Amazon UK

Europe Lead, Audit Center of Excellence, Security Assurance

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
24 Jun 2022
25 Jun 2022
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Job summary
At Amazon Web Services (AWS), Security is our highest priority. The AWS Security Assurance team is responsible for demonstrating the security controls of services offered by AWS. At AWS' scale, we invent new ways to provide the highest level of assurance to our most security conscious customers.

We are looking for a highly motivated Manager with security and risk management to join our team. As part of the team, you will be responsible for supporting our most security-conscious customers in the European region. You will understand the key objectives and goals of our customers and auditors, understand AWS controls that strategically address these goals and objectives, and work with control owners to generate evidence that fulfills AWS compliance requirements. Additionally, you will be responsible for understanding AWS' operational processes around controls and be able to clearly articulate and communicate to various stakeholder audiences in a variety of forms.

The successful candidate is one who loves working across many stakeholders and geographies to design solutions for complex compliance challenges. We have a team culture that encourages ownership, diversity, inclusion, and innovation. Our team members and management alike to take a high degree of ownership for their program vision and execution of ideas. Our team members balance their unique perspective with those of the diverse perspectives of the team and its stakeholders. You will directly with most divisions within AWS service to improve AWS' ability to demonstrate assurances for our European customers.

In this role, you will facilitate open and transparent relationships with AWS customers and third-party auditors. We seek an experienced and industry professional who has the ability to understand IT processes, communicate to auditors, and to be able to drive innovative process changes through multiple organizations and teams.

This position will work out of the UK or Germany.

This position will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Understand and serve as a subject-matter expert around AWS security controls
  • Manage and fulfil requests around evidence to illustrate the key controls that exist across the AWS environment
  • Communicate to key stakeholders the operational processes around AWS security practices and how controls are implemented across the environment.
  • Communicate to leadership key risks and areas of program improvement, as well as seek diverse opinions and coordinate improvement efforts.
  • Fielding and addressing requests in collaboration with internal stakeholders.
  • Dive deep into the AWS control environment to develop broad domain and technical understanding of AWS control activities and implementation to articulate compliance to key stakeholders.
  • Bridge communication with key stakeholders and AWS technical communities to articulate control implementation.
  • Operate a quality rhythm of the business for managing multiple stakeholder expectations simultaneously.

About the team
Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten 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 16 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. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Mathematics, Accounting/Auditing, or other related fields.
  • 5+ years of experience in security, audits, customer trust, control assessments, or risk assessments.
  • 3+ years of experience assessing complex technical processes.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with monitoring and automating security controls.
  • Experience in third-party and/or Asia-Pacific regional examinations.
  • Demonstrates high judgement and risk decision making abilities.
  • Have experience in performing technical assessments and documentation of network, operating systems, application security, as well as auditing IT processes, including working knowledge of key controls across a number of industry best practices.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a relevant criminal check.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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