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Application Security Engineering Manager

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  • Full Time
  • Seattle

Amazon Web Services


Help us protect not only the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing environment but all of our customers as well! Since 2006, our great team at AWS has been enabling our customers to bring great ideas to life in ways that aren’t possible in traditional IT environments. With AWS you can flexibly harness compute, storage, security, and other services from across the globe as your business demands them.

AWS Security is on the cutting edge of many security issues for a wide variety of platforms and technologies including cloud services, Internet of things (IoT), identity and access management, mobile devices, virtualization and custom hardware, all operating at massive scale. Similarly, our highly collaborative team is committed to each team member’s growth as our business grows.

We are looking for an Application Security Engineering Manager to help validate that our services, applications, and websites are secured against the latest threats. You will be responsible for managing a team of security engineers conducting security reviews and threat modeling, evolving the security assurance process, and creating metrics to demonstrate your team’s performance. You will help set the direction for a team of security professionals that is responsible for all AWS products and services. This role combines long term strategic planning to raise the bar on security across the enterprise with the excitement and challenge of quickly reacting to new threat scenarios.

As a Technical Manager III at Amazon, you will be expected to speak authoritatively on behalf of your team and your technical knowledge should demonstrate both depth and breadth. You will be responsible for your team’s organizational structure and how that team works within the context of the larger AWS Security team. Leveraging the strengths of individual team members, delegating tasks appropriately and managing delivery of long term projects will all be critical tasks for this role. A Technical Manager III has deep knowledge in their domain and is a sought after thought leader across the organization. They have both management and technical expertise and actively participate in the organization’s planning processes.

Managers in this role must define metrics to quickly and accurately present the team’s performance and variance against its goals. They must also participate in and/or coordinate segments of cross-AWS initiatives, communicating status and results effectively across the division. A Technical Manager III is expected to seek out stretch assignments for your current team and foster their professional career development.

* Team management, growth, and organization
* Professional development of team members
* Project management
* Metrics and projections
* Driving security initiatives
* Recruiting
* Process Improvement


* BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience
* Minimum of 5 years of experience directly managing a team of at least five engineers
* Advanced knowledge and understanding of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security


* Experience driving large, cross-organization initiatives
* Experience managing communication with geographically distributed teams
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially experience with executive-level communications
* Skilled at explaining complex technical issues in terms understandable by the business
* Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
* Ability to make concrete progress in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge (avoid “analysis paralysis”)
* Experience with multiple programming languages (such as, Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
* Experience with vulnerability risk and impact assessment
* Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
* Experience providing training and mentorship