Security Engineer Intern - 2022 Edinburgh

Amazon · Competitive · Edinburgh
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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 an excellent information security team to tackle never-before-seen challenges at dizzying scales?

At Amazon, we hire the best minds in technology to innovate and build things to benefit our customers. The intense focus we have on our customers is how we have earn customer trust and why we are one of the worlds most beloved brands - customer obsession is part of our company DNA. To earn that trust in an environment as vast and varied as Amazons and an online world where threats grow ever more sophisticated requires building a world-class information security team to tackle never-before-seen challenges at dizzying scales.

Amazon is looking for an 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. Security engineers use cutting-edge technology to solve

complex problems and get to see the impact of their work first hand. There is a certain kind of person who takes on this role at Amazon - someone who is excited by the idea of creating new products, features, and services from scratch while managing ambiguity and the pace of a company whose ship cycles are measured in weeks, not years.

As an Amazon intern, you will be interacting with your peers and Amazons global team of full-time professionals as part of our world-beating Software and Systems Development teams. You will benefit from the opportunity to attend our popular technical architecture meetings, asking many questions and learning as you go. You will have

lots of fun and maybe even make history!


As a security engineer, you will/may:

Create and execute security controls, defences, and countermeasures to intercept and prevent internal and/or external attacks, seeking guidance from your team and manager.

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 causes, and resolve security or risk issues with guidance.

Currently enrolled in a Bachelors degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or related fields

Experience with at least one functional scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python, Ruby, shell scripting).

Knowledge of system, network, and OS.


Knowledge of internet fundamentals and cloud computing concepts

Familiarity with database, storage, & big data concepts

Experience with troubleshooting Networks (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, routing, switching, firewalls, LAN/WAN, traceroute, iperf, dig, cURL or related).

Comfortable working in a Linux/Unix environment.

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