Senior AWS Regulatory Industry Specialist

Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.
 Seattle, WA


At Amazon Web Services (AWS), Security is our highest priority. The AWS Security Assurance team is responsible for demonstrating the security controls of services offered by AWS. At AWS' scale, we must invent new ways to provide the highest level of assurance to our most regulatory conscious customers.

We are looking for a highly motivated principal regulatory expert to join our team. As part of the team, you will manage targeted campaigns to solve complex compliance challenges, improve processes, and drive greater efficiencies across the security assurance organization. This role facilitates our ability to grow and scale our internal compliance processes to meet the compliance and regulatory expectations in markets and industries around the globe. You should be an experienced and industry professional who has the ability to understand IT and compliance processes, evaluate opportunities for improvement, and to be able to drive innovative campaigns through multiple organizations and teams.

This position will be responsible for the following activities:

· Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of compliance program activities and recommend improvements to improve delivery at scale.

· Lead and manage projects and campaigns with excellent project management skills.

· Communicate to leadership the status and key deliverables of team initiatives, seek diverse opinions and coordinate improvement efforts.

· Fielding and addressing requests for team support in collaboration with internal stakeholders.

· Dive 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.

· Bridge communication with both technical engineering and business teams to successfully capture and implement business requirements.

· Operate a quality rhythm of the business for managing regulatory expectations.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship.

Work/Life Balance

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other related fields, or equivalent experience.

· 15+ years of experience in project/program management in a technical field.

· 10+ years of IT security audit, compliance and/or relevant regulatory experience.

Preffered Qualifications

· Experience with monitoring and automating security controls.

· Have a record of delivery of IT process improvement projects with technology processes and/or major tech companies.

· Have experience in cloud technologies.

· Have experience in performing technical assessments and documentation of network, operating systems, application security, as well as auditing IT processes.

· Have an understanding of evaluating the design and effectiveness of IT controls.

· A portfolio of writing samples.

· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.

· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

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, visit


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