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Technical Program Manager, Proactive Security Detective Tooling, API Security Testing and Automation



Software Engineering, IT, Operations
Herndon, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024


AWS Security is looking for a Technical Program Manager (TPM) who has a strong passion for security-at-scale. Our team develops tools to automatically find security problems in AWS and Amazon APIs. This includes cloud services such as EC2 and S3 and also extends to consumer services like Amazon Alexa. This is a high visibility team that solves security challenges at a massive scale.

Our team deals with an immense number of APIs, pushing the envelope on scale and advanced analytical techniques to find and mitigate security threats. We work closely with AWS security analysts, incident response engineers, and automated reasoning experts to drive security improvements.

Key job responsibilities
- Help shape the vision for how dynamic analysis will improve security at AWS and Amazon.
- Drive engagement with AWS and Amazon service teams, security teams, and partners.
- Resolve ambiguities and align team plans to minimize technical risk and maximize odds of project success.
- Develop and review requirements for security automation tools.
- Track and report the team's progress using metrics that capture impact and value.
- Track and drive software development.

About the team
About Amazon Security

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.


- 5+ years of technical product or program management experience
- Experience managing programs across cross functional teams, building processes and coordinating release schedules
- Experience building and evaluating system-level technical design
- Experience working directly with engineering teams
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or related field; or equivalent work experience


- Experience with any combination of the following: API security or implementation, mobile security, threat modeling experience, secure coding, identity management and authentication, software development, cryptography, system administration and network security
- Experience with multiple programming languages is a definite plus (such as, Java, Python, Kotlin, etc.)
- Experience implementing and/or driving security solutions at the business level
- Experience managing stakeholders at the VP level and excellent written and verbal communication skills

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 $133,900/year in our lowest geographic market up to $231,400/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.