Product Security Engineer, Payments Security


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Product Security Engineer, Payments Security



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DESCRIPTIONAmazon Payments processes millions of transactions every day across numerous countries and payment methods. Over 100 million customers and merchants send tens of billions of dollars 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.Paramount to our success is ensuring that customer data is secure across Amazon Payments products and services. At the Payments Proactive Security Team, we are influencing the internal Payments ecosystem to pursue best security practices as well as driving the improvement of product security at scale by leveraging the automated solution and feedback loop mechanism established internally.A Security Engineer in Amazon will be strong in multiple security domains and sought out for advice on technical issues. Efficient time management skills are required along with the ability to deliver results in the face of uncertainty. Engineers in this role must show exemplary judgment in making technical trade-offs between short versus long term security and business goals. They must also demonstrate resilience and navigate difficult situations with composure and tact. The successful candidate must be one that can handle several difficult challenges and problems, can make risk-based assessments founded on data and facts.Additionally, the successful candidate will be:– Methodically empirical and experimental in approach and evaluation without being bound by over paralysis-by-analysis;
– Work ceaselessly to improve knowledge of the security field, threat landscape, security intelligence, moving proactively toward prevention and detection of threats;
– Be an enthusiastic learner and curiosity seeker, focusing on what can be done rather than hindered by notions of what cannot be;
– Possess effective verbal and written communication skills, be passionate about sharing knowledge, tactics, strategy, as well as advocating for the project mission;
– Have excellent time management skills along with the ability to deliver results in the face of uncertainty; and
– Evangelize security within and be an advocate for customer trust.A successful candidate will be a deeply curious individual who brings technical expertise, and ability to work within a fast-paced startup culture in a large company that has broad business impact. This is a unique opportunity to start with Amazon Payments and innovating and scaling security to protect customer trust.Key job responsibilities
– Work closely with service teams to identify threats and vulnerabilities throughout Software Development Life Cycle and provide guidance on mitigating the issues.
– Identify and prioritize security problems that can be detected using automation.
– Develop detection prototypes for these security problems to enhance our tool-set for static and dynamic analysis.
– Work with builders and service teams to address detected security problems in an appropriate and timely fashion.
– Identify opportunities to prevent security problems at scale.
– Develop prototypes to prevent these security problems.
– Document and provide security guidance that will be used across Amazon Payments.
– Deliver metrics to show effectiveness of our security initiatives.About the team
Payments Security team’s mission is to build mechanisms that help prevent security issues from affecting Amazon’s Payment Applications.A security engineer in Payments Security team will work closely with application developers, evangelize security and build scalable detection and prevention mechanisms that help secure applications.ABOUT AmSec:Diverse Experiences
Amazon Security values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.Why Amazon Security
At Amazon, security is central to maintaining customer trust and delivering delightful customer experiences. Our organization is responsible for creating and maintaining a high bar for security across all of Amazon’s products and services. We offer talented security professionals the chance to accelerate their careers with opportunities to build experience in a wide variety of areas including cloud, devices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, operations, and physical stores.Work/Life Balance
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.
Inclusive Team Culture
In Amazon Security, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Ongoing DEI events and learning experiences inspire us to continue learning and to embrace our uniqueness. Addressing the toughest security challenges requires that we seek out and celebrate a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices.Training and Career growth
We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, training, and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:Vancouver, BC, CANBASIC QUALIFICATIONS– Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent
– Knowledge of networking protocols such as HTTP, DNS and TCP/IP
– Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques, including penetration testing and the development of exploits or equivalent
– Experience applying threat modeling or other risk identification techniques or equivalent
– Experience with programming languages such as Python, Java, C++PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS– 2+ years of any combination of the following: threat modeling experience, secure coding, identity management and authentication, software development, cryptography, system administration and network security experience
– Experience with AWS products and services
– Experience programming in Python, Ruby, Go, Swift, Java, .Net, C++ or similar object oriented language
– Experience implementing security solutions at the business division level or equivalentAmazon 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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.The base salary for this position ranges from $137,800/year up to $230,100/year. Salary is based on a number of factors 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. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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Sat, 01 Jun 2024 05:00:01 GMT

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