Site Security Lead

Description

You have hundreds of thousands of hosts, hundreds of millions of lines of code, billions of online transactions, and one of the most visited sites on the Internet. Now go lead a team to secure it! At Amazon, we obsess over our customers and maintaining their trust. To earn that trust in an environment as vast and varied as Amazon's requires the applied skills of smart security engineers and experienced, innovative security leaders willing to tackle never-before-seen challenges at dizzying scales.

As the leader of the Asia Pacific Security Operations team for Amazon Information Security you will manage a team of talented and energetic security professionals responsible for detecting, analysing and responding to information security threats across Amazon and its subsidiaries, as a part of a global, follow-the-sun operations team.

Think you have what it takes? Keep reading.

Security Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate the activities of the Security Operations node located in Sydney, AU to ensure timely and effective response to information security threats
  • Execute security operations processes, identify and measure critical security operations metrics and continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Security Operations Asia-Pacific node
  • Work closely with peer managers in Information Security and Corporate IT teams to identify and implement process changes, improvements and efficiencies and ensure solid security practices
  • Align Security Operations functions with the organisation's overall business objectives
  • Monitor information security threat intelligence resources and maintain situational awareness of security events relevant to Amazon and its subsidiaries
  • Optimize and enhance existing processes with an eye to reducing a high operational load
  • Ensure continuity of operations for security events through effective communications between the global nodes of the Amazon Security Operations Center
  • Work with your peers to assist the global Security Operations Manager in defining the overall security response strategy for Amazon

Performance Management Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive work environment & provide a goal-driven framework for information security success in which team members may achieve organisational & individual performance objectives
  • Own all facets of performance, hiring & career management for the team; regular one-on-one meetings with all team members are required
  • Provide technical & soft skill coaching to maintain a well-rounded, innovative & operational organisation
  • Establish training programs for your engineers
  • Supervise day-to-day activities of the team, providing management escalation support as required
  • Prioritise, track and report on key initiatives being delivered by the team

Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrable ability to lead, manage & develop high performance teams
  • A strong bias for action with proven ability to handle high stress, time sensitive security tasks
  • Excellent written communication skills, with a focus on translating technically complex issues into simple, easy to understand concepts
  • Hands-on knowledge of information security technologies such as continuous security monitoring, anti-malware controls, intrusion detection/prevention, access control & CSIRT-focused systems
  • Strong information security risk-based prioritisation abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • 3+ years of progressive experience within a Security Operations Center or similar operating environment
  • BA/BS in computer science, information security, related discipline, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing remote team members
  • MA/MS in computer science/related field
  • Information security professional certifications encouraged (SANS GIAC, CISSP etc.)
  • Experience architecting/operating Amazon Web Services

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience leading, managing & developing high performance teams
  • Hands-on knowledge of information security technologies such as continuous security monitoring, anti-malware controls, intrusion detection/prevention, access control & CSIRT-focused systems
  • Strong information security risk-based prioritisation abilities
  • 3+ years of progressive experience within a Security Operations Center or similar operating environment
  • BA/BS in computer science, information security, related discipline, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing remote team members
  • MA/MS in computer science/related field
  • Information security professional certifications encouraged (SANS GIAC, CISSP etc.)
  • Experience architecting/operating Amazon Web Services
  • A strong bias for action with proven ability to handle high stress, time sensitive security tasks
  • Excellent written communication skills, with a focus on translating technically complex issues into simple, easy to understand concepts
  • Excellent attention to detail

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