Site Security Lead

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Applications have closed

Amazon Web Services

Security Responsibilities:
· Lead and coordinate the activities of the Security Operations node located in Seattle, WA to ensure timely and effective response to information security threats
· Execute security operations processes, identify and measure critical security operations metrics and continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Security Operations.
· Work closely with peer managers in Information Security and Corporate IT teams to identify and implement process changes, improvements and efficiencies and ensure solid security practices
· Align Security Operations functions with the organizations overall business objectives
· Monitor information security threat intelligence resources and maintain situational awareness of security events relevant to Amazon and its subsidiaries
· Optimize and enhance existing processes with an eye to reducing a high operational load
· Ensure continuity of operations for security events through effective communications between the global nodes of the Amazon Security Operations Center
· Work with your peers to assist the global Security Operations Manager in defining the overall security response strategy for Amazon

Performance Management Responsibilities:
· Create a positive work environment & provide a goal-driven framework for information security success in which team members may achieve organizational & individual performance objectives
· Own all facets of performance, hiring & career management for the team; regular one-on-one meetings with all team members are required
· Provide technical & soft skill coaching to maintain a well-rounded, innovative & operational organization
· Establish training programs for your engineers
· Supervise day-to-day activities of the team, providing management escalation support as required
· Track and report on key initiatives being delivered by the team
Basic Qualifications
· Demonstrable ability to lead, manage & develop high performance teams
· 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
· Hands-on knowledge of information security technologies such as continuous security monitoring, anti-malware controls, intrusion detection/prevention, access control & CSIRT-focused systems
· Strong information security risk-based prioritisation abilities
· Excellent attention to detail
· 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
· MA/MS in computer science/related field
· Information security professional certifications encouraged (SANS GIAC, CISSP etc.)
· Experience architecting/operating Amazon Web Services

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· 5+ years of experience leading, managing & developing high performance teams
· Hands-on knowledge of information security technologies such as continuous security monitoring, anti-malware controls, intrusion detection/prevention, access control & CSIRT-focused systems
· Strong information security risk-based prioritisation abilities
· 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
· MA/MS in computer science/related field
· Information security professional certifications encouraged (SANS GIAC, CISSP etc.)
· Experience architecting/operating Amazon Web Services
· 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
· Excellent attention to detail