Program Manager, Threat Hunting & Detection, Threat Hunting & Detection

Austin, Texas, USA

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Job summary
This role is open to alternative locations including: Austin, TX or Arlington, VA

Amazon is seeking a Program Manager (PM) to join our Threat Hunting and Detection team in our Defense, Intelligence and Response (DIR) organization.

Join the team responsible for running Amazon’s threat hunting and detection program overarching all Amazon retail businesses. The Threat Hunting and Detection team works within the Defense, Intelligence and Response (DIR) organization to hunt, build, and maintain mechanisms to detect attacker tactics, techniques and procedures, and to investigate alerts. This position will provide you with challenging opportunities, both technologically and as a leader, but will also be a great deal of fun if defending Amazon alongside a team of highly skilled individuals sounds exciting to you.

Covering a broad range of work, this role is focused on managing and advancing the Threat Hunting and Detection team’s programs, operations, and initiatives by influencing key stakeholders and partnering with teams throughout Amazon to enable the implementation of innovative security solutions and controls to improve Amazon’s security posture. You’ll be using your program and project management skills to continually improve and mature the program, manage projects to build new hunting and detection capabilities, and manage team backlogs in order to maintain and raise Amazon’s high security bar. You’ll be backed up by a team of highly-skilled security engineers, all working with a singular focus of maintaining our customer’s trust.
· You will engage with multiple stakeholders to coordinate threat detector prioritization, visibility and capability planning.
· You will assist with the outreach to security partners at the entire Amazon business scale to coordinate threat detection consultation offerings.
· You will lead the definition and reporting on relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) to track threat hunting and detection coverage and capability growth.
· You will manage our work stream backlog and grooming processes to ensure our work is aligned to customer needs.

A person in this role must show exemplary judgment in making trade-offs between short-term fixes and long-term security and business goals. They must also demonstrate resilience and navigate ambiguous situations with composure and tact. Above all else, a strong sense of customer obsession is necessary to focus on the ultimate goal of keeping Amazon and its customers secure.


Key job responsibilities
• Manage multiple, high-profile programs related to threat hunting and detection
• Lead technical program delivery across a large team focused on threat hunting and detection across Amazon
• Manage and coordinate third-party vendors and associated budgeting as needed
• Lead the effective and efficient delivery of large, complex projects
• Track metrics and delivery against program goals and implement proposals to improve program services, efficiency, and consistency
• Drive team initiatives by influencing key stakeholders and partnering with teams throughout Amazon
• Collaborate and communicate with leadership, partner teams, and service owners
• Drive internal program and process improvements
• Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities

Basic Qualifications


· 2+ years of experience in program or project management
· Experience with project delivery for large, cross functional security/technology projects
· Experience advancing security/technology initiatives across large diverse organizations
· Experience using data and metrics to drive improvements
· Experience owning program strategy, end to end delivery, and communicating results to senior leadership

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience with Information Security related domains, with knowledge of security fundamentals, intrusion detection and response, threat hunting, or red/purple teams
· Experience managing third-party vendor relationships
· Knowledge of system or security design approaches with experience influencing engineering and architectures to deliver results
· Experience with cloud service providers and their offerings, preferably AWS, and its various technologies and services

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.


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.

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