Sr. Solutions Architect – Security Specialist

Job title: Sr. Solutions Architect – Security Specialist

$122300 – 160000 per year

Company: Amazon

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Do you have an extensive background in delivering strategic outcomes for security and compliance and a passion for working with customers to solve complex technical challenges to help them safely transition workloads to the cloud?
Increasingly, companies are using AWS to move their core business applications to the cloud. AWS is looking for passionate and experienced security professionals to work with these customers to help guide their vision, address risks and implement their security, resilience, and compliance strategies on the AWS platform. This role will provide thought leadership and operate with a high degree of autonomy and visibility as part of our worldwide specialist team.
The ideal candidate should be an experienced and innovative security professional with exceptional stakeholder management skills and who has the ability to advise and deliver strategic outcomes across a wide range of industry sectors and challenging environments. They are willing to challenge, dive in to the details, and show how AWS can support complex security, availability, and compliance strategies, to customer Security Architects and CISOs.
This key position requires broad industry experience and will have high visibility at the most senior levels of customer organizations, including frequent interaction with customer board, their staff, and AWS senior leadership. The position, as part of the AWS worldwide specialist organization, will act as the security interface with AWS customers and service teams working closely with AWS Sales and Solutions Architect teams. The candidate will already have and continue to foster key relationships, be able to interpret the impacts of industry and regulatory changes, and track and report on industry trends.

· Lead the conversation on security, risk, and compliance with large AWS customers
· Manage disparate senior stakeholders within customer environments to deliver consensus and drive positive customer outcomes on the AWS platform
· Help customers understand how they can integrate AWS security controls into their own control frameworks and demonstrate approaches to implement their controls on AWS.
· Partner directly with AWS customers to help them understand the implementation of AWS security requirements and how they can achieve ongoing assurance over their security, resilience, and compliance needs
· Direct AWS Solutions Architects, Sales, and Partner teams across multiple engagements within each customer to drive targeted outcomes and consistent advice and outcomes
· Work with customers to resolve complex security concerns and problems and achieve security, resilience, and compliance outcomes are on the AWS platform through deep dive discussions, strategic presentations/recommendations, and hands on demonstrations in the AWS environment
· Develop industry leading security related, customer-facing resources based on projected customer needs and current demand
· Build great relationships and confidence to help customers understand how to react and respond to security incidents
· Assist the AWS compliance team in determining the strategic direction of the various AWS compliance programs based on customer interaction and demonstrative metrics.
· Be and remain connected with industry trends throughout the world as it relates to industry regulations and requirements.
· Develop and maintain personal relationships with key industry personnel and policy makers.
Will also consider candidates in Atlanta, Seattle, or Washington DC Area.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have twelve 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 14 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. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


· 7+ years of experience in the design, implementation and operation of complex systems
· 5+ years of experience in an information security or compliance role
· 1+ years experience with the cloud computing business model
· 1+ years experience with compliance frameworks such as NIST, CIS, HIPAA
· 3+ years of hands on experience deploying or supporting data encryption technologies


· Experience in developing and delivering cyber security and technology strategy across many different industry sectors
· Experience working internationally and being able to confidently traverse different corporate cultures
· Deep understanding of cloud computing
· Demonstration of innovative security, resilience and compliance approaches to solve complex security, resilience and compliance challenges
· Experience and proficiency in public speaking and can hold own in senior-level presentations and discussions
· Experience defining security, resilience and compliance strategies, and ensuring that committed outcomes are delivered on schedule
· A degree in computer science, MIS, engineering or related discipline, and relevant industry certifications (CISSP, CISA/M, CIPP/CIPM/CIPT)
· Experience in directly supporting public sector customers
· Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect.
· Experience in directly supporting public sector customers
· A background working in a regulated industry such as financial services, healthcare, or defense
· Experience working with IT and Security leadership to articulate identity and security strategies and plans
· Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services
· Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
· Meets/exceeds Leadership Principles
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $122,300 – 160,000/ yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location.

Location: Denver, CO

Job date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 00:34:43 GMT

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