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Security Engineer - Threat Intelligence

Security Engineer - Threat Intelligence

Job ID 
556406
Location 
US-VA-Herndon
Posted Date 
9/19/2017
Company 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Members of Amazon Web Service’s Threat Intel Group are the forward operators and observers for AWS Security. They quickly and discretely deploy capabilities or personnel to clearly identify, expertly assess, reliably report, and actively thwart emergent and current threats to our customers, our infrastructure, or our business.

The successful candidate will be required to analyze malware to generate actionable intelligence and insight into current threats. A deep understanding of and appreciation for operating systems internals, particularly Linux, will be an asset. We value broad and deep technical knowledge, specifically in the fields of network security and incident response.

Key responsibilities include:
· Perform deep dive analysis of malicious artifacts
· Analyze large and unstructured data sets to identify trends and anomalies indicative of malicious activities
· Build security utilities and tools for internal use that enable you and your fellow Security Engineers to operate at high speed and broad scale.
· Provide situational awareness on the current threat landscape and the techniques, tactics and procedures associated with specific threats.
· Pursue actionable intelligence on current threats as they relate to AWS
· Periodic on-call responsibilities


Basic Qualifications


· BS degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering, or 5+ years’ equivalent technology experience
· 5 years’ experience with focus in areas such as systems, network, and/or application security
· Strong knowledge of web protocols and an in-depth knowledge of Linux/Unix tools and architecture
· Experience building automated tools in C, C++, Java, Python, Perl, and/or Ruby



1. Applicant selected may be subject to a USG Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and if required, must meet eligibility standards for access to classified national security information (TS/SCI eligible with Polygraph)

2. This position requires the applicant selected to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) eligibility and access. A US Government administered polygraph examination will be required. TS/SCI eligibility is not required to start; however, the applicant selected will be subject to a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified national security information. Applicants with a current SSBI, SBPR, or PPR, may be eligible for crossover in accordance with ICPG 704.4.

3. (Variant) Pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. citizenship status and the applicant selected must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) eligibility and access. A U.S. Government administered polygraph examination will be required. The applicant selected must possess a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) that is eligible for crossover as defined in ICPG 704.4.

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Preferred Qualifications

MS degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering, or 8+ years’ equivalent technology experience
· Excellent written and oral communication skills
· Experience with malware analysis tools such as IDAPro, Ollydbg and Windbg
· Experience with virtualization technologies, familiarity with AWS services is highly valued in particular
· Experience in Threat Intelligence research and analysis


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