We are looking for a Penetration Testing Engineer who has a strong
passion for security-at-scale. You will be on a team responsible for the
delivery of continuous assessments. You will be asked to solve complex
technology problems, build tools to automate your way out of manual
efforts, and influence the way Amazon services respond to and mitigate
Amazon 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
We are looking for a Security Engineer to help
ensure our services, applications, and websites are designed and
implemented to the highest security standards. You will be responsible
for web application, network, and operations penetration testing. You
will be responsible for automating repetitive tasks. You will be
responsible for influencing Amazon services through the creation of
threat mitigation plans. You will work directly with internal teams to
solve challenging software problems.
You must produce results in
the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge, and foster constructive
dialogue and drive resolution when faced with disagreement. You are
considered a technical leader on your team. You work efficiently and
routinely deliver the right things with limited guidance. Your work
focuses on ambiguous problem areas in existing or new hardware and
software initiatives. You take a long term view of your team’s processes
& software, understanding how it fits into the business. You
proactively fix architectural deficiencies and/or propose larger project
scopes, which may require the work of a team. You split that work into
parallel tasks that can be performed by you and others and then
Amazon’s Leadership Principles of
“Dive Deep”, “Earn Trust”, “Deliver Results”, and “Invent and Simplify”
will be called upon daily. A successful candidate will need a
combination of troubleshooting, technical, and communication skills, as
well as the ability to handle a mix of complex decisions.
to the design, implementation, and execution of security review and
test methodologies for the recurring and holistic testing of a critical
group of our production services. Ensure remediation of risks by
partnering with service teams.
- Perform design review, threat
modelling, security review, penetration testing, and red teaming on
production systems for our services.
- Scope and perform
penetration testing & vulnerability research of complex proprietary
software and hardware for our services.
- Work closely with the
Amazon Security teams to develop large scale, cutting edge, testing,
monitoring, remediation, and analytics solutions.
- Work closely
with other internal development teams across Amazon Security to create
comprehensive security tooling and functional improvements at scale.
- Demonstrate “exceptional” judgment, integrity, business acumen, and communication skills.
- Prepare and present detailed, written technical information for internal and external audiences.
team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy
balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your
happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many
hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a
flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced
life—both in and outside of work.
Our team is dedicated to
supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and
tenures, and we’re 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 engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in
Here at Amazon, 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.
Amazon’s 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.