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Senior Application Security Engineer, Developer Security Operations

Job ID: 1869574 | Services LLC


Job summary
This position is available in Austin, Arlington, Seattle, and NYC.

The Developer Security Operations team is looking for strong Senior Security Engineers to ensure that the security posture of Amazon remains strong. You will be responsible for reviewing the designs and code of new and existing services as well as testing the security of the same. This job is as diverse as it is critical. You will be relied upon to provide engineering and product teams with the security expertise necessary to make confident security decisions resulting in the right outcomes for our customers.

Key job responsibilities

  • Provide security guidance on a constant stream of new and existing products and technologies
  • Take a leadership role in driving internal security initiatives
  • Interact directly with the security community regarding vulnerabilities and threats
  • Analyze, assess, and respond to various security threats
  • Conduct regular security assessments

About the team
Our organization manages the security of Amazon’s software development lifecycle. From ideation to launch, you will have direct impact across the company as you enable Amazon developers and product teams to build and operate secure systems and services. We are a small, but rapidly growing team with high level visibility and cross-company initiatives. We work hands-on with engineers to identify security issues, assess the security risk of complex systems, and craft creative solutions to ensure secure software and services. We are currently experiencing incredible growth and want you to be a part of it!


* Programming experience at some level, either compiled or scripted
* Expertise in common security vulnerability classes, their cause, and best practice mitigations
* Expertise in common application security tools (fuzzers, proxies, code analysis, etc.)
* Knowledge of cryptographic implementation issues (TLS misconfigurations, etc.)

Education & Experience
Prefer: BS in Computer Engineering with specialization in Information Security or 7+ years of equivalent, hands-on information security experience. Experience in a large environments a plus.


* Excited to work with engineers on security features and risk mitigations
* Passionate about keeping our customers safe
* Obsessed with creating solutions that are secure by design
* Able to articulate technical details and risks to people with less security experience

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, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit