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Application Security Engineer - AWS - Seattle, WA

Application Security Engineer - AWS - Seattle, WA

Job ID 
442104
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
6/28/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Since early 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has provided companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services thereby gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services as your business demands them. AWS customers can take advantage of Amazon.com’s global computing infrastructure which is the backbone of Amazon.com’s multi-billion dollar retail business. AWS provides scalable, reliable, and secure distributed computing infrastructure that has been honed for over a decade. For more information on Amazon Web Services please visit: http://aws.amazon.com/

The AWS IT Security team is responsible for the security and availability of all cloud and mobile products and services offered by AWS. This includes cloud services such as EC2 and S3 as well as consumer offerings like Amazon Appstore and Cloud Drive. Our team works with development teams to design and build secure solutions, participate in and coordinate penetration testing activities, and generally solve security challenges at massive scale.

AWS Security is looking for an Application Security Engineer to help ensure that our services, applications, and websites 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 and quickly reacting to new threat scenarios. This position will provide you with a challenging opportunity.

A Security Engineer at Amazon is expected to be strong in multiple domains and provide significant contributions to the AWS IT Security team and to multiple groups throughout Amazon. Security engineers are expected to develop elegant solutions to complex business problems and apply appropriate technologies while following security engineering best practices.

A Security Engineer must 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 IT Security team's 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 (both within AWS IT Security and by groups throughout Amazon), while having an understanding of the application of Information Security in a broad range of technical areas.

A successful candidate 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.

Responsibilities:
* Application security reviews
* Mobile security reviews
* Secure architecture design
* Threat modeling
* Projects and research work as needed
* Security training and outreach to internal development teams
* Security guidance documentation
* Security tool development
* Security metrics delivery and improvements
* Assistance with recruiting activities and administrative work

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with any combination of the following: threat modeling experience, secure coding, identity management and authentication, software development, cryptography, system administration and network security.
  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or application security.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience implementing security solutions at the business division level
  • An understanding of network and web related protocols (such as, TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
  • An understanding of web services
  • Experience with multiple programming languages (such as, Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable teamwork skills and resourcefulness
  • Possess self-drive to keep moving things forward even in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge (avoid “analysis paralysis”)
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills



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