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Sr. Security Engineer - AWS

Sr. Security Engineer - AWS

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Job Description

Help us protect not only the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing environment but all of our customers as well! Since 2006, our great team at AWS has been enabling our customers to bring great ideas to life in ways that aren’t possible in traditional IT environments. With AWS you can flexibly harness compute, storage, security, and other services from across the globe as your business demands them.

AWS Security is on the cutting edge of many security issues for a wide variety of platforms and technologies including cloud services, Internet of things (IoT), identity and access management, mobile devices, virtualization and custom hardware, all operating at massive scale. Similarly, our highly collaborative team is committed to each team member’s growth as our business grows.

AWS Security is looking for a Security Engineer, specializing in hardware and supply-chain security, to help ensure infrastructure supporting highly scaled-out AWS services is designed and implemented to the highest security standards. You will be responsible for analyzing low-level platform software such as kernel and hypervisor, firmware, and hardware designs for security issues and addressing them. This position will provide you with a challenging opportunity to drive the security of the cutting-edge technology underlying the AWS cloud computing services.
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. You are also expected to mentor more junior engineers and be a security thought leader for the organization.

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.

* Hardware security reviews
* Design of secure infrastructure components
* Manual and automated security testing
* Projects and research work as needed
* Security training and outreach to internal teams
* Security guidance documentation
* Security automation tool development

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with any combination of the following: low-level programing in C and assembly, Linux kernel programming, virtualization security, x86 and/or ARM architectures familiarity, good understanding of firmware such as UEFI BIOS. Intermediate knowledge and understanding of security engineering, system and network security, security protocols, or cryptography

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with programming in assembly, C, Python and related low-level languages
  • Working knowledge of Linux, hypervisors and/or firmware such as UEFI BIOS, peripheral device firmware.
  • Knowledge of x86/ARM hardware platform architecture
  • Reversing and analyzing x86 and/or ARM binaries
  • Hands-on experience configuring x86/ARM hardware platforms is a plus
  • An understanding of security protocols (such as, TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
  • 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

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