Penetration Testing Manager

1 month agoSeattle, WA


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.

We are looking for a Penetration Testing Manager to lead our penetration testing team and help validate that our services, applications, and websites are secured against the latest threats. You will be responsible for managing a team of security engineers and third party vendors conducting penetration tests, evolving the security assurance process, manage third party vendors, and creating metrics to demonstrate your team's performance. You will help set the direction for a team of security professionals that is responsible for all AWS products and services. This role combines long term strategic planning to raise the bar on security across the enterprise with the excitement and challenge of quickly reacting to new threat scenarios.

As a security engineering manager at Amazon, you will be expected to speak authoritatively on behalf of your team and your technical knowledge should demonstrate both depth and breadth. You will be responsible for your team's organizational structure and how that team works within the context of the larger AWS Security team. Leveraging the strengths of individual team members, delegating tasks appropriately and managing delivery of long term projects will all be critical tasks for this role. A Technical Manager III has deep knowledge in their domain and is a sought after thought leader across the organization. They have both management and technical expertise and actively participate in the organization's planning processes.

Managers in this role must define metrics to quickly and accurately present the team's performance and variance against its goals. They must also participate in and/or coordinate segments of cross-AWS initiatives, communicating status and results effectively across the division. A Technical Manager III is expected to seek out stretch assignments for your current team and foster their professional career development.

Team management, growth, and organization
Professional development of team members
Project management
Metrics and projections
Driving security initiatives
Process Improvement

Our 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 lifeboth 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 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. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Please note this position is open to multiple locations: New York, NY Boston, MA Seattle, WA - Vancouver, BC Canada - Herndon, VA Arlington, VA Baltimore, MD San Luis Obispo, CA San Diego, CA - Austin, TX - Atlanta, GA


* BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 5 years of experience directly managing a team of at least five engineers
5+ years of working knowledge and understanding of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security


* Experience driving large, cross-organization initiatives
Experience managing communication with geographically distributed teams
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially experience with executive-level communications
Skilled at explaining complex technical issues in terms understandable by the business
Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
Ability to make concrete progress in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge (avoid "analysis paralysis")
Experience with multiple programming languages (such as, Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
Experience with vulnerability risk and impact assessment
Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
Experience providing training and mentorship
Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Please reach out to AWS Recruiter, Robert Cahill (@cahirobe) for more information.

Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit


Job ID: Amazon-1335848