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Amazon Security Engineering Manager, Kuiper Security in Bellevue, Washington


Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband network connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.


Have you wanted an opportunity to develop software for an advanced satellite broadband telecom service? The Security team owns the operational security of the constellation end-to-end. We provide the necessary infrastructure to establish secure communications and strong authentication, enabling the confidentiality for our customers and security for our constellation.

This team drives the research & development, deployment and operations of several mission-critical security systems for the Kuiper constellation end-to-end. You will work in a start-up like culture to bootstrap software systems focused on security, and help instill the security culture in the organization.

We are looking to hire a Security Engineering Manager that has experience in leading the technical conversation, guiding the security decisions while building large-scale, complex system security services. You will work with a diverse, multi-disciplinary security engineering team to determine the requirements and set the bar for our security best practices and systems development.

Key job responsibilities

  • Work with our peer teams and customers to design suitable software & security systems and interfaces to fulfill the mission needs.

  • Collaborate with security and software engineers on embedded and software solutions to drive Kuiper's secure development and operational practices.

  • Drive secure by design architecture

  • Provide vision, coaching, and direction across a variety of security domains spanning proactive and operational security including application security, detections, logging, auditing and governance.

  • Utilize AWS and other Amazon technologies to build high-available software services

  • Set and clarify requirements and expectations with your team, peers, and customers.

  • Drive creation of mechanisms from a security, quality, and speed perspective that enable Kuiper Security to scale.

About the team

Diverse Experiences

Amazon Security values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the 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.

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 & 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.

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 flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.

Export Control Requirement:

Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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

Arlington, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Bellevue, WA, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | New York, NY, USA | San Diego, CA, USA | Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years of industry experience with hands-on security engineering experience

  • 5+ years leading, managing & developing high performance teams. (inclusive of coaching and mentoring)

  • BA/BS in computer science, information security, related discipline, or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years Software Development or Software Development Management experience.

  • Hands-on knowledge of information security technologies such as security design review, threat modeling, risk analysis, and software testing techniques.

  • Excellent written communication skills, with a focus on translating technically complex issues into simple, easy to understand concepts

  • Knowledge of engineering practices and patterns for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operational excellence

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $140,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $272,400/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.