Technical Program Manager, AWS

3 days agoArlington, VA


The AWS Security Testing Team is looking for a Security Technical Program Manager to own security strategy and continuous engagement with AWS service teams. This role will understand the complex roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in operating AWS services, and leverage their deep experience to define and drive strategic security outcomes with business leaders at the highest levels.

AWS is growing at an incredible pace and conducts business around the world. This kind of growth is only possible because of the efforts supported by countless engineering teams who put the security of our customers first every day. This role is the voice of security for AWS and you will be responsible for long-term strategy as well as the real-time operational needs that ensure urgent tactical issues are resolved and that teams are taking steps to head off customer impacting risks and issues.

The AWS Security Testing organization exists to improve the defensive capability of AWS and ensures that our systems and processes are secured against the latest threats. If you are a strong communicator with deep security experience, we look forward to talking to you! To be successful you must be comfortable individually driving cross-team efforts, and defining well-considered objectives and metrics to guide decision-making and affect change. You will provide crystal-clear vision and direction for diverse engineering and business leaders, and connect experts from all disciplines and locations to develop solutions that would otherwise not be feasible. You will develop and manage programs and processes that enable security testing to be done at scale for AWS.

A Security Technical Program Manager is expected to understand the systems in their program space, the limitations, scaling factors, boundary conditions, and reasons behind architectural decisions. They are expected to seek out and clearly communicate relevant data to support complex business decisions, and drive the right recommendations in a compelling and effective way. They create plans that have objective, measurable success criteria and clearly communicate progress and outcomes. They anticipate the gaps between teams, processes, and system architectures to help their organization produce the best possible results for our customers.


  • Own your program. Build relationships to understand and guide the roadmap of all teams you support
  • Gather knowledge, define projects, and coordinate execution across multiple global partner teams
  • Identify and produce appropriate business metrics, and continually assess them to improve over time
  • Apply security expertise in technical discussions, keeping all stakeholders productively engaged
  • Directly represent our organization to business leaders and technical staff at all levels of the company
  • Prepare and present detailed, written technical information for internal and external audiences
  • Demonstrate exceptional judgment, integrity, business acumen, and communication skills
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Minimum of 3 years of experience in Technical Program Management, driving a security or engineering program from concept to delivery.

At least 3 years of experience in two or more of the following technical categories:
  • Offensive security
  • Penetration testing or pentest management
  • Bug bounty program management
  • Security architecture and risk mitigation for enterprise networks or services
  • Product/Service definition (requirements and use cases for internal/external customer solutions)
  • SDLC (end-to-end security management of a software lifecycle)
Bachelors' degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent work experience.

**This role is open to alternative locations including: New York, NY Boston, MA Seattle, WA - Vancouver, BC Canada - Herndon, VA Arlington, VA Baltimore, MD San Luis Obispo, CA San Diego, CA


  • Experience managing external relationships
  • Experience communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare technical specifications and executive-ready communications
  • A strong bias for action with proven ability to handle a high volume of high-stress, time-sensitive tasks by prioritizing multiple projects regardless of constant changes in a dynamic environment
  • Experience working successfully in a very fast-paced, results-oriented environment, and demonstrated possession of the self-drive needed to keep things moving forward even in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge (avoid "analysis paralysis")
  • Outstanding attention to detail and demonstrated ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of security, web services, multi-tiered systems, workflow modeling, and enterprise application integration
  • Familiarity with SQL, Python, Quicksight or Tableau
  • Experience with multiple programming languages (such as, Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • Security architecture experience within a professional services firm or similar environment
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
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Client-provided location(s): Arlington, VA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1442129

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