Company Name: Amazon.com Services LLC
Job Industry: Technology
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: remote
Location: United States
Required Candidates: 2
Job Description:
  • 4+ years work experience in a red teaming or penetration testing role
  • Experience with security engineering practices, including: web application security, network security, authentication and authorization protocols, cryptography, automation, incident response, application security, and other security disciplines
  • Experience with interpreted or compiled languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, C/C++, Java, .NET)
  • Experience with common offensive security tools (e.g. Cobalt Strike, Metasploit, Burp Suite)
  • Experience with adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)
  • Experience with attacking common Operating Systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux)

Amazon’s Core Stores Security Red Team is seeking a Security Engineer to help keep Amazon's infrastructure secure for its customers by attacking Amazon’s services, infrastructure, processes, and controls, and by partnering with defensive & service teams to remediate weaknesses and sharpen our detective, preventative, and response capabilities. This role presents an ultimate test of ones security knowledge and ability, along with the support of a team of highly skilled individuals. This position will provide you with challenging opportunities, both technologically and as a leader, but will also be a great deal of fun if hacking Amazon alongside a team of highly skilled individuals sounds exciting to you.

A Security Engineer at Amazon is expected to be strong in multiple domains. Engineers in this role work closely with teams throughout Amazon Security, as well as provide technical leadership and advice to teams and leaders throughout Amazon. You will be in direct contact with teams in a variety of business verticals, giving you first hand knowledge about how Amazon is built and how it operates at a deep, technical level. Additionally, you will leverage the knowledge you gain about Amazon to find new ways to break services, processes, and technologies throughout the company.

Engineers in this role must show exemplary judgment in making technical trade-offs between short-term fixes and long-term security and business goals. They must also demonstrate resilience and navigate ambiguous situations with composure and tact. Individuals in this role will be expected to provide thought leadership for the organization as you discover, invent, and innovate throughout the course of their duties. Above all else, a strong sense of customer obsession is necessary to focus on the ultimate goal of keeping Amazon and its customers secure.

Key job responsibilities

  • Conducting red team engagements throughout Amazon independently, or as part of a team.
  • Creating detailed engagement plans, performing operations, and emulating adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
  • Thoroughly documenting timelines, attack paths, findings/gaps, and recommendations.
  • Communicating and collaborating with partner teams, service owners, Amazon Security teams, and senior leadership to influence, prioritize, and drive the resolution of discovered security findings.
  • Performing manual examination of client systems, applications and networks to discover weaknesses, and thoroughly documenting high quality exploit chain/proof of concept scenarios/reports for customer consumption.
  • Contributing to tooling, processes, documentation, and quality of red team operations.
  • Helping to recruit and interview, and train/mentor/develop other Red Team engineers.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Boston, MA, USA | Denver, CO, USA | Los Angeles, CA, USA | New York, NY, USA | San Diego, CA, USA | San Francisco, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA | Virtual Location - USA

  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with cloud service providers and their offerings, preferably AWS, and its various technologies and services
  • Experience with adversarial machine learning
  • Experience in developing security tooling and automating red team infrastructure
  • Experience in conducting social engineering assessments
  • Experience in web application/service assessments
  • Experience in enterprise network infrastructure assessments
  • Experience in reverse engineering and associated tooling (e.g. IDA)
  • Experience in fuzzing, memory corruption, and exploit development
  • Experience in CTF competitions, CVE research, and/or Bug Bounty recognition
  • Experience providing training and mentorship
  • Demonstrable teamwork skills and resourcefulness
  • Ability to make concrete progress in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and passion
  • Sharp analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $135,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $212,800/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.