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Risk and Compliance - Solutions Architect – Financial Services


Virtual Locations, United Kingdom


Are you passionate about cloud computing with a special focus on risk and security? Do you have a unique combination of deep technical knowledge, coupled with business acumen and strong interpersonal skills?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a specialized Risk and Compliance-focused Security Solutions Architect to work with our largest Financial Services customers. In this vital role, you will help overcome barriers to AWS adoption by identifying and tackling major security, risk and compliance stakeholders within the customer, as well as build and maintain CIO/CISO/CRO and executive-level relationships with policy approvers and owners. You will work directly with customer security, audit and compliance teams to help them understand how to manage risk when using AWS, design controls, setup ongoing assurance, and prepare for regulatory submissions. You will also participate in Enterprise Agreement discussions, in conjunction with AWS Legal, to work through risk, security and compliance concerns.

At AWS, customer obsession is in our DNA. The successful candidate will become a trusted advisor to our Financial Services customers and will work with AWS sales, business development, solutions architecture and product teams to help accelerate adoption by removing compliance and audit as barriers.


• Help overcome barriers to AWS adoption in Financial Services accounts by identifying and tackling major security, risk and compliance stakeholders within the customer.
• Participate in Enterprise Agreement discussions, in conjunction with Legal, to work through risk, security and compliance concerns.
• Work with customer stakeholders to identify controls, as well as influencing auditors and regulatory examiners by helping them understand how to assess third-party supplier arrangements and conduct audits when AWS is in scope.
• Build and maintain executive-level relationships with CIO/CISO/CRO and policy approvers and owners.
• Develop high-quality technical content, such as white papers and reference architectures, that can be used by our customers to assist them in deploying secure and compliant cloud-based solutions.
• Assess Risk and Compliance knowledge across AWS sales and solutions architecture teams and develop plans to address gaps.

Join Amazon today and be part of a company whose credo is "Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History."


Basic qualifications:

• Five or more years of experience in an information security, risk, audit or compliance role
• An understanding of the cloud computing business model
• Previous experience and knowledge of security, compliance and risk as it pertains to regulated industries, ideally Financial Services firms and their Regulators
• Experience communicating technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Minority/Female/Disability/Vet

Preferred qualifications:

• An advanced degree in computer science, MIS, engineering or related discipline
• Strong Financial Services experience
• Experience as an auditor or risk advisor to Financial Services firms
• Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect
• Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
• Application development experience with working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
• Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience communicating with and presenting to Sr. Leadership

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


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