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Security Engineer


Dublin, Ireland


You have hundreds of thousands of hosts, hundreds of millions of lines of code, billions of online transactions, and one of the most visited sites on the Internet. Now go secure it. At Amazon, we obsess over our customers, and ensuring our customers’ trust is our first priority. To earn that trust in an environment as vast and varied as Amazon’s and an online world where threats grow ever more sophisticated requires building a world-class information security team to tackle never-before-seen challenges at dizzying scales. You will not just be using cutting-edge technologies here in Amazon; you will be inventing them. is looking for a security engineer to join our payments security team. If you enjoy working in a rapidly changing environment and influencing the strategic direction of a large global organization, this position will provide you with a challenging opportunity. In this role you will participate in the secure design and architecture of payments solutions, perform assessments of payments related applications, evolve existing infrastructure and processes that protect our critical payments data, and partner with other enterprise teams (Info Sec, Legal, Compliance, Fraud, etc).

Responsibilities of this role include:
· Identify security issues and risks, and develop mitigation plans
· Architect, design, implement, support, and evaluate security-focused tools and services including project leadership roles
· Advise and consult with internal customers on risk assessment, threat modeling and fixing vulnerabilities
· Develop and interpret security policies and procedures
· Evaluate and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies
· Mentor junior members of the team
· Develop and deliver training materials and perform general security awareness and specific security technology training
· Consult with our Acquisitions and Vendor Risk assessments team on due diligence assessments
· Participate in security compliance efforts
· Participate in projects that develop new intellectual property
· Evangelize security within and be an advocate for customer trust


· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
· At least 4 years of experience in application, system, and/or network security engineering
· At least 3 years of experience in infrastructure or application-level vulnerability testing and auditing
· At least 1 years of experience involved (in a development, QA testing, or security role) with development team(s) that delivered commercial software or software-based services
· Consistent track record implementing security solutions at the business unit level
· Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, BGP and other routing protocols)
· Strong scripting skills in multiple common languages (e.g., Perl, Python, Ruby, shell scripting)
· Detailed knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques, including penetration testing and the development of exploits

· Professional experience and detailed technical knowledge in multiple areas of: security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security
· Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services security
· Experience with payments systems and compliance requirements (e.g. PCI-DSS)
· Experience with the application of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques
· Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Excellent leadership skills and teamwork skills
· Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated

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


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