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Security Engineer


Dublin, Ireland


Amazon's Secure Payments Infrastructure & Control Engineering organization is responsible for the design, build, operation, maintenance and defense of the technology infrastructure supporting Amazon's global payment systems. From click to chime, if you purchase an item from Amazon - anywhere in the world - your payment data traverses our systems.

Currently, the security control engineering portion of our organization is seeking an experienced Security Engineer to join our innovative, high-energy team. Amazon Security Engineers protect network boundaries, keep systems and network devices hardened against attacks, and provide security services to safeguard highly sensitive data. A Security Engineer will proactively share knowledge across the Amazon community and is an essential team resource in one or more core areas of information security. They will lead security reviews of large Amazon projects while setting standards and defining best practices for the Amazon Consumer business.

Amazon Security Engineers are leaders and innovators. They find new ways to deliver better/faster/efficiently and with the right security technical controls. Our Security Engineers are experts in their field, do what needs to be done and make the customer the focus of everything they do.


· Review and approve access to Amazon payments infrastructure
· Engineer security controls to protect data and systems
· Respond to security violations, vulnerabilities, and detection systems
· Provide security policy guidance and consultation
· Evangelize security within Amazon and be an advocate for customer trust


· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or 3+ years relevant experience
· At least 2 years of experience in system, network and/or application security engineering
· Consistent track record implementing security solutions at the business unit level
· Excellent knowledge of Linux/Unix · Knowledge of Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, TACACS, IPSEC, SNMP, SYSLOG and other protocols
· Strong scripting skills in multiple common languages (e.g. Python Ruby, bash)
· Experience in deploying and supporting web and/or payments applications in a 24x7 production environment
· Excellent customer service, communication, documentation, work prioritization and analytical skills


· Previous experience in building PCI compliant systems within payments realm, e.g. payment gateways, processors, card issuers, banks, etc.
· 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 the application of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques
· Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
· Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated


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