Senior Security Consultant

3+ months agoToronto, Canada


Do you want to work on large-scale security solutions in the cloud? Are you excited to help customers automate security operations that provide unprecedented capability and agility? Do you enjoy working on fast-paced complex projects focused on game-changing business outcomes? At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are hiring highly technical Security Architects to help our partners technical expertise and capacity, while also collaborating with our customers on key engagements. As a member of the AWS Professional Services team, you will have the opportunity to pioneer security solutions supporting customer initiatives that are meaningful to their business. Building on those experiences, you will collaborate with AWS service teams on new features, innovate with new technologies, and explore new challenges.

As a member of AWS Professional Services, you are joining a team that invests in your success by providing comprehensive learning and mentorship programs. Our team also puts a value on work-life balance. We offer a flexible work environment to help you balance your work and personal life while still remaining customer obsessed.

As a Senior Security Consultant, you will:

• Build and deploy security infrastructure and automate security operations for customers
• Collaborate on internal builder projects
• Become a trusted advisor to customers and partners for security
• Develop -quality technical content such as automation tools, reference architectures, and white papers to help our consultants, partners, and customers build on the work we deliver
• Innovate on behalf of customers, translating your thoughts into action and yielding measureable results

This is a customer-facing role. You may be asked to travel to client locations and deliver professional services when needed.

Inclusive Team Culture
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 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.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a value on work-live balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
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. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


• Basic qualifications
• 8+ years of experience in IT security, compliance, or risk management
• 3+ years of experience with AWS Cloud solutions and services (or equivalent public cloud platforms)
• Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or a related field or equivalent professional or military experience
• Implementation experience with enterprise security solutions such as WAF, IPS, Anti-DDOS, and SIEM
• Strong scripting skills utilizing Python, Node.js, JavaScript, Bash, PowerShell, etc.
• Customer facing skills to represent Amazon well within the customer's environment.
• Comfortable presenting to large audiences (both technical and non-technical). Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Experience in a customer facing role, ideally with a consulting organization.
• Ability to lead complex technical engagements working with customer stakeholders to translate business requirements into innovative solutions.
• Strong sense of customer focus, ownership, and urgency to drive business outcomes.


• Familiarity with security frameworks like PCI DSS, ISO 27001, HIPAA, and NIST/DoD
• Experience with CloudFormation, Terraform, or Ansible in production environments
• Experience deploying Identity and Access Management systems to secure access to public and hybrid cloud environments (experience with SSO, SAML, and Active Directory).
• Experience utilizing AWS Security solutions such as (AWS Config, SCP, IAM, KMS, Network Firewall etc.) to implement comprehensive and cohesive security framework.
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges

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Job ID: Amazon-1475114