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AWS Security Compliance Architect - Public Sector

AWS Security Compliance Architect - Public Sector

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is rapidly expanding its presence in across the public sector, enabling government, education, and nonprofit customers deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across their organizations. AWS is looking for independent, passionate, and deeply experienced security assurance & compliance professionals to provide thought leadership in assisting our partners and public sector customers to move their sensitive workloads and heavily regulated data into the cloud by addressing their specific security, regulatory, and compliance requirements. This candidate should be a technically experienced and innovative security/compliance professional who has the ability to handle a wide range of compliance requirements and can translate those requirements into applications for cloud computing. This Compliance Architect will directly partner with our AWS partners, government institutions, regulatory bodies, and customer agencies in adapting their control framework to successfully move their IT to the AWS cloud environment.

This key position requires specialized experience supporting public sector compliance efforts and will have high visibility at the most senior levels of government agencies, institutions, and AWS including frequent interaction with CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, their staffs, and AWS senior leadership. The position, as part of the AWS Security Assurance team, will act as the primary Security Assurance interface for the internal and external public sector community. The candidate will already have and continue to foster key relationships, be able to interpret the impacts of policy changes, and track and report on industry trends.

- Participate in government, nonprofit, education compliance assessment and authorization relevant discussions with AWS teams. This includes synthesizing control requirements, and recommending and pursuing alternative approaches assisting customers in developing compliance roadmaps.
- Develop industry leading compliance related, customer-facing resources based on projected customer needs and current demand.
- Assist the AWS Security Assurance team in determining the strategic direction of the various AWS compliance programs based on customer interaction and demonstrative metrics.
- Be and remain connected with industry trends and events. Develop and maintain personal relationships with key government industry personnel and policy makers.
- Assist work of internal and external auditors or advisors as needed.
Keep the AWS Security Assurance leadership team fully informed of customer engagement status, issues, and activities.

Basic Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or other related business fields
- 5+ years of experience in FISMA, DOD, CJIS, ITAR, FERPA compliance
- 5+ years of performing security assessments and analytical decision making with written/verbal communication experience at the executive level
- 5+ years of experience of leading government security authorizations (ATOs) and continuous monitoring reporting (POAMs)
- 5+ years of personal, hands-on experience in developing compliance, regulatory, documentation with a high level of independence (e.g SSP, SAP, SAR, POAMs, PIA, PTA)
- 5+ years proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with a high level of independence in using these resources to communicate effectively.
- 5 + years of experience in working directly with senior corporate/government officials and/or auditors

Travel may be required for this role, up to 20%.

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity with technical assessments and audit methodologies for technical systems (network, operating systems, application security) as well as IT auditing processes
- Familiarity with cloud computing services/deployment architecture
- Demonstration of innovative compliance approaches in non-traditional IT environments (cloud)
- Experience and proficiency in public speaking
- Deep understanding of IT regulations specific to Outsourcing and experience interpreting law, policy and/or regulation.
- Proficient in defining compliance roadmaps based on customer requirements, compliance documentation, and ensuring that committed assessments are delivered on schedule
- Intermediate or better level of knowledge of certification requirements for cloud products/services, such as DOD SRG, FedRAMP, FISMA, ISO.
- Strong ability to think critically and be responsive to time sensitive requests.

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

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