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Security Engineer, AWS Vulnerability Management

Job ID: 2653007 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security seeks a passionate and innovative Security Engineer for the AWS Vulnerability Management (AVM) team. At AWS, security is job zero, and our AVM team leads the way in securing our cloud services. We continuously raise the bar for security by blending analytics, cybersecurity skills, and technical expertise to protect our customers and the cloud. We are data-driven, set big goals, and are always challenging ourselves and each other to identify better solutions and take on new challenges.

As a Security Engineer, you will interpret and triage vulnerability disclosures, collaborate with AWS experts on technical solutions, and drive remediation activities across AWS’s vast scale. Your role will involve reviewing and assessing patching requests, diving deep into potential risks, and leveraging your vulnerability management expertise. You'll work closely with service team engineers to understand architectural mitigations and compensating controls, and you'll partner with senior security engineers to review and approve requests.

Your impact will be critical in helping AWS maintain top-tier security by balancing risk and service delivery. You'll focus on identifying security trends, enhancing security visibility, and recommending improvements to our security posture.

Key job responsibilities
- Establishing a risk-based approach to vulnerabilities
- Standardizing workflows to streamline remediation efforts
- Providing guidance on compensating controls
- Collaborating with service teams to address security concerns and remove blockers
- Researching the potential impact of software vulnerabilities on AWS and our customers
- Collaborating with AWS service teams and partners to remediate or mitigate risks
- Authoring risk assessment statements, remediation guidance, audit responses, and status reports
- Partnering with product teams across AWS to develop scalable solutions to security problems
- Developing tooling to automate and refine vulnerability management processes
- Identifying and owning projects that continuously improve proactive security across AWS
- Periodic on-call responsibilities

About the team
About Amazon Security

Diverse Experiences
Amazon Security values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why Amazon Security?
At Amazon, security is central to maintaining customer trust and delivering delightful customer experiences. Our organization is responsible for creating and maintaining a high bar for security across all of Amazon’s products and services. We offer talented security professionals the chance to accelerate their careers with opportunities to build experience in a wide variety of areas including cloud, devices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, operations, and physical stores.

Inclusive Team Culture
In Amazon Security, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Ongoing DEI events and learning experiences inspire us to continue learning and to embrace our uniqueness. Addressing the toughest security challenges requires that we seek out and celebrate a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices.

Training & Career Growth
We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, training, and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Work/Life Balance
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.


- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related degree; or 4+ years equivalent technology experience
- 3 years experience in system, network, and/or application security
- 3 years experience in threat modeling and interpreting vulnerability disclosures
- 2 years experience building automated tools in C, C++, Java, Python, Perl, PowerShell, or Ruby


- Preferred qualifications
- Experience in vulnerability management.
- Experience affecting change across complex environments.
- Strong understanding of networking, operating system internals, and system design.
- Experience with AWS services.
- Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
- Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $143,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $247,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.