Principal Security Engineer, Amazon | Multiple Locations, USA

At Amazon, Principal Engineers are both visionary leaders and hands-on builders. As Amazon’s most senior individual contributors, Principal Engineers work on our hardest problems. While many companies this size take their foot-off the gas pedal, at Amazon, it’s still Day 1. This startup mentality, however, does not admit the luxury of a conservative approach. Principal Engineers venture beyond comfortable approaches to pioneer new spaces, and inspire others as to what’s possible.The Amazon Security organization is solving interesting problems across a wide range of businesses, from protecting AWS hardware to securing Kuiper satellites to end-point protection in Whole Foods around the world. Your vision could be instrumental in building brand new solutions that will touch the lives of billions of people, maybe even your own, if you are an Amazon customer!In this role, you are the lead architects for the biggest and most complex security projects. You will own and push the strategic security roadmap for your department and have a strong vision for where the organization should go. Principal Security Engineers ensure Amazon is leading the industry in building and providing the best in class security solutions, both to our customers, and protecting our organization, information, and data.Key job responsibilitiesPrincipal Security Engineer’s at Amazon have broad experience solving complex and highly exposed cyber security issues, as well as leading teams across security disciplines including penetration testing, security operations, encryption, or identity and access management. They need a deep understanding of the inner workings of the security department’s software and how these applications are effective against external threats, both for Amazon and our external customers. They are “the point of contact” for various external customers when it comes to information security matters. A Principal Security Engineer can answer questions like “how are our customers protected by adversary threats, and how do we continue to research and modernized our efforts against these potential coercions.” We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:Arlington, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Boston, MA, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | Jersey City, NJ, USA | Palo Alto, CA, USA | San Francisco, CA, USA | San Jose, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA | Vancouver, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

10 + years of experience in identifying security issues and risks, and developing mitigation plans

Preferred Qualifications

Deep hands-on technical expertise in at least two of the following areas: network security, embedded/hardware security, cryptography, web and network protocols, data structures and algorithms, software development, threat modeling, pen tests, or vulnerability assessmentsAmazon 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 to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $83,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $218,100/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 Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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