solutions to complex business problems and apply appropriate technologies while following security engineering best practices. You are also expected to mentor more junior engineers and be a security thought leader for the organization.

You should foster constructive dialogue and seek resolution when confronted with discordant views. Engineers in this role are expected to participate fully in the planning of the AWS Panorama teams’ work and constantly seek opportunities for process improvement. They should also have a deep understanding of at least one specialty for which they are a sought out resource, while having an understanding of the application of information security in a broad range of technical areas.

You will need a combination of troubleshooting, technical, and communication skills, as well as the ability to handle a mix of disparate tasks which may include project and software development work. This role will provide career growth opportunities as you gain new security skills in the course of your duties.

· Security design reviews for hardware and embedded software components that interact with cloud services
· Penetration testing & vulnerability research
- Reviewing security test case coverage and methodology
· Threat modeling
· Security training and promotion of secure software development processes within AWS AI
· Security guidance documentation

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

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 engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Here at AWS, 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 we 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.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Software Engineer, Security, or others) OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
· Minimum of 7 years of professional experience with any combination of at least 2 technical disciplines, including the following: cloud security, network security, application security, mobile security, secure development methodologies, software development and coding, identity management, authentication and authorization, network architecture, system administration, and systems engineering

Preferred Qualifications

· Professional experience with applied cryptography
· Professional experience building or reviewing threat models
· Professional experience conducting security assessments, including penetration testing
· Ability to lead through influence within a secure development life-cycle for multiple products and technologies, meeting customer expectations for security
· Experience implementing security solutions that resolve security and business risk trade-offs
· An understanding of networking and communication protocols (such as TCP/IP, UDP, SSL/TLS, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, BGP)
· An understanding of cryptography, web service frameworks, mobile application architectures, and service architectures (such as event-driven, service-oriented, or serverless architectures)
· Familiarity with reverse engineering or vulnerability research
· Familiarity with physical, infrastructure, or hardware security
· Experience with one or more programming languages (such as Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl) for the purpose of code review
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Ability to communicate deep technical issues in terms of business risk with non-experts and senior leaders
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