Security Engineer III, Secure AI Foundations, Alexa AI

Seattle, Washington, USA

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The Alexa Secure AI Foundations (SAIF) organization’s vision is to make it intuitive and efficient to build, integrate, and operate Artificial Intelligence (AI) that enforces security and privacy as foundational primitives. The mission of SAIF Security team is to safeguard Alexa customers by securing Alexa AI foundational services that empower Data Scientists, Data Analysts, and Product Owners in the broader Alexa organization. We support multiple Amazon business units across the company applying ML in a collection of domains including: speech recognition, language understanding, intelligent decisions, object detection, and additional applications in both audio processing and computer vision.

We are looking for a Senior Security Engineer to 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 deep technical expertise to root out problems that others would miss. Your expertise will also be leveraged to identify innovate solutions that raise the bar for the industry. The teams building the solutions will also depend on you to establish the security bar.

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

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
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