Senior Application Security Engineer Amazon EC2
Amazon Development Centre South Africa is looking for senior security
engineers to join us and help to solve a challenging set of problems
in a space packed full of opportunities. Amazon Web Services provides
Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure
services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which
developers can use to enable virtually any type of business.
The Cape Town based Development Center plays a key role in building
the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is the web service that is pioneering
cloud computing by providing resizable compute capacity in the cloud.
It gives any developer complete control of their computing resources and
lets them run on Amazon's proven computing environment.
We are continuing to build the team in order to expand on our feature set
and manage our rapidly increasing scale.
Do you want to help shape the future of cloud computing? Amazon EC2 enables
the global deployment and execution of thousands of customer applications
across tens of thousands of servers worldwide. The tremendous growth of
EC2 over the last few years has created huge challenges as well as
opportunities in the cloud security space. This role's focus is on
identifying and developing solutions to protect EC2 system and our customers
from any and all threats.
Key responsibilities include:
The following will help ensure a successful application
Develop security solutions to protect EC2 network and infrastructure,
including auto detecting potential intrusions, enforcing security
policies/compliance, creating security components across the massive
and distributed EC2 network
Define and create the processes/tools and auto detection technologies to mitigate abuse activities, such as botnet, DDOS, spamming
Improve EC2 security service offerings to help our customers to protect their applications against attacks from the cloud
Participate in security operational support, actively analyzing cases and threat trends
Evaluate and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies
Recognize, adopt, utilize and teach best practices in security
engineering: secure development, cryptography, network security,
security operations, systems security, policy, and incident response
Partner with teams throughout the Company to develop pragmatic
solutions that achieve business requirements while maintaining
an acceptable level of risk
Solve problems at their root, stepping back to understand the broader context
Maintain an understanding of the Internet threat environment and
how it affects the company and keep knowledge and skills current
with the rapidly changing threat landscape
Participate in efforts that create and improve the company's security policies
Amazon.com offers a demanding,
exciting and rewarding experience, with opportunities to work
with the world's best computer scientists on some of the most interesting problems.
Strong customer focus
5+ years of industry experience
Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
Experience with Ruby, Perl, Java or C/C++.
4 year University Degree or Masters in Computer Science or equivalent (PhD a plus)
Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities.
Excellent written communication and verbal agility are strong assets.
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