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New Region Security Specialist Amazon
Herndon, VA

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the largest Cloud provider in the world and our security teams solve some of the most challenging and interesting problems to effectively mitigate large-scale threats. Paramount to our success is ensuring that customer data is secure with AWS.

As we expand into more international locations and various regulated environments, AWS is seeking an experienced and self-motivated individual who is focused on security and identifying solutions. The successful candidate will investigate possible impacts to our operations due to the nuances of operating cloud in new countries. This role requires a unique skill set that includes researching a multitude of sources to determine possible security impacts as well as working across Amazon teams to proactively implement solutions. Must be able to ingest a wide variety of sources, including host country laws/regulations, policies, historical behavior and other indicators. The ideal candidate has strong communication skills (both verbal and written) proven record of creative approaches to achieving security across the organization, all while operating under government regulations or frameworks. Also, this candidate must have the aptitude to learn technical details as necessary to drive security and ownership of tasks, but not necessarily hands on technical experience. As a member of the AWS Security Emerging Region Assessments (ERA) Team, the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to strengthen security as AWS expands globally.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to influence a multitude of teams, by creating win-win solutions, and the desire to be an individual contributor in securing Amazon's cloud for our diverse customers. We are looking for an individual that can think like a security engineer and has a deep knowledge of security concepts. This individual should also have a strong ability to understand various IT and cloud regulatory frameworks and be able to determine the resultant security impact to our operations. The candidate must have a strong understanding of risk-based decision-making as the candidate will be making critical judgment calls on a regular basis.

As part of AWS Security, the successful candidate will be expected to drive success on tasks across a diverse customer base and in different stages of a region's life cycle. The candidate will have the opportunity to build and iterate innovative approaches to identifying, assessing, and driving security. An Emerging Regions Security Specialist must be comfortable balancing strategic thinking with tactical, detailed execution while working independently, sorting through ambiguous problems, identifying and facing big challenges and adjusting to sudden and frequent change. This role acts as a key liaison with service teams and AWS Security to implement security initiatives. The role will also interface with data center operations and service teams as necessary to understand the changing technical environment and clearly communicate security requirements.

Key responsibilities will include:

* Develop and/or mature innovative approaches that effectively manage risks while meeting the needs of internal customers and minimizing business impact;
* Identify, assess, manage, remediate, and track activities within AWS Security, to include risk identification, assessment, evaluation, tracking and mitigation;
* Evaluate the risks of entering new locations worldwide and establish discrete, actionable mitigations;
* Integrate with multiple teams and lead activities to completion by appropriate deadlines;
* Document the identified security impacts, either for the record or to escalate;
* Draw conclusions and perform analysis on the aggregate data that is gathered across the world;
* Develop a working knowledge of the operational processes and controls in place that support AWS Security.

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Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.

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