Amazon UK

Security Assurance Specialist

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
03 Mar 2021
11 Mar 2021
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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 Industry Specialist 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, and program security. This position will have visibility at senior levels of government agencies, commercial institutions, and AWS including interaction with CISOs, CTOs, their staffs, and AWS senior leadership.

This position will be working in a team of industry-leading security experts working with UK customers to operate and continuously improve industry-leading security programs and processes. This role will contribute to the development of the team, at a high pace, in a high visibility environment, to execute the team's vision. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated candidate who can prioritise well and can communicate clearly and compellingly. This Industry Specialist will have a multi-disciplined background and a strong track record of delivering risk management, security compliance and assurance in programs.

Among other duties, the Industry Specialist will:
• Develop and assess control frameworks and compliance risks and communicate recommendations to AWS leadership
• Manage changes to the control environment and in the preparing of audits; guide control owners in documenting their own control activities and confirm readiness of controls for audit and/or certification
• Drive process improvements and control implementation projects in coordination with key stakeholders and the service teams. This includes the resolution of audit findings, and the execution of projects originated from internal assessments
• Be the 'front line' in liaising with auditors, improve documentation, track progress and performance, coordinate all improvement efforts, monitor process improvement effectiveness, and regularly communicate and present to leadership teams
• Ensure controls appropriately mitigate AWS and customer risks
• Develop, track, and report on key program performance metrics
• Continuously monitor processes and drive improvements in efficiency and quality of our security programs
• Conduct periodic program reviews to ensure compliance with the accreditation/certification requirements in increasingly innovative ways
• Engage with AWS and customer leadership teams on a regular basis

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.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of 6 years' experience in the security field
• Minimum of 4 years' experience in risk management, assurance and compliance
• Degree or equivalent experience in (Computer Science, Engineering, Cyber Security, IT Security Management, Security Risk Management) a related security field

Preferred Qualifications:
• An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to drive innovation independently; have a passion to improve at every opportunity
• Effective written and oral communication with multiple levels of leadership involving both business and technical sides of the business
• Ability to able to credibly coordinate between technical teams and business stakeholders
• Demonstrated maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, analytical skills, and leadership skills
• Must be able to define program goals and roadmaps based on customer needs and strategic direction, and ensure that committed projects are delivered on schedule by the relevant team members
• Familiarity with web services, multi-tiered systems, workflow modelling and enterprise application integration
• Ideal candidate will have an intermediate or better level of knowledge of a variety of government security programs in multiple fields (personnel security, program security, physical security, and education, awareness, and training)

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.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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