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Principal Technical Program Manager (TPM) — Information Security

Austin, TX 78701
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Amazon Information Security is a high visibility team that solves security challenges at a massive scale. We are looking for those who are ready to take on a lead role in addressing security issues across one of the largest and diverse companies in the world. Security issues at such scale and speed require a passion for defining and implementing robust solutions.

The InfoSec Engagement Team is looking for a focused Principal Technical Program Manager (TPM) with strong technical skills, problem-solving abilities, and customer obsession. The Industry Specialist will lead efforts to identify and address security concerns for Amazon across its existing partner teams such as Corporate Development, Amazon Subsidiaries, Information Security, and Business Line Security Teams (Federated Security Teams - FSTs). The ideal candidate would have excellent communication skills, the ability to influence stakeholders by creating win-win solutions, and the desire to be an individual contributor in securing Amazon's global environment. We are looking for an individual that can lead technical initiatives, build and maintain strategic relationships with internal and external partners, define and implement repeatable processes and deliver results against Amazon's dynamic security landscape.

Joining the Information Security team provides the unique challenge and opportunity to solve security issues across a diverse set of global businesses. The ideal candidate will draw upon exemplary project management capabilities, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a passion for creating reliable, maintainable, and secure solutions. The candidate should be open to new challenges, proficient at multi-tasking, innovative, self-directed, and a great team player. Candidates should drive continuous process improvement and collaborate effectively with cross-functional business and security teams to solve problems and implement solutions. The candidate will interact with a broad cross-section of the Amazon organization, spanning a wide range of technologies.

Key Responsibilities include:
· Lead initiatives aimed at identifying and eliminating security risks for Amazon and its partner teams such as Corporate Development, Amazon Subsidiaries, and Business Line Security Teams
· Manage the full life cycle of day-to-day security integration activities including coordination of detailed functional plans, communication with key stakeholders, and issue resolution. Create awareness of cross- functional inter-dependencies and establish prioritization for plan execution to minimize disruption on daily operations.
· Participant in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) process through leading security due-diligence efforts and working with cross-functional teams across global organizations
· Lead internal and/or third-party security assessment, architecture review, and penetration or other testing of the target organization and develop integration plans to include remediation of identified weaknesses and/or implementation of compensating controls
· Lead ambiguous and undefined problems to resolution in the face of uncertainty
· Demonstrate the ability to provide both structured and creative thinking in a dynamic, evolving, multi team-based environment
· Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels of management, building trust across the organization, and demonstrating discretion with sensitive information
· Show ownership and leadership skills in coordinating projects across multiple teams, driving them to successful conclusion while building strong, lasting relationships with both internal and external customers
· Be comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment while driving teams to complete goals
· Demonstrate the ability to break abstract goals into attainable, measurable work items


Basic Qualifications
· Bachelor€™s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Risk Management, Engineering, Math, Statistics or related discipline, or 15+ years€™ equivalent technology experience
· Minimum of 10 years of industry experience with a proven track record of delivery following Project Management principles
· 10+ years of executive communication. Effective written and oral communication with multiple levels of leadership involving both business and technical sides of the business
· 5+ years working in a technical role with a solid grasp of networking and security fundamentals
· Minimum of 5 years of experience managing the deployment of information security solutions at scale
· Ability to effectively coordinate between technical teams and business stakeholders
· Meets/exceeds Amazon€™s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon€™s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
· Ability to travel 25% of the time


Preferred Qualifications
· Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
· An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to drive innovation independently
· Maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, analytical skills, and leadership skills
· Strong customer focus, ownership, sense of urgency and drive
· Familiarity with web services, multi-tiered systems, complex architectures, workflow modeling and enterprise application integration
· Passion to make things better and resourceful, solutions-based approach to partnership
· Security-related certifications (i.e. CISSP, CISA)
· Possess an understanding of core information security principles and associated risk management principles
· Have extensive experience with of process improvement, team building, and strategic development
· Experience with large enterprise environments
· Experience with AWS products and services
· Experience with cross-organizational collaboration and negotiation

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