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Security Industry Specialist, SPEAR Pre Evaluations Team

Job ID: 2693041 | Amazon Web Services, Inc.


The Special Programs Evaluations Assessments & Response (SPEAR) Pre-Evaluations AMER Team is looking for an independent, passionate, highly talented, and motivated security specialist to join the team. In this role you will participate in the tactical planning, coordination and collaboration of physical security requirements for new builds in AWS data facilities, where the team will be identifying variances in approved standards and making recommendation for improvement. This role directly impacts AWS physical security operations and provides robust evaluations for these sites. This team evaluates the application of all facets of physical security including people, processes and measures in order to address physical security vulnerabilities. You will report to the SPEAR Pre-Evaluations team Regional Manager and support the Evaluations team by providing early detection of vulnerabilities, as well as keeping the standards team apprised of developments to ensure mitigations are implemented and considered in the future. You may also be directed to conduct physical security assessments on physical measures being considered by AWS Security and our AWS partners. These assessments are supported by comprehensive written reports in order to present a complete picture of the physical security status/posture of a given site. All of which contributes towards the global effort to uphold the confidentiality, integrity and availability of AWS and Amazon services.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), to include concepts and principles, data collection, analysis, presentations and reports, behavior and the physical (built) environment. This position will require extensive travel amounting to approximately 50% to ensure the delivery of this team’s mission both regionally and globally.

Key job responsibilities
· Support the adjudication of identified physical security vulnerabilities. Ensure all vulnerabilities identified are documented and effective mitigation actions are taken to resolve the vulnerability.

· Partner directly with regional/local AWS teams to review physical security and related physical security policies, standards and operating procedures to ensure physical security measures are in place prior to data facility commissioning.

· Work closely with the other SPEAR teams to ensure continued collaboration and coordination.

· Continually monitor industry trends and events to ensure world class-evolving evaluations by developing and maintain personal relationships with key industry personnel and manufacturers.

· Assist the adjudications team and AWS partners to ensure findings are appropriately mitigated.

· Keep the AWS Security Global Manager fully informed of customer engagement status, issues, activities and progress

· Develop and maintain relationships with customers to ensure fixes/mitigations are completed.

A day in the life
As a Physical Security Industry Specialist, you will work directly with other AWS Physical Security Teams, AWS Management, and partners to collaborate in the real-world application of Physical Security within AWS. You will review and be very knowledgeable of new and cutting edge technologies and security measures for possible application to the existing suite of security processes and measures in order to enhance the security posture across AWS. The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of physical security principles and how that relates to practical application and real world implementation of processes and measures.

About the team
This position is for our AMER team and candidate can be located anywhere in the continental United States.

The team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between ur personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.


The basic qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job:

· 4+ years of experience working Security/Law Enforcement or Military with additional experience in Physical Security Principles, Access Control, Intrusion Detection and CCTV Surveillance systems.

· 2+ years of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) experience.

· 4+ years AWS Lenel experience

· 4+ years of experience working with design, installation, and integration of Access Control/Intrusion Detection and CCTV Surveillance systems.

· 4+ years of combined experience specializing in alarm systems, access control systems, global professional lock and key controls, and alarmed door control hardware.

· 4+ years of experience in conducting reviews of existing facilities and applying physical security principles to practical applications experienced at the site.

· Ability to travel globally.


· Ability to integrate into a domestic and international work environments.

· Experience in detailed planning and implementation of physical security assessments/evaluations in order to protect critical assets and support the application of physical security standards across people, processes and measures.

· Demonstrated knowledge of physical security best practices to include the application of physical security, access control systems, security guard requirements and adversary techniques.

· Basic understanding of data center operations and facilities.

· Demonstrated experience and high proficiency in briefing groups and leadership.

· Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Experience in briefing and communicating with all levels of management.

· Ability to handle confidential information with care.

· Ability to integrate into an international work environment.

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $91,800/year in our lowest geographic market up to $196,300/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.