AWS Security Engineer (Corporate Architecture and Design)

Amazon Web Services
September 22, 2022
Seattle, WA
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Job summary

AWS IT Security Corporate Architecture and Design is a high visibility team that solves security challenges at a massive scale. We are looking for Security Engineers who are ready to take on a front-line role in addressing security issues across the largest cloud provider in the world. Security issues at this scale and speed require a passion for engineering robust solutions to complex security challenges, as well as the ability to quickly design and build internal tools to address them.

AWS is looking for Security Engineers to ensure that our infrastructure operates to the highest standards required to maintain and enhance internal and external customer trust. If you enjoy analyzing, engineering, and architecting system services, custom services, COTS products, operating systems, networks, infrastructure applications, and you are skilled at investigating security issues and new threat scenarios, this position will provide you with a challenging opportunity to work alongside world-class talent in solving complex and far-reaching problems. A successful candidate will have a good mix of deep technical knowledge and a demonstrated background in Security Engineering and Architecture activities.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Work in tandem with internal Amazon and AWS service teams to improve internal and external services.

  • Respond to related security consultations and inquiries.

  • Influence service teams across Amazon to develop systems and processes with security best practices.

  • Attend internal and external training regarding security engineering and architecture.

  • Support large-scale security incident investigations, participate in or lead post-mortem analyses.

  • Design and create new service architectures along with internal and external service teams.

  • Build and Operate security-related services for internal customers.

  • Develop and mentor other security engineers.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isnt about how many hours you spend at home or at work; its about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and were building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazons culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.


  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, similar technology degrees or 8+ years equivalent technology experience.

  • Minimum of two years experience in a security engineering or architecture role.


  • A strong sense of ownership, urgency, drive, and delivery.

  • MS in Computer Science, Networking, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, similar technology degress, or 10+ years equivalent experience.

  • Proven experience with security architecture, system architecture, threat modeling, incident handling/response, reverse engineering, malware analysis, adversary methodologies, and/or threat intelligence.

  • Comprehension of cryptographic algorithms and practical usage.

  • Knowledge of Windows, Linux, iOS, JunOS, Android, and/or OS-X process and system monitoring.

  • Possess a strong understanding of common enterprise technologies.

  • Extensive knowledge of computing security issues and threat vectors.

  • Experience with AWS products and services.

  • Experience with cross-organizational collaboration and creation of remediation plans.

  • Meets/exceeds Amazons leadership principles requirements for this role

  • Meets/exceeds Amazons functional/technical depth and complexity for this role


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