Each day, hundreds of thousands of developers make billions of transactions worldwide on our cloud. They harness the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable innovative applications, websites, and businesses. The AWS Security team owns security for all of these services offered by AWS, including EC2, S3, and many others. Our team works with the many AWS teams to solve security challenges at massive scale. We enable the trust by building services that meet the security goals of our customers, from compliance to analysis. We dive deep into security technologies such as new authentication systems, hardware security components, cryptography, system hardening, and massive-scale audit analysis.

Our team participate in the creation of services that continuously scan, identify, and report on potential security threats for AWS. We deal with immense quantities of data from millions of sources to monitor and support hundreds of AWS teams keep their services secure. If you have a passion for data analytics, building systems of systems, and security we’d love to hear from you.

We are looking for highly intelligent software and systems professionals to join us and help us continue to raise the security bar for cloud computing. You should be somebody who enjoys working on complex system software, is customer-centric, and feels strongly about delivering results. You should be passionate about solving security hurdles in innovative ways. We do not desire to simply produce good software here at AWS Security… we want to produce disruptive, history changing innovations.

Amazon has a fast-paced environment where we “Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History.” A typical day on our team involves working with users to design new security features, prototyping and demonstrating features to your users, deploying software through our large automated systems, and operationally supporting your newly deployed software. You are looking for radical new approaches to automate fixes for operational issues. You get use AWS services to solve design problems. You get to interact with AWS teams to integrate your application with theirs.

You’ll be part of a truly innovative team in a fast-paced environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up. This is an opportunity to operate and engineer systems on a massive scale, and to gain top-notch experience in cloud computing. You’ll be surrounded by people who are smart, passionate about cloud computing, and believe that world class service is critical to customer success.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field;
• 8 + years of experience building successful production software systems •
• 8 + years of experience working with professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, automated testing, deployment, operations and maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s in Computer Science
• In-depth knowledge of Linux/Unix tools and architecture
• Strong knowledge of web, security, and networking protocols
• Experience with security tools such as intrusion detection, log analysis, and network scanning.
• Breadth of experience covering the “stack ” of web servers through to back-end analysis and storage systems
• Highly proficient in design and analysis of algorithms and data structures
• Strong understanding of object-oriented design and implementation experience
• Experience with web-based applications and/or web services-based applications at massive scale
• 1+ years of experience architecting distributed big data solutions on AWS
• A person that thrives and succeeds in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast
• Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
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