Amazon Security Jobs Chicago


Security Engineering Manager , Stores Application Security


Amazon is continuously innovating new services and features for our customers. Our engineers invent, build, and sometimes break things to make them easier, faster, better, and more cost-effective. However, no matter what we’re building – from websites to web services, AR to AI, drones to devices – security is always our top priority. The Amazon Application Security team focuses on working with our builders to provide experiences that our customers can trust. That means constantly learning new things and solving complex problems to protect the safety, security, and privacy of billions of lives on a global scale.

At Amazon, you’ll be working with the best minds in technology and security. Learn and be curious here, and accelerate your career growth. You can take pride in knowing that your work is meaningful, having a positive impact on others and making the world a better place.

We are looking for an experienced security leader to join the Application Security team. As a security leader, you will own building and managing a team of security engineers, fostering a strong team culture. You should know how to prioritize, communicate clearly and compellingly, and understand how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong team. Passion and discipline around cloud computing is critical, as is a high level of ownership and accountability.

As a manager on our team, you will recruit and lead a team of top-notch application security engineers to solve interesting security challenges that arise when Amazon invents new technologies. You’ll help them develop their skills and their careers as you tackle those challenges and contribute to Amazon’s overall security and privacy strategy.

Key job responsibilities
– Lead, manage, and develop a team of Security Engineers and Technical Program Managers responsible for Application Security (AppSec) of Amazon services.
– Lead the strategic direction and evolution of the Application Security review team/s, including setting goals and establishing priorities.
– Set the direction for the team by driving strategic initiatives, influencing leadership, key stakeholders, and partnering with teams throughout Amazon.
– Develop a healthy and collaborative culture and enable the team to deliver results.
– Lead effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities.
– Lead improvements to internal program and process.
– Write and deliver high-quality documents for technical and non-technical audiences.
– Drive the adoption of security processes, automation, and tooling to improve operational efficiency.

About the team
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

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

Chicago, IL, USA


– 2+ years of experience leading, managing & developing high performance teams.
– 2+ years of progressive experience within a software security team or similar operating environment.
– BA/BS in computer science, information security, related discipline, or equivalent work experience.


– Outstanding people management skills.
– Committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
– Strong information security risk-based prioritization abilities.
– Hands-on knowledge of information security technologies such as security design review, threat modelling, risk analysis, and software testing techniques.
– Information security professional certifications encouraged (SANS GIAC, CISSP etc.).
– A strong bias for action with proven ability to handle high stress, time sensitive security tasks.
– Experience working alongside remote team members.
– Excellent written communication skills, with a focus on translating technically complex issues into simple, easy to understand concepts.
– Excellent attention to detail.
– Experience driving large, cross-organization initiatives.
– Experience providing training and mentorship.

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