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Newark, New Jersey
Culver City, California
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Security Engineer

Technology   |   Job ID  2519112
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Job Summary

Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.

As a Security Engineering Leader at Audible you will advocate for information security throughout all our software development and business processes. You will work with other Security Engineers, Application Developers, System Engineers and Business Leaders to protect our customers and Audible’s business.

Audible Information Security team is looking for an experienced Security Engineering Leader to join our world class team. We are obsessed with protecting customer trust. We are a hands-on team working to protect our computer networks, servers, applications and data assets.

As a Senior Security Engineer, you will...
- Drive the security architecture of the cutting-edge technology underlying the Audible web and mobile applications and services to define and implement secure-by-default and defense-in-depth strategies
- Partner with the developer teams developing our services, and contribute security expertise to the architecture and design of Audible systems
- Apply your knowledge to conduct or guide deep testing of these systems to uncover security issues both manually and using developing automation tools as needed to support your work
- Research new techniques, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors in these components to proactively drive security improvement across each functional area
- Play a leadership role in Audible InfoSec and Audible development community setting direction for security of key technologies and serving as a subject matter expert resource for security engineers and business leaders inside and outside of your organization
- Apply your security and business knowledge to drive secure and pragmatic improvements broadly to Audible services, making technical trade-offs between short versus long term security and business goals

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

Cambridge, MA, USA | Culver City, CA, USA | Newark, NJ, USA

Basic Qualifications

- BS in Engineering or Computer Science, or other relevant degree
- 5+ years of experience in security engineering, in areas including application security, secure SDLC, penetration testing, system/network/cloud security, incident response, and risk mitigation
- 1+ years of experience in a technical leadership role
- Hands-on technical expertise in building effective security solutions at large scale
- Experience in mentoring an engineering community on complex technical issues or ambiguous technical challenges

Preferred Qualifications

- MS in Engineering or Computer Science, or other relevant degree
- Strong understanding of web application, networking, and cloud technologies
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
- Ability to identify security issues and risks, and develop mitigation plans or solutions
- Expert knowledge of web and mobile application vulnerabilities, attacks, and mitigation methods
- Demonstrated experience using communication skills to advocate security for both technical and non-technical audiences
- Experience in driving large scale, cross-organization initiatives
- Sharp analytical abilities and proven innovation skills to unblock adoption of security mechanisms
- Relevant industry certifications (e.g., SANS/GIAC, OSCP/OSWA/OSWE, CompTIA, Microsoft, Linux, AWS)

Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible 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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