Security Engineer


At Amazon, we have a long history of solving complex problems and providing innovative solutions for other businesses. With Amazon Pay, we are inventing the next frontier of connected commerce. We enable merchants to leverage our trusted, seamless buying experience to allow more than 300 million active Amazon customers to purchase from them—online, in-store, and across an expanding array of consumer devices.

The Amazon Pay team is seeking an experienced security engineer. As a security engineer in the Amazon Pay group, you will design and build highly secure systems. You will provide design support to other engineers, and ensure the right security processes are in place. You will need to be an owner that's passionate about our customers. You will also need to be comfortable with a high degree of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.

This position is based in Seattle, WA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and review Amazon Pay systems from a security engineering perspective.
  • Engineer security controls to protect data and systems
  • Provide security policy guidance and consultation
  • Evangelize security within Amazon and be an advocate for customer trust

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or 3+ years relevant experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in system, network and/or application security engineering
  • Consistent track record implementing security solutions at the business unit level
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux/Unix
  • Knowledge of Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, TACACS, IPSEC, SNMP, SYSLOG)
  • Strong scripting skills in multiple common languages (e.g. Python Ruby, bash)
  • Experience in deploying and supporting web and/or payment applications in a 24x7 production environment
  • Excellent communication, documentation, work prioritization and analytical skills.
  • Proven design skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience building PCI compliant systems within payments realm, e.g. payment gateways, processors, card issuers, banks, etc.
  • Professional experience and detailed technical knowledge in multiple areas of: security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services security
  • Experience with the application of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques
  • Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer - F/M/V/D

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