Security Engineering Manager, Security Operations Center (SOC)

The Amazon Security Operations Center (SOC) Security Engineering Team manages security issues across the globe. The team is looking for a highly motivated, technically inclined security engineering leader to lead our Cloud Operations team within the SOC. A successful candidate will need to embody our 16 leadership principles; especially in Learn and Be Curious, Earns Trust, and Dives Deep. You need to be comfortable working in a fast paced technical, and at times, ambiguous environment.Key job responsibilitiesAs a Security Engineering Lead on our team, you will own building, developing, and managing a growing team of security engineers who perform many tasks: incident response, log analysis, tooling development, and risk assessment, to name a few. You will navigate complex security problems, thinking like both an aggressor and defender, and drive relevant teams to take the right actions in the right time frames to mitigate risks. You will help your team balance technical risks against business needs and be able to articulate risks and mitigations to members of leadership at various levels. You also will develop key performance metrics, prioritize tasking, implement short and long-term roadmaps and visions, and build strong relationships with our customers and external partners.A day in the lifeThis position supports Security Engineers and Technical Program Managers within Security and incident response activities. You will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating security engineering activities for a wide range of AWS products and services. You will drive “Tier 1” and "Tier 2" related issues to resolution across numerous service teams and other more senior Security Engineers. You will need a combination of troubleshooting, technical, and communication skills, as well as the ability to handle an assortment of disparate tasks which may include small-project and software development work. This role will provide career growth opportunities as you gain new security skills in the course of your duties.About the teamOur team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience leading, managing & developing high performance teams
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in information security technologies such as continuous security monitoring, anti-malware controls, intrusion detection/prevention, access control & CSIRT-focused systems
  • 3+ years of progressive experience within a Security Operations Center or similar operating environment
  • BA/BS in computer science, information security, related discipline, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing remote team members
  • Strong information security risk-based prioritization abilities
  • Hands-on knowledge of information security technologies such as security design review, threat modeling, risk analysis, and software testing techniques
  • Experience with AWS services, especially security-relevant services (ex: GuardDuty, CloudTrail, KMS, IAM)
  • Intermediate level of understanding of Linux (including security-relevant logging like auditd)
  • A strong bias for action with proven ability to handle high stress, time sensitive security tasks
  • Excellent written communication skills, with a focus on translating technically complex issues into simple, easy to understand concepts
  • Ability to able to credibly coordinate between technical teams and business stakeholders
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
Acknowledgement of country:In the spirit of reconciliation Amazon acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.IDE statement: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, disability, age, or other legally protected attributes.

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