Security Engineer - Penetration Tester - Finance Business Services

Full Time
Seattle, WA
Areas of Interest: Software Assurance and Security Engineering, Test and Evaluation, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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If you love to build, to invent, to pioneer on a high performance team that's passionate about operational excellence
—we'd love to hear from you.

The Corporate Finance Business Services Team is looking for a penetration tester to perform penetration tests on its financial infrastructure and applications.

The scope of this role includes performing the full cycle of penetration testing engagements - from scoping, through threat modeling, information gathering, discovery, vulnerability assessment, active testing, pivoting and reporting. Your engagements will include internal, external, web, mobile and additional environments.

As a Penetration Tester you will be responsible for working closely with other teams at Amazon, while testing their application environments. You will exhibit a strong sense of customer obsession while working with those teams in a consulting facility. You will be providing deep security expertise and insight to correctly identify and reflect the security risks and vulnerabilities while working with them on remediation strategies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform full cycle engagements of penetration testing on business units independently, or as part of a team.
  • Configure, run and monitor automated security testing tools
  • Perform manual validation of vulnerabilities
  • Perform manual penetration testing of client systems, websites and networks to discover vulnerabilities
  • Thoroughly document exploit chain/proof of concept scenarios for client consumption
  • Communication skillset to influence VPs, Directors, and Financial and Technology Leaders to prioritize and execute remediation plans
  • Ability to develop innovative tools, solutions, processes which scale


  • Programming experience in Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby, .NET or other interpreted or compiled languages
  • Familiarity with vulnerability assessment and penetration best practices
  • Experience with vulnerability and penetration testing techniques and tools
  • Security testing tools including Metasploit, Nmap, Nessus, Burp Suite
  • Linux operating systems
  • Microsoft technologies
  • Mobile application programming and/or security testing
  • Wireless technologies
  • Web application technologies
  • Source code analysis software
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Network implementation (operational and security)
  • Telephony Technologies (analog and IP)
  • Social engineering
  • Physical security
  • Hardware hacking

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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