Principal Industry Specialist, AWS Identity
- Herndon, VA
AWS has the most services and more features within those services, than any other cloud providerfrom infrastructure technologies like compute, storage, and databasesto emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things. AWS Platform is the glue that holds the AWS ecosystem together. Whether its Identity features such as access management and sign on, cryptography, console, builder & developer tools, and even projects like automating all of our contractual billing systems, AWS Platform is always innovating with the customer in mind. The AWS Platform team sustains over 750 million transactions per second.
The days of corporate firewalls being the most prominent component of a strong information security defense are long gone. Industry trends including mobile, IoT, SaaS applications, and cloud computing are driving the need for new zero trust architectures that put digital identity as the cornerstone of modern digital security. We enable our customers to control and secure the most sensitive data on the internet by building some of the largest and most complex distributed systems in the world, and we need passionate engineering leaders to work with us on this new initiative! We provide products built on industry standard protocols such as OIDC, SAML, WebAuthN and zero-knowledge proof protocols. We support ALL AWS services in ALL AWS regions around the world, and 100% of AWS customers use our services. We take our responsibility for securely enforcing access control for AWS customers as our absolute top priority.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to drive mission critical projects, and work directly with top-tier companies & developers to help shape the future of Identity Management at AWS.
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• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field• Broad subject matter expertise in Identity and Access Management
• 5+ years of experience as company representative in standardization bodies
• 5+ years of software development experience
• A track record of partnering effectively with executive leadership to make complex engineering trade-offs
• Demonstrated ability to design, deliver, and operate a complex distributed system
• A demonstrated track record of providing technical leadership to software development organizations
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