Security Engineer, AWS Security- Ottawa/Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Full Time
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Come and build innovative services that protect our cloud from security threats.

As a Security Engineer (SecEng), you’ll help to build and manage services that detect and automate the mitigation of cybersecurity threats across Amazon’s infrastructure. You’ll work with data scientists, software development engineers, and other security engineers across multiple teams to develop innovative security solutions at massive scale. Our services protect the AWS cloud for all customers and preserves our customers’ trust in us. You’ll get to use the full power and breadth of AWS technologies to build services that proactively protect every single AWS customer, both internally and externally, from security threats – not many teams can say that!

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. The team has a mix of experience levels, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers, data scientists, and managers truly enjoy mentoring junior engineers, junior data scientists, and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews.

We care about your career growth. We assign projects and tasks based on what will help team members develop into a more well-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Inclusive and Diverse Culture

Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes, we do get to build a cool service, but we also believe a big reason for that is the inclusive and welcoming culture we cultivate every day.

We’re looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers. We want someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we’ve been building.

Work/Life Balance

Our team values work life balance. We are passionate about the capabilities we build, and we are responsible for our on-call rotation to ensure our services bring value to our customers. We understand that life is challenging and we have a flexible work environment that enables individuals to adjust their work schedule to accommodate personal needs.


This position can also be located at our Ottawa, ON location.





Basic Qualifications


· 4+ years of experience performing security investigations, penetration testing, and/or incident response in the context of large organizations
· Knowledge of security threats, hands-on experience detecting and defending from cyber attacks, and experience using big data analytics and orchestration to address security challenges
· Experience using big data analytics or large scale SIEM to address security challenges
· Knowledge of host and network telemetry data (e.g., process lists, application logs, NetFlow)
· Ability to develop code with at least one modern language such as Java, Go, TypeScript, Python

Preferred Qualifications

· BS or MS in a STEM related field
· Understanding of the Mitre ATT&CK framework
· Experience using streaming technologies (e.g., Kafka, Spark Streaming, and Kinesis)
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role


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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us


Job tags: AWS Go Java Kafka Python Spark Streaming
Job region(s): North America
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