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Amazon Sr. Technical Program Manager, Application Security in Seattle, Washington


At Amazon, we are obsessed with customer trust. Amazon Security enables Amazon business leaders to securely develop and operate to maintain Customer Trust by guarding the confidentiality and integrity of Amazon and customer data. We assess risk, proactively identify classes of issues, detect potential intrusion, and mitigate the risk.

What we do:

The Amazon Business Security Team works closely with Amazon teams to secure their products and services for customers. This includes all areas such as Health, Games, Media, Entertainment, Payments, Devices, and Services. Here we identify opportunities that require both proactive and reactive solutions to keep Amazon systems and data secure on behalf of the Amazon customer. Our internal customers range from security engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of Amazon systems and their security state, to service teams who need solutions that make it easy to build and operate secure systems. We use the latest technology, including AWS, to solve security problems at Amazon scale. We employ automation and machine learning to reduce, or eliminate, manual effort to help our internal customers raise the security bar. We have bold goals to stay ahead of the curve on security and delight our customers with intuitive and effective products.

What you will do:

You will work closely with partner security teams to ensure the needs of our customers are clearly understood and effectively addressed. You will disambiguate complex topics and work with Principals across Amazon to accurately identify solutions that keep Amazon secure. You will collaborate with the senior leadership team to drive key engineering and business decisions that achieve the right outcomes. You will help drive work forward across numerous security and engineering teams. Since our systems are front line to the Amazon ecosystem, you will also have the opportunity to learn about various technologies and threats across Amazon.

What we are looking for:

You must be hungry to and willing to drive on your own while leveraging the help of your core team. Successful candidates for this position must have experience working with teams to understand their needs, decompose those needs into executable roadmaps, and drive execution to deliver the best outcomes. They must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-driven, able to dive deep into the technical designs, and ensure delivery in a fast-paced environment. You will be able to think big to develop a plan and invent mechanisms that scale to meet the broad and diverse needs of teams across Amazon. You will have a strong customer obsession, working to deeply understand the needs of our customers and relentlessly looking to improve their experience and make them more productive. Previous Applications Security experience is a requirement.

Why you want to be on the Amazon Business Security Team team:

We like doing cool, edgy work at a fast pace! Big challenges are presented regularly, and we work collectively to solve them with planned urgency. We work across many organizations. Building relationships, eliminating barriers, and delivering with accuracy are strengths on this team that you will further solidify. We are technology professionals, who are genuinely passionate about continuously improving the security of Amazon systems on behalf of Amazon customers. We take pride in reducing the effort required for service teams across Amazon to build and maintain their systems securely. We are on a mission, have fun working together, and have a culture of learning and career growth.

Key job responsibilities

  • Build and contribute to roadmap: Identify internal customer needs, technology/industry trends, challenges, use cases, trends, and related services to help build a roadmap of studies to evaluate and improve the end customer experience.

  • Manage ambiguity: Independently take steps necessary to understand complex technologies and customer use cases across a variety of customer personas and product categories to produce meaningful insights that drive improved customer experience.

  • Lead large and complex studies: Design and build proof of concept experiments based on common customer use cases to evaluate the end-to-end customer experience. Own the full study lifecycle, including scoping, design, data collection and analysis, and presenting a comprehensive written narrative of insights and recommendations to senior leadership to drive improvements.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders: Work with internal technical stakeholders (e.g., technical product managers, software developers, solution architects, business intelligence teams) to execute studies and work cross-functionally with peers/colleagues globally to support training, best practices, and shared opportunities.

  • Focus on customers: Stay connected to customer trends, needs, and pain points in the cloud space. Collaborate with customer researchers to deliver customer insights that identify and drive customer experience improvements.

A day in the life

No day is the same. One day you are seeking input and guidance from L7 - L8 engineers. One day you will put together a multi-organizational roadmap, and then work with leaders and teams to drive success and add clarity. One day you are revamping metrics and identifying the best combination of KPI's. One day you are working with the leadership team to revamp our long-range plan. Everyday is going to be a fun, mental challenge.

About the team

We are a team of builders and security engineers that develop a variety of products and mechanisms that proactively raise the security bar. The Perimeter security teams are constantly questioning, evaluating and implementing tools and techniques that prevent security issues, or detect issues before productionalized.

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.

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.

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:

Arlington, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Dallas, TX, USA | New York, NY, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of technical program management working directly with software engineering teams experience

  • Experience managing programs across cross functional teams, building processes and coordinating release schedules

  • Experience in at least 2 Security domains

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of project management disciplines including scope, schedule, budget, quality, along with risk and critical path management experience

  • Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules

  • Experience defining KPI's/SLA's used to drive multi-million dollar businesses and reporting to senior leadership

  • 3+ years experience working in the Application Security domain.

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $133,900/year in our lowest geographic market up to $231,400/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.