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Security Control Assessor, Security Assurance Assessments



Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024


At Amazon Web Services (AWS), Security is our highest priority. The AWS Security Assurance team is responsible for diving deep into industry requirements, maintaining regulatory and security requirements, and establish strategies to meet current and upcoming customer and regulatory security needs. At AWS' scale, we hire experienced builders to design and operate scalable mechanisms to provide the highest level of assurance to our most regulatory conscious customers.

We are looking for an assessor to join our Security Assurance Assessments Team. As part of the team, you will perform control reviews related to our compliance and regulatory frameworks (e.g. FedRAMP). Our team performs complex control assessments for services and features, diving deep into the compliance and regulatory requirements necessary to be audit ready at launch.

This role facilitates our ability to grow and scale our internal compliance processes and mechanisms to meet the compliance and regulatory expectations globally. You should have the ability to learn and comprehend regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA, control implementations and operational effectiveness, AWS services, and IT and compliance processes. You should be able to evaluate opportunities for improvement, and influence across organizations and teams.

Key job responsibilities
Evaluating the control effectiveness and efficiency of services and features, recommending improvements to ensure they are audit ready at launch.

Working with service teams to perform assessment and remediation work in a timely manner, escalating as appropriate.

Communicating with your leadership the status and key deliverables of your initiatives, seeking diverse opinions.

Bridging communication with technical engineering and business teams to successfully capture and implement business requirements.

Diving deep into the operations of AWS compliance programs to develop broad domain and technical understanding of regulatory and customer expectations to drive process improvement initiatives.

Transforming raw thoughts into clear technical documentation and/or direction while developing and maintaining success and operational metrics.

Operating a quality rhythm of the business for managing compliance expectations.

Leading one project or campaign to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

A day in the life
In this role, you will work directly with service teams evaluating control implementations to ensure services and features are audit ready at general availability launch. You will work across the assessment organization as needed within our control frameworks, including but not limited to HIPAA and privacy requirements.

Additional work will include, but is not limited to:

- coordinating with Audit Program Managers
- suggesting uplift for evidence requirements
- working with internal and external auditors
- creating success and operational metrics
- developing status reporting
- working on process improvements
- coordinating with other security teams.

About the team
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.

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.

Training & 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.

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.


- A Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
- Minimum of one year of experience in: Control Assessments, Audit, or Federal Regulatory experience.
- Experience with HIPAA, Privacy, FedRAMP or other related regulatory and/or compliance program experience.


- Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity or other related fields, or equivalent experience.
- Experience using AWS Services.
- Experience performing security and privacy assessments and related remediation work.
- Record of delivery of IT process improvement projects with technology processes.
- Knowledge of assessments, authorization and continuous monitoring of cloud services and products.
- Experience developing a security compliance strategy based on product roadmap.

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 $50,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $107,200/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.