Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking an experienced security and audit executive to lead our global certification and compliance programs with the objective of enabling customers of all size and complexity to confidently move sensitive workloads to AWS. This leader will own our audit engagement teams and will balance a large audit and assurance portfolio, demonstrating compliance against multiple frameworks by evidencing IT processes, controls, and product security features to meet those requirements. This leader drives meaningful efficiencies and automation into the assurance programs and in the engagement with the AWS service teams.
This leader will also head up the customer outreach and engagement with the AWS Sales teams on emerging markets, new certifications and other mechanisms to meet our global customer transparency needs. This leader will also need to be able to effectively engage with large, multi-national customers who are moving regulated workloads to AWS, assisting them in their risk management and vendor validation efforts while also safeguarding the privacy and security of AWS and our customers. This leader must have a proven track record of being effective at building trust with risk averse customers and in helping them work through complex security and risk issues. This leader will also be a key stakeholder and participant in global strategic influence initiatives, consult internally and externally on security and assurance topics, and regularly engage with senior leadership at AWS and Amazon.
This candidate must be a technically experienced and innovative security/compliance professional who has the ability to understand complex IT processes and technologies and be able to drive innovative process changes through multiple organizations and teams. The AWS Security Assurance Senior Manager position is based out of Seattle, WA.
This position will be responsible for the following activities:
- Lead the executive engagement with the various external audit teams and own the certification programs. This includes improving documentation, tracking progress and performance, ensuring all audit objectives are met, coordinating all audit improvement efforts, monitoring process improvement effectiveness, and regularly communicating and presenting to leadership teams.
- Drive the efforts to improve the control environment, guide control owners in managing their control activities and confirm readiness of controls for audit and/or certification. This includes the resolution of audit findings and the execution of projects originated from internal assessments. Also assist with linking policy, standard operating procedures, controls, monitoring, and reporting with the goal of improving operations, compliance policies, and risk management.
- Evaluate emerging markets and associated new certifications. Engage in global strategic influence initiatives as needed.
- Engage with large, multi-national customers who are moving regulated workloads to AWS, assisting them in their risk management and vendor validation efforts