Amazon UK

Security Governance, Risk and Assurance Manager , AWS Security

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
30 Sep 2023
30 Oct 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 AWS's multi-tenant infrastructure.

AWS is looking for an exceptional Security Governance, Risk and Assurance Manager to work in a team of technical and non-technical experts. This team manages the underlying security programs and processes for personnel security, physical security system design and accreditations, education, awareness and training, information assurance, security operations and program security. This position will have visibility at senior levels of government agencies, commercial institutions, and AWS senior leadership.

You will have the opportunity to work with existing Infrastructure, Networking, Security and AWS Service teams to build new AWS regions. You will collaborate with a large number of internal and external stakeholders. You will assess risks, anticipate issues, help overcome technical obstacles, make difficult trade-off decisions, and balance business needs and technical constraints.

Key job responsibilities

Successful candidates will have a strong background in security risk management and governance frameworks to protect information and physical assets. Candidates will be detail oriented, and have excellent problem-solving abilities. You should be passionate about delivering great customer experiences.

Key responsibilities will include:

• Identify and manage physical, information and insider security risks, continually reviewing mitigation strategies.

• Implement and maintaining frameworks to protect information and physical assets aligning with AWS standards and customer requirements. For example, Information Security and Insider Threat Protection Frameworks.

• Implement classification and handling guidelines, ensuring key stakeholders are aware of the roles and responsibilities in protecting AWS and customer information

• Ensure security best practices are implemented and are able to scale to new demands

• Triage and manage information security incidents, ensuring lessons learned are identified and used as preventative measures

• Identify high risk information, assets and systems, ensuring security controls are in place and effective.

• Ensure security best practices are flowed down through the supply chain.

• Where relevant, develop specific policies and/or processes where needed.

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

London, GBR


• Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited university and/or relevant work experience.

• Extensive information security management experience, delivering on large scale and cross-functional programs in software or hardware industry

• Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions

• High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple / competing priorities simultaneously


• Extensive experience of implementing large scale technology products/programs

• Leadership role in a team providing day-to-day support during the rollout/implementation of newer systems/processes

• The ability to thrive in a high-energy environment where strategic and tactical activities are expected to be driven in parallel

• The ability to use both formal and informal influencing skills across cross-matrix organization.

• Excellent business judgment and a practical, common sense approach to getting things done.

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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