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Security Analytics Engineer

Security Analytics Engineer

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Company Services, Inc.
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Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
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Job Description

You have hundreds of thousands of hosts, hundreds of millions of lines of code, billions of online transactions, and one of the most visited sites on the Internet. Join a team to help secure it! At Amazon, we obsess over our customers and maintaining their trust. To earn that trust in an environment as vast and varied as Amazon’s requires the applied skills of smart security engineers and experienced, innovative security leaders willing to tackle never-before-seen challenges at dizzying scales.

As a member of the Security Analytics team for Amazon Information Security you will be joining a team of talented and energetic security professionals responsible for detecting and analyzing information security threats across Amazon and its subsidiaries.

Think you have what it takes? Keep reading.

Responsibilities of this role include:
  • Research, identify, and create new ways of applying data science for security relevant detections.
  • Work closely with partner teams to extend data capabilities, understand where automation necessary.
  • Create new, analyze existing, and improve all detection models.
  • Develop focused detections based on threat intelligence.
  • Mentor and foster data science amongst interested collaborative teams.

If you are excited about the challenges and opportunities described here and you have the background, education, and experience to excel in the tasks outlined, we’d love to talk with you further about our company, the team, and how you are uniquely qualified to join us!

Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrated use of modeling and optimization techniques tailored to meet business needs and proven achievements in practical production systems.
  • Experience handling large datasets and applying a variety of statistical tools (e.g., descriptive statistics, regressions, Factor Analysis, reliability/validity, regression, ANOVA, t-tests)
  • Experience with data manipulation and mining (e.g., joins in SQL, data warehousing, ETL)
  • Scripting and statistical software knowledge, including Python and R.
  • Technical knowledge of depth in at least one of Systems/Host, Network, or Cloud Security.
  • Strong knowledge of current security threats, trends, attacker techniques, and methods to detect and mitigate them at the host, network, application layers.
  • BS or BA in quantitative field, such as Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Security, related discipline, or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g. DNS, TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP/S, BGP and other routing protocols)
  • Explicit industry experience with data science, statistical modeling methods, and security detections.
  • Proven history of mentoring team members
  • Experience and detailed technical knowledge of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security.
  • Experience using Amazon Web Services big data technologies.
  • Experience with using data to understand the