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Security Assurance PCI Specialist Manager

Security Assurance PCI Specialist Manager

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking an experienced, self-motivated technical program manager to lead our PCI compliance program. This candidate will be an innovative and forward thinking individual who possess in depth knowledge of the Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS), and is a strong leader who can manage compliance across our global business environment.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to additionally drive execution of highly visible projects having a direct impact to our business and industry. This includes working directly with product, infrastructure and technical teams across the business, as well as critical external stakeholders. This individual must balance strategic thinking with tactical, detailed execution, while working through ambiguous problems, identifying and defining micro and macro level challenges and supporting the organization through these changes.

Key Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for the following activities:
- Executes a comprehensive PCI audit program which educates infrastructure and technical teams, as well as internal/external stakeholders.
- Defines the PCI program strategy.
- Manages changes to the control environment.
- Develops a working knowledge of the operational processes and controls in place that support all compliance programs.
- Defines, develops, and tracks strategic and tactical projects to ensure process improvement and control implementation projects. This includes the resolution of audit findings and the execution of projects originated from internal assessments.
- Provides end-to-end leadership on how to effectively improve compliance with regulatory, industry and contractual obligations, as well as information security policies and practices as they related to PCI and all other compliance frameworks.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Mathematics, Accounting/Auditing, or other related fields.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in security or compliance consulting or advisory work.
  • Direct experience in performing and/or participating in technical assessments in direct support of PCI.
  • Experience in implementing the PCI Data Security Standard.
  • Knowledge of technology and payment industry trends, industry participants and leaders.
  • Strong project management skills with proven track record for delivering results.
  • Strong technical background with network and web security.
  • Proven professional experience and current expertise in emerging channels, web based services, payments and/or mobile services for electronic product lines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations. Experience working successfully in a very fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Have a record of delivery of IT process improvement projects with technology processes and/or major tech companies. Experience with IT process consulting is a plus.
  • Have experience in generating automated metrics to measure IT process effectiveness and consistency.
  • Have a clear understanding of cloud computing services/deployment architecture.
  • Have experience in performing technical assessments and audits of network, operating systems, application security, as well as auditing IT processes. Experience in IT program or project management, IT auditing, and/or control framework development and implementation is also a plus.
  • Experience defining certification roadmaps based on customer requirements, compliance documentation, and ensuring that committed assessments are delivered on schedule.
  • Experience with monitoring and automating security controls.
  • Certification in QSA, ISA, CISSP, CISA, or other relevant qualifying certifications.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Please email Pedro Garcia ( for more information.

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