Security Engineer Services

3+ months agoSunnyvale, CA


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The Role:
Amazon's Digital team is looking for an expert Engineer to ensure that within the Alexa are designed and implemented to maintain our customer's trust. This is a role for someone who wants to invent solutions for the relatively new technology domain of Voice Assistants.

In this role, you will work on problems in a wide range of scenarios associated with that enable Alexa. You will help identify novel threats for innovative voice offerings. You will help product teams identify scalable & secure processing solutions for within Alexa (e.g. key management solutions, encrypted storage, etc). You will Develop training that is relevant to the Alexa Organization. You will cultivate a culture and community within the Alexa organization. You will decide if new products meet our requirements. You will be a key role in ensuring that Alexa maintain customer trust.

Activities in this role include:
• Identifying security issues and risks, review & approve mitigation plans in Alexa services.
• Influencing product teams to implement practices that maintain a high security bar.
• Advising teams on the correct components that deliver security features like key management, authentication, encryption, etc.
• Proposing, collaborating & obtaining buy-in on strategic security initiatives for the Alexa Organization.
• Recommending and developing security-focused tools that help product teams prevent security misconfigurations & vulnerabilities in the design & implementation of Alexa features.
• Proposing unit, integration & functional security tests that can be implemented by service teams that improve the consistency of security execution.
• Developing and interpreting security policies and procedures to form security requirements.
• Developing and delivering training that promotes general security awareness and informs developers on how to discover & mitigate security vulnerabilities in their products.
• Deciding which new security tooling and strategies should be pursued for scalable security in Alexa service development.
• Serve as an escalation resource in evaluating security issues discovered by the first tier of security support within product teams.
• Supporting incident response activities as a security subject matter expert.
• Providing support in whitebox secure code reviews as well as support the review of static & dynamic analysis reports.


• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field 3+ years with engineering
• Experience in secure design and code reviews.
• Working knowledge of common mistakes that result in security vulnerabilities.
• Experience with the application of threat modeling and other risk identification techniques.


• Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
• Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services security
• Detailed knowledge of system and remediation techniques, including penetration testing and the development of exploits
• Knowledge of network and related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
• Experience with Amazon Web Services (S3, EC2, Lambda, Etc)
• Development experience in Java or similar languages
• Experience with scripting (e.g., python, bash, etc)
• Implementation knowledge of cryptographic features like Hashing, Encryption, Signing as well as working knowledge of common software implementations of OpenSSL
• Working knowledge of TLS, Software Development lifecycle , x.509 certificates, compile-time hardening capabilities, etc.
• Excellent leadership skills and teamwork skills
• Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated

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keyword: digitalsecurity

Job ID: Amazon-1431560