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Site Risk & Due Diligence Manager, Risk and Resiliency

Job ID: 2664627 | Amazon Data Services, Inc.


AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

You will play a leading role in risk management at Amazon, where we have a history and tradition of leading the world in innovative technologies and services. As a member of the Amazon Web Services’ Infrastructure Risk and Resiliency team, you will partner will stakeholders across the organization to shape the future of AWS’ evolving risk landscape.

You will play a key role in site selection and site due diligence for new and existing AWS regions. This will involve compiling and analyzing site specific information that may impact development costs or schedule, or present risks to the operation of datacenter infrastructure. This may include the assessment of (i) permitting and land use data, (ii) utility availability and reliability, (iii) natural hazard exposure, (v) environmental risks, (vi) adjacency risks, and (v) legal risks. You will be expected to engage, direct, and manage external consultants and experts to analyze risks and develop mitigations.

You will also drive the continuous assessment of hazards and risks across our global datacenter portfolio. Identifying, assessing, and prioritizing risks and mitigations to continuously improve the resilience of AWS infrastructure.

You will be expected to regularly engage with stakeholders, and report to AWS leaders, across the business to ensure risks are being appropriately identified, communicated, and managed.

The right person for this role will have a strong track record of program management experience, the demonstrated ability to deliver multiple high priority projects simultaneously, the ability to drive alignment across teams with competing priorities, and be a strong advocate for risk management.

Key job responsibilities
- Guide the expansion of Amazon facilities and services in new and existing regions by conducting site selection risk analysis and due diligence assessments.
- Assess and draw conclusions from a wide range of real estate, engineering, construction, policy, planning, and business development considerations.

- Review and prioritize risk-based mitigation recommendations, partnering with internal stakeholders to secure funding and manage projects to successful resolution.

- Coordinate internal teams and manage relationships with consultants and external subject matter experts

- Present assessment results to stakeholders and leaders throughout the business to drive alignment on risk management strategies.

- Identify opportunities for process improvement, driving efficiencies, and developing initiatives to improve AWS’ management of risk.

- Develop and monitor internal metrics, goals, and key performance indicators to drive continuous improvement.

About the team
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Diverse Experiences
Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred 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.

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 we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship and 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, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA


- 5+ years of program or project management experience.
- 5+ years of defining and implementing process improvement initiatives using data and metrics experience.
- Experience using data and metrics to determine and drive improvements.
- Experience working cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams.


- Experience in stakeholder management, dealing with multiple stakeholders at varied levels of the organization.
- Master's degree.
- 5+ years' datacenter operations, engineering, construction, technical due diligence, or risk assessment experience strongly preferred.

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 $66,800/year in our lowest geographic market up to $142,800/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.