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Security Specialist III, Third Party Security

Job ID: 2666760 | Services LLC


This position is available in Austin, Arlington, and Seattle.

The Third Party Security (TPS) team looking for a highly motivated Security Specialist III. TPS is responsible for assessing the security of third party who get access to Amazon’s data, to determine if the third party meets Amazon’s security bar. If you enjoy working at scale in a rapidly changing environment and influencing the protection of our customers within a large global organization, this position will provide you with a challenging opportunity.

Key job responsibilities
- Acting as subject matter expert on risk-based security reviews and assessments of third party vendors
- Conducting peer reviews and sample testing to maintain a high-bar of quality for risk assessments
- Ensuring the risk assessment framework is up to date on the latest industry controls and applicable threats
- Coordinating contractors, employees, and vendors in conducting assessments, testing controls, and implementing remediation
- Collecting/reviewing data from multiple sources to assess a third party's security
- Building, evolving, and improving sustainable processes and measurement systems to ensure that security policy requirements are maintained
- Preparing reports for senior management on the state of vendor compliance
- Reviewing exceptions to Amazon policy and determining risk and impact
- Serving as an advisor on security & compliance issues for operations staff
- Maintaining a broad understanding of the global regulatory landscape impacting Amazon
- Advising project and legal teams on ensuring the required security terms are in contracts and participate in contract negotiations with sensitive external partners at a global level
- Determining strategy for highly sensitive and/or high profile assessments
- Ensuring the team delivers on security goals, and make recommendations for incremental process improvement
- Occasional travel may be required

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 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.


- 8+ years of technical risk assessment experience
- Experience running complex assessments across multiple security domains, creating findings, and reviewing remediation items
- Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Risk Management, or related discipline, or additional equivalent technology experience
- Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work well on a largely geographically distributed.
- Experience working in a technical role with a solid grasp of security fundamentals, testing, and risk management.


- CISSP, CISA, or related Information Security certification
- Consistent demonstration of utilizing automation to solve recurring problems at scale

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 $107,400/year in our lowest geographic market up to $229,700/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.