Sr. Security Engineer, Offensive Security Penetration Testing
Madrid, ESP
hace 6 días

Job summary

Amazon’s Information Security Penetration Testing Team is seeking a Senior Security Engineer to help keep Amazon secure for its customers.

In this role, you will attack Amazon’s services, applications, and websites to discover security issues and report them to our internal technology teams.

This position will provide you with challenging opportunities, both technologically and as a leader, but will also be a great deal of fun if hacking Amazon alongside a team of highly skilled individuals sounds exciting to you.

A Security Engineer at Amazon is expected to be strong in multiple domains. Engineers in this role work closely with teams throughout Information Security, as well as provide technical leadership and advice to teams and leaders throughout Amazon.

You will be in direct contact with teams in a variety of business verticals, giving you first hand knowledge about how Amazon is built and how it operates at a deep, technical level.

Additionally, you will leverage the knowledge you gain about Amazon to find new ways to break services, processes, and technologies throughout the company.

Engineers in this role must show exemplary judgment in making technical trade-offs between short-term fixes and long-term security and business goals.

You will demonstrate resilience and navigate ambiguous situations with composure and tact. You will be expected to provide thought leadership for the organization as you discover, invent, and innovate throughout the course of your duties.

Above all else, a strong sense of customer obsession is necessary to focus on the ultimate goal of keeping Amazon and its customers secure.

Key job responsibilities

  • Leading high quality application penetration tests independently, or as part of a team
  • Creating detailed engagement plans and thoroughly documenting findings, gaps, and remediation recommendations
  • Developing and implementing improvements to team tooling, innovation, and processes
  • Influencing team strategy, direction, and priorities
  • Advancing strategic initiatives by influencing leadership, key stakeholders, and partnering with teams throughout Amazon
  • Leading effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities
  • Communicating and collaborating with partner teams, service owners, Information Security, and senior leadership to influence, prioritize, and drive the resolution of discovered security findings
  • About the team

    Inclusive Team Culture

    Here at Amazon, 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.


  • 5+ years of experience in a penetration testing or similar offensive security role
  • 5+ years of professional experience with security engineering practices, including : web application security, network security, authentication and authorization protocols, cryptography, automation, and other software security disciplines
  • 5+ years of experience with dynamic and manual code auditing to identify security issues
  • 5+ years of experience with interpreted or compiled languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, C / C++, Java, .NET)
  • Experience with threat modeling, design review, or other threat analysis techniques
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent industry experience

  • Experience with mobile application penetration testing
  • Knowledge of cloud service providers and their offerings, preferably AWS, and its various technologies and services
  • Experience in various security domains (e.g. system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, application security, incident response)
  • Experience in developing security tooling and automation
  • Experience in CTF competitions, CVE research, and / or Bug Bounty recognition
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or related field
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