Security Engineer Intern - Summer 2020 (US)
Seattle, WA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job/Internship Description
Are you excited for the opportunity to secure hundreds of thousands of hosts, hundreds of millions of lines of code, billions of online transactions, and one of the most visited sites on the Internet? Are you passionate about solving problems in an online world where threats grow ever more sophisticated? Do you want to be a part of a world-class information security team to tackle never-before-seen challenges at dizzying scales?

If this describes you, consider joining us as an intern in the summer of 2020! Amazon is looking for a Security Engineer Intern to join the Information Security (InfoSec) team. InfoSec is focused on privacy, compliance and governance, and security across multiple domains including: application, partner, offensive security, defensive security, and software development.
Amazon interns have the opportunity to work alongside the industry's brightest engineers who innovate everyday on behalf of our customers. You will be matched to a manager and a mentor. You will have the opportunity to impact the evolution of Amazon technology as well as lead mission critical projects early in your career. Your design, code, and raw smarts will contribute to solving some of the most complex technical challenges in security.

In addition to working on an impactful project, you will have the opportunity to engage with Amazonians for both personal and professional development, expand your network, and participate in fun activities with other interns throughout the summer. No matter the location of your internship, we give you the tools to own your summer and learn in a real world setting.

Come build the future with us!

Amazon internships are full-time (40 hours/week) for 12 consecutive weeks with start dates between May and June 2020. Applicants should have at a minimum one quarter/semester remaining after their internship concludes.

As a Security Engineer, you will/may:
* Collaborate with experienced Amazonians to create and execute security controls, defenses, and countermeasures to intercept and prevent internal and/or external attacks
* Develop, test, review, debug or deploy code that supports security protocols
* Work effectively with your team to identify security problems and improve the security aspects of their service(s)
* Assess risks that could affect the integrity, availability, or confidentiality of data, systems, or services
* Resolve security events, incidents, or conduct security assessments using penetration tests, ethical hacking tools, or risk mitigation methodologies to evaluate vulnerabilities
* Classify, store, and handle data in accordance with policy or best practices
* Troubleshoot, research the root cause of, and resolve security or risk issues with guidance

Basic Qualifications
* Currently enrolled in or received a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Math/Statistics/Engineering or other equivalent quantitative discipline with a conferral date after September 2020
* Experience with at least one functional scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python, Ruby, shell scripting)Advertisement
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