SPEAR Evaluator

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Special Program Evaluations Assessments & Response (SPEAR) Team is expanding to support the growth of our data facilities and related security functions associated with this growth. AWS is looking for an independent, passionate, highly talented, and motivated Evaluator to join us in the US East region. In this role you will be responsible for performing physical security evaluations, of our data facilities in the US East, evaluating the application of physical security across people, processes and measures in order to identify vulnerabilities. This will include the reporting of identified vulnerabilities, and ensuring that you document and provide guidance on the path to resolution. You will be responsible for the creation of all written reports related to the evaluations you conduct within the US East. You will also participate in the development, integration and analysis of physical security standards and their implementation, as well as identifying areas for possible improvement to present a complete picture of the mission of this team, as well as contributing towards the global effort. This position is located in Herndon.

As a SPEAR Evaluator you will work directly with other AWS Physical Security Teams, AWS Management, and customers to aid in the real world application of Physical Security to currently existing facilities within the US East. You will also review new and cutting edge technology and security measures for possible application to the existing suite of security processes and measures, to enhance the security posture of our data facilities.


An ideal candidate for this role will be willing and able to work at all levels, from the theoretical knowledge of physical security principles to the practical application and real world implementation of processes and measures. This ideal candidate would also have knowledge of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), to include concept and principles, data collection, analysis, presentations and reports, behavior and the physical (built) environment. The candidate must be able to execute detailed evaluations of our existing facilities within the US East, identifying areas which can be improved to enhance the physical security posture of each site. This position may require extensive travel amounting to approximately 50%, to ensure the delivery of the this teams mission globally and within the US East.


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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
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· Manage and lead the execution of assessments of all data facilities within US East. Ensuring that all vulnerabilities identified as part of this assessment process are documented and effective mitigation actions are taken to resolve the security vulnerability.
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· Partner directly with AWS Security customers to review security related documentation and help them understand the implementation of all physical security standards and policies to their real world environment.
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· Develop and review new and cutting edge technology and security measures for possible application to the existing suite of security processes and measures to enhance the security posture of our data facilities.
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· Assist the global SPEAR team in determining the strategic direction of the AWS Physical Security Program based on customer interaction and demonstrative outputs.
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· Be and remain connected with industry trends and events. Develop and maintain personal relationships with key industry personnel and manufacturers.
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· Assist work of internal and external assessors or auditors as necessary.
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· Keep the AWS Security leadership team fully informed of customer engagement status, issues, and activities.

Basic Qualifications

The basic qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job:
· 7+ years of experience working with Physical Security Principles and/or Access Control/Intrusion Detection and CCTV Surveillance systems.
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· 5+ years of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) experience.
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· 5+ years of experience in conducting reviews of existing facilities and applying Physical Security Principles to practical applications experienced at the site.
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· 5+ years of experience in analysis of new and cutting edge Physical Security Technology and devices.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job:
· Experience in performing physical security assessments of people, processes and measure including access control/intrusion detection and CCTCV surveillance systems.
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· Clear understanding of cloud computing services.
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· Experience and proficiency in public speaking.
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· Experience in building successful assessment programs.
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· Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.
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· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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· Proven track record of leading and managing geographically dispersed team members.
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· Experience in briefing and communicating with all levels of management.
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· Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects.
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· Demonstrated knowledge of physical security best practices to include but not limited to application of physical security systems, investigation techniques, management of contract security guards and incident management.
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· Ability to handle confidential information with care.
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· Ability to integrate into an international work environment.
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· Ability to travel worldwide.
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· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
· Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age