Principal Technical Program Manager - AWS Security

2 days agoArlington, VA


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The AWS Security team is responsible for the security and availability of all cloud and mobile products and services offered by AWS. This includes cloud services such as EC2 and S3 as well as consumer offerings like Amazon Appstore and Cloud Drive. Our team works with development teams to design and build secure solutions, participate in and coordinate penetration testing activities, and generally solve security challenges at massive scale.

AWS Security is looking for a Principal Technical Program Manager (TPM) to help ensure that our brand, products, services, applications, and websites are designed and implemented to the highest security standards. You will be responsible for designing, planning and executing a highly scalable process to bake in durable security controls in AWS products and services. This process will enable security engineers in AWS Security to analyze the security of applications and services, discover and address security issues and quickly react to new threat scenarios. This position will provide you with a challenging opportunity.

You will work with cutting edge technology as a part of the AWS Proactive Security team, helping AWS services launch securely and delight their customers. You should have strong problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, an understanding of modern Internet threats, the ability to influence people from customers to managers by creating a win-win solutions, and the desire to be an individual contributor to securing Amazon's next generation technology. Joining the Amazon Web Services Proactive Security team provides the unique challenge and opportunity to build and review systems at the cutting edge of the cloud to identify threats against AWS and our customers. You will draw upon exemplary technical architecture skills, application security knowledge, project management, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and a passion for securing interconnected software systems. You should be open to new challenges, extremely good at multi-tasking, innovative, creative, self-directed and a great team player. You will drive continuous process improvement, and collaborate effectively with aggressive cross-functional business and software development teams to solve problems and implement new solutions. You will interact with a broad cross section of the Amazon organization spanning a wide range of technologies and engaging with external vendors and internal teams. In Amazon Web Services, Technical Program Managers juggle multiple projects with tight timeframes and deadlines.
You must be able to:
Work independently in ambiguous situations
Communicate effective across Leadership teams and drive risk reduction
Work with multiple engineering teams to to improve the efficiency and efficacy of the Application Security Reviews and Security Testing done by engineering teams, and cutting edge automation to identify risks
Provide advice and consultancy to internal customers on risk assessment, threat modeling and fixing vulnerabilities.
Define information security controls and patterns that support risk assessments and support the development of secure architectures. This will involve understanding service interdependencies and driving towards secure technical solutions for multi-tiered systems.
Collaborate with engineering teams to drive the product roadmaps, by providing security requirements that help to map security controls / patterns to product features.
Address bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
Partner with multiple teams across multiple locations with varying sets of priorities to ensure a timely delivery of the secure solution.
Clarify and drive project commitments as well as establish and maintain clear chains of accountability.
Lead internal process improvement projects, including the development and implementation of internal tools.
Security training and outreach to internal development teams
Security guidance documentation
Security metrics delivery and improvements

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* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field. In lieu of degree, additional years of experience may be substituted.
Minimum of 10+ years running large scale technical programs
Minimum 5+ years of working in security processes


* Experience communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
Prior working experience in a Software Development Team.
Experience working with stakeholders across many functions.
Experience interpreting and communicating analytics
An understanding of network and web related protocols (such as, TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
An understanding of Web Services
Experience with multiple programming languages (such as, Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
Demonstrable teamwork skills and resourcefulness
Possess self-drive to keep moving things forward even in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge (avoid "analysis paralysis")
Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Security architecture experience within a professional services firm or similar environment
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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Client-provided location(s): Arlington, VA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1476744

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