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Sr. Software Dev Engineer, Security Expectations

Full Time
3 days ago
Job summary
Come and join a creative, diverse, and collaborative team that is changing how we think about security! At AWS, security is job zero, and our team is responsible for making it easy for all engineers to build services and features as secure as they are innovative and amazing. We are looking for a leader who can influence and grow a software development team responsible for building security tools and services to support this mission. As a Software Development Engineer with our team, you will dig in to our customers' most difficult requests, analyze and process big data, build and improve tools that will improve our builders' experience with security.

You will work in an agile team to help AWS service teams and builders to make things secure . This is a highly visible program across AWS where you will have the opportunity to have a huge impact. Our programs and services protect the AWS cloud for all customers and preserve our customers' trust in us. You'll get to use the full power and breadth of AWS technologies to build services that protect every single AWS customer, both internally and externally, from security threats - not many teams can say that!

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 develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Key job responsibilities
Who you are: You are a creative, collaborative person who likes to be close to the details. You are someone who's excited about cloud security. You like to get inside technology, understanding how things work, when to make subtle change, and when to disrupt the status quo to achieve the right results. You're someone who prioritizes effectively and often. You're a catalyst, influencing positively across diverse teams to rally support for your initiatives. You dig in with technical teams to innovate and build solutions to meet goals.

A day in the life
What you will do: You'll leverage your knowledge in multiple domains to investigate, understand, develop, and deliver elegant solutions to complex security questions. You'll bring your high standards, applying the right technologies while following security engineering best practices. You will be a security thought leader for our team and AWS Security, owning a set of long-term security outcomes. You're also someone who will be setting the bar high for your colleagues, serving as a mentor to your teammates.

About the team
Who we are: AWS Security is on the cutting edge of many security issues for a wide variety of platforms and technologies including cloud services, Internet of things (IoT), identity and access management, mobile devices, virtualization and custom hardware, all operating at massive scale. Our team drives large scale, long-term programs across all of AWS.


We are hiring in many locations including: Arlington, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Herndon, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver.


  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, asynchronous architectures and distributed algorithms
  • Experience of cloud computing services, and deployment architecture
  • Experience generating automated metrics to measure service and program effectiveness and consistency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • Experience in the development of security products

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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