Sr Security Engineering Manager – Alexa Security

Portland, Oregon, USA

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The Amazon Devices team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products. We have also produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Dash, and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

Are you interested in building and leading a top-notch security team responsible for Alexa Security? Do you want to solve new security challenges and build solutions at scale? If so, we have the job for you! Amazon’s Digital Security team is looking for a senior leader who will be responsible for leading, developing and taking the Alexa Security team to the next level. You will be responsible for Alexa’s overall security risk posture, while enabling the organization to deliver great and secure experiences for our customers. In this role, you will define security requirements, build processes and mechanisms that continue to raise the security bar, and develop scalable solutions that meet the business and customer needs. This role will require innovation, as well as the ability to perform security at scale.

As the leader of the Alexa Security team, you will be tasked in setting and executing the security strategic direction for Alexa Services, including Alexa Skills. You will be responsible for leading a multi-functional and geographically diverse team. You will partner with engineering teams to integrate scalable security tools and controls into everyday work for the entire organization. You will help envision, drive, and scale the programs through innovative process changes across multiple organizations and teams, engaging technical and non-technical people throughout the organization. You will partner and work across disciplines and executives including engineering, marketing, product management, legal, and business. Above all, you feel strongly about protecting customers. Your focus will be to help teams design their systems and customer experiences in a manner that upholds our high bar for customer trust.




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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Basic Qualifications


· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field or relevant work experience
· 10+ years of industry experience with hands-on security engineering experience on services
· - 10+ years managing and building teams (including coaching and mentoring)
· 10+ years of experience communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience


Preferred Qualifications

· 10+ years of risk assessment and enabling organizations making security decisions
· Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
· Experience in technical security design or advisory work in support of a highly technical environment
· Strong project management experience desired for working on cross-functional projects
· Solid technical background with some demonstrable understanding of cloud services
· Experience in performing and/or participating in technical security assessments
· Hands-on experience working successfully in a very fast-paced, results-oriented environment
· Strong bias for action with ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines
· The ideal candidate is a recognized professional and respected voice in the information security community
· MBA or Master’s degree
· Experience managing cross functional technologies and teams
· Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations and drive actions
· Experience developing security tools that work at scale
· Experience triaging security risks/vulnerabilities and ensuring that they are properly understood by the business and fixed and/or mitigated.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us//

Keyword: digitalsecurity


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