Sr. Security Technical Program Manager (Tpm) - Aws Commerce Platform

3+ months agoRemote


Do you love working with development teams to drive global security impact? The AWS Commerce Platform (CP) provides the back and front-end services that enable AWS customers to purchase AWS services and understand and manage their infrastructure costs. Our teams tackle some of the hardest scalability, performance, and distributed computing challenges in the world. We process trillions of events per month using stream processing techniques (Kinesis), process billions of line items via map reduce (EMR), and manage artifacts through the latest in database technologies (DynamoDB and Aurora). The AWS CP Security Team is responsible for driving innovative enhancements that raise the bar for how internal and external customers interact with cost and billing resources, systems, and data. At AWS' scale, we must invent new security tools and processes to enable system administrators and developers to build rapidly, while maintaining least privileged access. We are looking for a passionate, innovative, results-oriented individual to manage and execute various programs to improve AWS CP's overall security posture.

As an AWS CP Security Technical Program Manager (TPM), you will define, scope, and manage the delivery of security projects and products from start to finish. Responsibilities include: Collect business and systems requirements from customers across Amazon; Author specifications; Drive project schedules from design to release; and Manage the production launch. You will lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and partners to develop optimal solutions. You will be expected to make appropriate trade-offs to optimize release schedules, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and local or remote project teams.

Successful candidates love working directly with software developers and security engineers to understand their needs, and design security systems and solutions that enable developers to operate more quickly. You are passionate about the security of the cloud and you want to solve real business problems. We are looking for leaders who like to solve problems, and remove obstacles. We have a team culture that encourages innovation and we expect team members and management alike to take high degree of ownership for their program vision and execution of ideas. You will have the opportunity to engage with systems that are at the cutting edge of technology. You will work directly with AWS service teams, infrastructure and administrative teams to identify opportunities to improve AWS' security posture. You will design and build tooling, drive process improvements and work with service owners and cutting edge technology to develop innovative solutions to complex technical challenges. You can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery. You are proactive in removing roadblocks, and can handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. You will be a positive influencer across diverse teams, be able to rally support for your initiatives and be able to help deeply technical teams create simple solutions to meet your program goals. You are able to handle business escalations with a data-driven approach to build trust with engineers, senior leaders, and executives.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience leading large, ambiguous projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current technologies. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. This means you are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done. As a TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. An ability to take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a successful and timely manner is expected. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent and leadership are essential to success in this role.

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced lifeboth in and outside of work.

We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level etc. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so that we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.

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 we 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.

This role is available for hire in the following locations: Arlington, VA; Herndon, VA; Tempe, AZ; and Seattle, WA.


• 7+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry
• 2+ years of experience supporting development teams that delivered commercial software or software-based services
• 2+ years of scripting experience using a modern, high-level language (e.g. Python)
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field


• 10+ years as a Software Technical Program Manager (TPM)
• Experience leading security product and services teams to address complex security challenges at scale
• Innate sense of ownership combined with collaborative approach to overcoming challenges and influencing organizational change
• Demonstrated ability to deliver in scope and on time
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
• Experience with business applications such as Word, Excel and Project
• Experience with program and project management software and techniques

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Job ID: Amazon-1480320