Physical Security Specialist, SPEAR-Pre-Evaluations

Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Full Time
+16 locationsRemote
$112,300 - $160,000 a year
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Basic Qualifications · 5+ years of experience with Physical Security installation, design or maintenance of Access Control systems, Intrusion Detection systems, Locks, and/or CCTV Surveillance systems. · Ability to travel 50% · Experience in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). · Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products · Ability to travel globally.
Job summary
Special Programs Evaluations Assessments & Response (SPEAR) Pre-Evaluations Team is expanding to support the rapid growth of our data facilities throughout the globe and related security functions associated with this growth. We are looking for an independent, passionate, highly talented, and motivated security specialist to join the team. In this role you will participate in the planning, coordination and collaboration of physical security assessments for new builds in AWS data facilities, where the team will be identifying variances in approved standards and making recommendation for improvement. This role directly impacts AWS physical security operations and provides robust evaluations for these sites. This team will evaluate the application of all facets of physical security including people, processes and measures in order to address physical security vulnerabilities.

You will report to the Regional Pre-Evaluations Manager and support the Pre-Evaluations team by providing early detection of vulnerabilities, as well as keeping the standards team apprised of developments to ensure mitigations are implemented and considered in the future. You may also conduct physical security assessments on physical measures being considered by AWS Security and our partners. These assessments are supported by comprehensive written reports in order to present a complete picture of the physical security posture of a given site. All of which contributes towards the global effort to uphold the confidentiality, integrity and availability of AWS services.

As a Physical Security Industry Specialist, you will work directly with other AWS Physical Security Teams, AWS Management, and partners to collaborate in the real-world application of Physical Security within AWS. You will review and be very knowledgeable of new and cutting edge technologies and security measures for possible application to the existing suite of security processes and measures in order to enhance the security posture across AWS.

You should have a working knowledge of physical security principles and how that relates to practical application and real world implementation of processes and measures, as well as working knowledge of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), to include concepts and principles, data collection, analysis, presentations and reports, behavior and the physical (built) environment. This position will require extensive travel amounting to approximately 50% to ensure the delivery of this team’s mission both regionally and globally.

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

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we 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.

Key job responsibilities
  • Support the adjudication of identified physical security vulnerabilities. Ensure all vulnerabilities identified are documented and effective mitigation actions are taken to resolve the vulnerability.
  • Partner directly with regional/local AWS teams to review physical security related policies, standards and operating procedures to ensure physical security measures are in place prior to data facilities commissioning.
  • Work closely with the other SPEAR teams to ensure continued collaboration and coordination.
  • Continually monitor industry trends and events to ensure world class-evolving evaluations by developing and maintaining personal relationships with key industry personnel and manufacturers.
  • Assist the adjudications team and AWS partners to ensure findings are appropriately mitigated.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers to ensure fixes/mitigations are completed.

About the team

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.
Preferred Qualifications · Ability to integrate into an international work environment. · Experience in detailed planning and implementation of physical security assessments/evaluations in order to protect critical assets and support the application of physical security standards across people, processes and measures. · Demonstrated knowledge of physical security best practices to include the application of physical security, access control systems, and adversarial techniques. · Basic understanding of data center operations and facilities. · Demonstrated experience and high proficiency in briefing groups and leadership. · Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals. · Excellent oral and written communication skills. · Experience in briefing and communicating with all levels of management. · Ability to handle confidential information with care. · Ability to integrate into an international work environment. · Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role. The pay range for this position in Colorado is $112,300 - $160,000/yr however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon’s internal or external careers site. 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

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