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Amazon Security Engineer, AWS Security Operations Center (SOC) in Sydney, Australia


AWS is looking for a Security Engineer to join the SOC team in Sydney, Australia.

This position supports AWS Security Engineers and Technical Program Managers with security operations and incident response activities. You will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating security response activities for a wide range of AWS products and services. You will drive “Tier 1” and "Tier 2" related issues to resolution across numerous service teams.

Key job responsibilities

You will need a combination of troubleshooting, technical, and communication skills, as well as the ability to handle an assortment of disparate tasks which may include small-project and software development work. This role will provide career growth opportunities as you gain new security skills in the course of your duties.

About the team

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 engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Diverse Experiences

Amazon Security values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why Amazon Security

At Amazon, security is central to maintaining customer trust and delivering delightful customer experiences. Our organization is responsible for creating and maintaining a high bar for security across all of Amazon’s products and services. We offer talented security professionals the chance to accelerate their careers with opportunities to build experience in a wide variety of areas including cloud, devices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, operations, and physical stores.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.

Inclusive Team Culture

In Amazon Security, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Ongoing DEI events and learning experiences inspire us to continue learning and to embrace our uniqueness. Addressing the toughest security challenges requires that we seek out and celebrate a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices.

Mentorship and Career growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, training, and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

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

Sydney, NSW, AUS

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or 3+ years’ equivalent technology experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years or more of demonstrated experience with a focus in areas such as systems, network, and/or application security.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience on a Security Operations team, coordinating responses to security incidents and knowledge of web protocols, common attacks, and an in-depth knowledge of Linux/Unix tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years’ equivalent information security experience.

  • 3+ years’ experience with internet security issues, cloud architectures, and threat landscape.

  • Familiarity with cloud architecture/infrastructure and general networking principles.

  • Experience with virtualization technologies, especially with AWS services.

Acknowledgement of country:

In the spirit of reconciliation Amazon acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

IDE statement:

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, disability, age, or other legally protected attributes.