Security Engineer
Seattle, WA 
Posted Today
Job Description
Amazon Payments Services build systems that process payments at an unprecedented scale, with accuracy, speed, and mission-critical availability. We process millions of transactions every day worldwide across various payment methods. Over 100 million customers and merchants send hundreds of billions of dollars moving at light-speed through our systems annually. We are re-inventing the vision of our platform to provide our internal and external clients the best payment gateway service, benchmarked against the top external alternatives.

We are looking for a highly skilled, experienced, and motivated senior security engineer to join our Application Security team. This team owns all aspects of security for all Amazon Payments applications and services.

As a senior security leader, you will
* contribute to the Amazon Payments security direction,
* innovate and solve security challenges at a massive scale,
* secure the design and implementation of several internal and external payments services,
* proactively perform security assessments to prevent security vulnerabilities,
* perform security testing before release,
* partnering closely with our development teams to produce innovative and secure solutions,
* conducting trainings and hackathon to raise developer awareness of security best practices,
* be expected to be strong in multiple domains and will be sought out for advice on technical issues,
* have excellent time management skills along with the ability to deliver results in the face of uncertainty, and
* foster strong team culture.

A successful candidate will be a deeply curious individual who brings technical and leadership expertise, and ability to work within a fast-paced startup culture in a large company that has broad business impact. This is a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor and start on the Amazon Payments innovation as a security leader.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
Basic Qualifications
* BS in computer science, networking, information systems, computer engineering, or 3+ years' equivalent experience
* Minimum of 3 years' experience in identifying security issues and risks, and developing mitigation plans
* Minimum of 3 years' experience in software architecture, design, implementation
* Minimum of 3 years' experience in cryptography, application security, threat modeling, penetration testing
* Minimum of 4 years scripting or programming experience in Java, Python, Perl, Scala, or other languages
* Minimum of 2 years' experience in executive communications or technical writing; clear, concise, and thorough written and oral communication skills.
* Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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