Sr. Security Engineer

Job Description
Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

The Role:
Lab126 is looking for expert Application Security Engineer to ensure that our applications are designed and implemented to the highest standards thus maintaining and enhancing customer trust. If you enjoy analyzing system services, operating systems, networks and applications from a security perspective, and you are skilled at discovering security issues that appear under new threat scenarios, this position will provide you with a challenging opportunity. You will participate in security audits, risk analysis, vulnerability testing and security reviews.
In this role, you will:

  • Identify security issues and risks, and develop mitigation plans
  • Architect, design, implement, support, and evaluate security-focused tools and services including project leadership roles
  • Develop and interpret security policies and procedures
  • Develop and deliver training materials and perform general security awareness and specific security technology training
  • Evaluate and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies
  • Participate in tier 2 and tier 3 security operations support
  • Participate in incident handling
  • Participate in projects that develop new intellectual property

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field, or 5+ years relevant work experience
  • 3+ years of experience in application-level vulnerability testing and auditing
  • 3+ years of application security experience
  • 2+ years of experience and involvement with development team(s) that delivered commercial software or software-based services (development, QA testing, or security role)
  • Experience with security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security
  • Experience with the application of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques
  • Development experience in C, C++ and/or Java
  • Experience with scripting (e.g., PERL, shell scripting)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services security
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services security
  • Experience with the application of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques
  • Detailed knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques, including penetration testing and the development of exploits
  • Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills and teamwork skills
  • Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated

Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


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