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Amazon Security Engineer, Security Automation, Security Operational Research in Courbevoie, France


Amazon Data Services France is looking for a highly motivated Security Engineer to help build and scale security, while responding to security issues across the largest cloud provider in the world.

Amazon Security customers demand the highest quality and reliability for their services. We continually look for way to invent and simplify to scale security as it expands, while driving complex issues to resolution.

As an Operational Research Security Engineer you will be expected to drive operational excellence in everything we do. This includes creating sane processes, procedures and automation to improve efficiency in our day-to-day tasks and projects. You will work closely on supporting internal customers, ensuring that their needs and issues are being addressed.


As a team member, you are part of an oncall rotation to provide critical support for Security Operations team. You also perform research to enhance the stance of Security, and the efficiency of Operations, through metrics and various data analysis.

Incident Response

You will be integral to developing and improving incident and change management within the security space. Responsibilities include driving initiatives regarding improvements to existing tools & processes and providing feedback on new practices & procedures in order to scale with the rapid expansion of the Amazon platform and customer base.

Operations Measurement

As an Operational Research Security Engineer you will be expected to drive quality into the metrics we report to assist us in focusing on the areas that give us the best ROI. This includes measurement of our project plans, issues, and cycle times.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. The team has a mix of experience levels, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers and managers truly enjoy mentoring junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring, thorough code reviews, and providing opportunities to lead new development.

We care about your career growth. We create opportunities for you to continuously develop into a more well-rounded leader and builder, enabling greater customer impact and influence over time.

Inclusive and Diverse Culture

Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes, we secure the world’s most comprehensive cloud, and we believe a big reason for that is the inclusive and welcoming culture we cultivate every day.

We’re looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers. We want someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we’ve been building.

We understand that life is dynamic and we have a flexible work environment that enables individuals to adjust their work schedule to accommodate personal needs. We generally keep core business hours of 9:30 - 4:30UTC, while allowing flexibility as needed. At Security, it’s not about clocking hours, it’s about delivering results.

On-Call Responsibility

This position involves on-call escalation responsibilities. We don’t like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don’t get paged for the same issue twice.

Key job responsibilities

  • You are an experienced engineer. You engage autonomously with product and system owners to help create, build and innovate security operations.

  • You contribute to the strategic vision for your team, partnering effectively with customers and stakeholders. You establish a roadmap and successfully deliver engineering solutions that execute that vision.

  • You are able to independently make short-term vs. long-term decisions. You define clear goals and objectives. You make crisp decisions about what projects move forward and in what priority order.

  • You proactively identify risks and bring them to the attention of your manager, customers, and stakeholders with plans for mitigation before they become roadblocks. You know when to escalate.

  • You communicate ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, to all types of audiences. You are able to write narratives and strategic documentation.

  • You work successfully with customers, leaders, and other engineering teams.

  • You define metrics to measure customer experience, solution quality, and operational excellence.

  • Your team has customer engagement mechanisms, adheres to SLAs, and effectively manages operations.

A day in the life

  • You review new and ongoing security mitigations to implement, analysing the proposed path forward and course correcting rapidly.

  • You align the short term requirements with our long term investments, consistently measuring innovation impact, and proposing out-of-the box solutions.

  • You identify gaps by constantly challenging the norms. Every little innovation could result in days of operational improvement for customers.

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.

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

Courbevoie, FRA

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering, (or) 3+ years’ equivalent technology experience

  • 3 + years experience building scalable incident response utilities and tools for internal use that enable your fellow Security Engineers to operate at high speed and wide scale

  • 3 years’ experience with focus in areas such as systems, network, and/or application security

  • 3 + years experience with web protocols and Linux/Unix tools and architecture

  • 3+ years experience in host, network and application security

  • 2+ years experience building automated tools in any of these languages: C, C++, Python, Perl, and/or Ruby

Preferred Qualifications

  • A MS degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering, or 5+ years’ equivalent technology experience.

  • A high degree of organization and be very detail-oriented. Must be able to interact with and influence people at all levels.

  • Previous experience on a Security Operations team

  • Experience with virtualisation technologies, familiarity with AWS services is highly valued in particular

  • Strong knowledge of web protocols and an in-depth knowledge of Linux/Unix tools and architecture

  • Well-rounded background in host, network and application security

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical individuals up to executive level.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects in a dynamic environment. A high degree of organization.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical individuals up to executive level.

  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects

  • Familiarity with Cloud Environment and architecture.

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