Senior Penetration Testing Engineer, Security Testing

Do you enjoy breaking software and services? Do you strive to understand systems, software, and services deeply in order to break them? Do you find yourself automating away your work every chance you get? If so, we’d love you to join us. The Security penetration testing team is looking to hire a Penetration Testing Engineer to join its ranks. Our team is responsible for manual assessment of all products, services and software released by Amazon. We specialize in diving deep to find security issues that static analysis tools can’t, we write tooling to help with these goals. The threat surface area is large and diverse, and we use results found in manual analysis to help improve our enterprise-wide automation to proactively spot and fix potential security issues to protect customers. This is a hands-on technical role that includes mentoring, guiding, and support of junior engineers. In addition to developing better engineers, this role will help make changes to the way we work, advising on process and procedure to make the team better. That could be by developing tools, advising management, owning programs, or something else entirely. We want smart, creative engineers who want to contribute to the entire team. On this team you will be reading and manually reviewing source code in Java, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Rust, C, and other languages to look for security bugs. We don’t expect you to be an expert at those languages, but we do want you to be curious and able to learn new things quickly. On this team you’ll be writing proof of concept software to demonstrate impact of an issue. This is not a software development engineering nor is it a traditional red team position. You won’t be phishing people or writing enterprise-grade software, but we do hope you can script your way out of a problem. If you're passionate about finding security bugs, writing tools to reduce manual testing, developing others, impacting management, and enjoy seeing your work's impact across the internet, then we’d like you to help us solve some interesting and complex problems.Key job responsibilitiesYou are a leader in our team. You guide less senior engineers during pentest engagements. You advise leadership. You lead engagements, identify scope items, and build test plans. When possible, you champion automation.Responsibilities:- Execute manual penetration testing and source code review engagements against a variety of web services and software- Develop other engineers- Advise management- Write automation to help scale security testing at Amazon- Provide actionable long-term risk mitigation guidance- Provide clear communication on the issue to developers, suggest and help to test the fix- Partner with Amazon developers to drive improvement in application security as a result of security review engagementsA day in the lifeYour internal stakeholders are your fellow security engineers, our builder teams, and our AppSec partners. About the teamInclusive Team CultureHere at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.Work/Life BalanceOur team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.Mentorship & Career GrowthOur 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.We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:Arlington, VA, USA | Atlanta, GA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA | Virtual Location - GA | Virtual Location - USA | Virtual Location - WA

Basic Qualifications

- A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or other related fields, from an accredited university. Equivalent professional experience can be used in lieu of a degree.- Minimum of 5 years of experience in professional penetration testing, source code auditing, bug hunting, or CTF experience. - Minimum of 5 years of experience in scripting in Python or other equivalent interpreted programming languages - Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with security engineering practices such as in web application security, network security, authN/authZ protocols, cryptography, automation, and other software security.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with AWS technologies and services (e.g. S3, Lambda, EC2, KMS, IAM, etc.) - Experience with penetration testing, red teams, CTF (Capture The Flag), or bug bounties - Experience with penetration testing tools - Experience with source code auditing - Experience with multiple programming languages - Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role - Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role 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 compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $136,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $247,600/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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