Senior Security Engineer, Amazon Games

Sep 29, 2023
Seattle, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work
- Minimum of 5 years of experience as a security engineer performing security reviews/analysis/investigations, penetration testing, and/or incident response in the context of large organizations
- Ability to read and write in at least one programming language
- Experience building cloud-based software (preferably AWS)
- Experience leading and coaching other security engineers
Amazon Games Security is looking for a highly effective security engineer to help implement our information security strategy for our expanding portfolio of AAA titles.

Our mission is to be the most customer-obsessed company in the games industry. At Amazon Games we’re creating games like the open world MMO New World and working with partners to publish hit games like Lost Ark. Amazon is working on several titles for PC, console and mobile platforms (some are publicly announced, look them up!).

We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to building the best games for our players. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills and value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

As a Senior Security Engineer, you will collaborate with internal software development teams and external partner studios to ensure we keep our customers safe while developing or publishing novel games.

The ideal candidate combines technical acumen with an ability to lead by influence and communicate clearly. They will need to deeply understand security risks and clearly articulate them to technical and non-technical audiences alike.

In addition to a strong understanding of security technologies, tool development, offensive and defensive security tactics, and ideally some experience with distributed systems, you’ll need a number of other qualities to be successful in this role. We're a newly-formed dedicated security team, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship.

Key job responsibilities
- Create, update, and maintain threat models for a wide variety of games and tools
- Design and implement security automation to improve our risk detection and remediation pipeline
- Promote security best practices company-wide
- Be a mentor for software developers and junior security peer
- Seek out, develop, and advocate for new technology to identify and mitigate complex risks
- Contribute to the development of the game security assessment capability (exploit research, training material, process improvement)
- Support the Amazon Security team on Incident Response workflows related to Amazon Games

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

Irvine, CA, USA | San Diego, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA- Experience with video game security, vulnerability research, and/or binary analysis
- Experience with video game development
- Experience building and securing complex cloud architecture (preferably AWS)
- Excellent judgement in assessing and prioritizing technical risk
- Awareness and understanding of current security threats, actors and their techniques
- Ability to negotiate priorities across teams to achieve challenging goals and security debt reduction
- Knowledge of game industry trends

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $136,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $247,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.
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