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Security Engineer, Healthcare Security

Job ID: 2101185 | Services LLC


Job summary
Amazon Healthcare (AH) is on mission to reinvent healthcare and driving the future of medicine. We use design, service and technology to provide the best possible customer experience and change the way people think about medicine. AH is searching for a talented Security Engineer to help us evolve the technology security and risk processes that power the core pharmacy and fulfillment engines.

As a member of our Healthcare Information Security team, you will be at the heart of the healthcare planning and operations. The very foundation of the AH customer experience is Trust. Assuring trust through education, security planning, and active systems monitoring are key components. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with engineering, product, clinical / distribution, and customer care teams. A Security Engineer is the go-to partner for solutions and problem solving for any security related issue.

You will be expected to deliver actionable advice and guidance across the AH environment in support of ongoing initiatives. Additionally, you will be responsible for participating in design discussions, code reviews, and communicating with stakeholders at every level within the organization.

As a Security Engineer at AH, you will help establish technical standards and drive AH’s technical architecture, engineering practices, and operations practices. You’ll work on AH’s hardest problems, building high quality, architecturally sound secure systems that are aligned with our business needs. You’ll think globally when building systems, ensuring AH builds high performing, scalable, and secure systems that fit well together. AH Security Engineers translate business needs into workable technical solutions. Your expertise is deep and broad; you are hands on, producing both detailed technical work and high-level architectural designs.

This role will be a direct report to the Security Manager participating in new strategic initiatives. It will provide opportunities to think big, be customer obsessed, and to partner with business teams across AH. We dive deep into security technologies such as new identity and authentication systems, hardware security components, cryptography, system hardening, and massive-scale audit and log analysis. The objective of the AH infosec program is to define the innovative preventative, detective, and monitoring mechanisms to enable security individually and at scale. In this role, you will discover, define, and solve challenging problems across multiple teams and locations.

Security Engineers across Amazon are expected to be strong in multiple domains and provide contributions to service, infrastructure and administrative teams. Security Engineers are expected to develop elegant solutions to complex business problems and apply appropriate technologies while following security engineering best practices. You are also expected to mentor more junior engineers and be a security thought leader for the organization.


· 4+ years of experience in application security, software engineering background
· 4+ years of identity management, authentication and authorization, network architecture, and systems engineering
· 4+ years experience with applied cryptography
· 4+ years experience building or reviewing threat models
· 4+ years experience conducting security assessments
· Ability to lead through influence within a secure development life-cycle for multiple products and technologies, meeting customer expectations for security


· Demonstrate innovative security approaches in non-traditional IT environments
· Experience with technical writing
· Experience in generating automated metrics to measure IT security effectiveness and consistency.
· Experience translating technically complex issues into simple, easy to understand concepts
· Ability to deal with ambiguity and establish clear strategy
· Information security professional certifications encouraged (SANS GIAC, CISSP,CISO, etc.)
· Experience architecting, securing, and operating Amazon Web Services
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

This position may be located in Boston, MA or Austin, TX and relocation is available.

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