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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    IT and Computer Science
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
    1 - 3 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Zuid Holland
    • Date Posted
      January 11, 2017

    Security Engineer

    You have hundreds of thousands of hosts, hundreds of millions of lines of code, billions of online transactions, and one of the most visited sites on the Internet. Now go secure it. At Amazon, we obsess over our customers, and ensuring our customers’ trust is our first priority. To earn that trust in an environment as vast and varied as Amazon’s and an online world where threats grow ever more sophisticated requires building a world−class Information Security team to tackle never−before−seen challenges at dizzying scales. You will not just be using cutting−edge technologies here in Amazon; you will be inventing them.

    Amazon.com is looking for expert Security Engineers to ensure that our infrastructure is designed and implemented to the high standards required to maintain and enhance customer trust. If you enjoy analyzing networks, system services, operating systems and applications from a security perspective, and you are skilled at discovering security issues that appear under new threat scenarios, this position will provide you with a challenging opportunity. You will participate in the design, build and deployment of security−focused infrastructure as well as provide consultation, architectural review, risk analysis, vulnerability testing, and security reviews of many elements of Amazon’s systems.

    Responsibilities of this role include:

    • Evaluate, architect, implement, and support security−focused tools and services at Amazon’s global scale
    • Lead information security engineering projects
    • Advise and consult with internal customers on risk assessment, threat modelling, and vulnerability remediation
    • Evangelize security within Amazon.com and be an advocate for customer trust
    • Leverage your strong teamwork skills as you and your team−mates engage with other engineering and operations teams spanning the entire technology stack − endpoints, networks, databases, and applications − to engineer and deploy cutting−edge defensive solutions to modern threats
    • Use your solid understanding of authentication protocols, core network and system security principles along with your up−to−date understanding of modern attack patterns and methods to drive security into tools used by Amazonians every day
    • Data−driven decisions are important to Amazon. You will draw heavily on your experience collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data from a variety of sources to create compelling written and verbal communications

    If you are excited about the challenges and opportunities described here and you have the background, education, and experience to excel in the tasks outlined, we’d love to talk with you further about our company, the team, and how you are uniquely qualified to join us!

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
    • At least two years of experience in system and/or network security engineering
    • Highly technical and hands−on
    • Consistent track record designing and delivering enterprise−level security solutions, both commercial and home−grown
    • Strong knowledge of current security threats, trends, and mitigations
    • Demonstrable knowledge of securing Windows/Linux/MacOS in the enterprise, network security, and security protocols
    • Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP/S, BGP and other routing protocols)
    • Strong coding skills in multiple common languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Ruby, shell scripting, PowerShell)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent leadership, teamwork, and collaboration skills
    • Results−oriented, high energy, self−motivated

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Four or more years of experience in systems security, network security, penetration testing, incident response, or systems/network engineering
    • Proficiency in Java, C, C++ or Python
    • Experience with threat modelling and other risk identification techniques


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