Amazon UK

Security Assurance Specialist, AWS

Amazon UK
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
27 May 2023
28 May 2023
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud provider, providing virtualized infrastructure, storage, networking, messaging, and many other services to customers all over the world. AWS runs a globally distributed environment, operating at massive levels of scale. Businesses, from start-ups to enterprises, run their operations and applications on Amazon's multi-tenant infrastructure.

AWS is seeking a Security Assurance Analyst with a strong understanding and awareness of the role assurance can play in upholding the highest standards to our customers. The Security Assurance Analyst will be part of the team that provides oversight and governance to the services that connect AWS regions of differing security classifications.

AWS is delivering exciting and complex distributed systems, and the Security Assurance analyst is essential to how AWS operate and secure these.

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 we 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.

Key job responsibilities

• Establish auditing to facilitate the analysis of the processes in place for data flow control

• Become a subject matter expert in our oversight and governance framework

• Participate in the creation and ongoing management of the internal controls, policies, and procedures

• Work with a range of AWS teams to gather evidence to confirm key controls exist across the environment

• Communicate to key stakeholders how security and compliance controls are implemented

• Communicate to leadership key risks and areas of process improvement

• Seek diverse opinions and coordinate improvement efforts

• Report and investigate non-compliance issues


• Extensive experience in auditing IT processes, including working knowledge of key controls across a number of industry best practices

• Proven analytical and quantitative skills, and an ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, develop business cases, and complete root cause analyses

• Extensive experience in security, audits, customer trust, control assessments, or risk assessments

• Good presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with our customers and technical teams


• Familiarity with web services, multi-tiered systems, workflow modelling and enterprise application integration

• Experience assessing complex technical processes

• Demonstrate high judgement and risk decision making abilities

• Involvement in the delivery of projects and programs across multiple teams

• Strong critical thinking, verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail

• Ability to work successfully in a team environment and build effective working relationships inside and outside of the group.

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.

Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. If you have a disability and need an adjustment during the application and hiring process, including support for the interview or onboarding process, please contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT), Monday through Friday from 7:00 am GMT - 4:00 pm GMT. If calling directly from the United Kingdom, please dial +44 800 086 9884 (tel:+448000869884). If calling from Ireland, please dial +353 1800 851 489 (tel:+3531800851489).

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