Security Engineer

Seattle, WA

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Revenue Ops (WWRO) mission is to enable the AWS field organization to be the most efficient and effective in the world. We are building a security team to protect not only the WWRO computing environment that supports that mission, but our customers as well!
 WWRO Security is on the cutting edge of security for a wide variety of platforms and technologies including cloud services, identity and access management, third-parties, and analytics, all operating at massive scale. Similarly, our highly collaborative team is committed to each team member’s growth as our business grows.
 WWRO Security is looking for a Security Engineer to design security controls and help validate that our services, applications, data stores. third-parties, and emerging technologies are designed and implemented to the highest security standards. You will be responsible for analyzing the security of applications and services, discovering and addressing security issues, building security automation, and decisively taking action to mitigate emerging threats throughout a full secure development life-cycle (SDLC).
 This role will provide career growth opportunities as you gain new security skills in the course of your work. Security engineers in WWRO have an opportunity to experiment, learn, build tools, and work with teams building new technology and services at massive scale. Security engineers at all levels have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by those who are building and securing our cutting-edge services. A security engineer is also expected to be a mentor for others and be a trusted security advisor within the organization.
 A security engineer at Amazon is expected to have technical expertise in multiple domains and provide significant contributions to the WWRO Security team and to multiple groups throughout Amazon. Security engineers are expected to develop elegant solutions to complex security risk problems and apply appropriate technologies while following security engineering best practices. This role requires a security engineer that can be recognized as an expert within WWRO Security and by teams throughout AWS on at least one knowledge domain, while being able to apply security engineering best practices in several technical areas.
 A security engineer must demonstrate strong Amazon leadership principles. This role requires the ability to foster constructive dialogue and seek resolution when confronted with differing opinions on security risks. Engineers in this role are expected to constantly seek opportunities for process improvement.
 A successful candidate will need a combination of troubleshooting, technical, and communication skills. A WWRO Security engineer must have the ability to take ownership and deliver on multiple objectives which may include project and software development work.
 Your Responsibilities Will Include

  • Security reviews for new and existing products, technologies, services, and business processes
  • Secure design, architecture, and implementation consultations
  • Secure development life-cycle (SDLC) practices including threat modeling and security testing
  • Creating security guidance and documentation
  • Developing security tools and automation
  • Developing and delivering security training and outreach to internal development and business teams
  • Developing and improving metrics that drive desired behavior and security outcomes
  • Support for mentoring, team building and recruiting activitiesOur 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 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

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