Data Center Physical Security Specialist

Amazon Web Services, Inc. Boardman, OR

About the Job

Job summary
Amazon Web Services (AWS) serves customers and developers who rely on storage, compute, and our other service capabilities. Our customers trust us to handle their data with air-tight security measures, which is something that we guarantee.

We are looking for a Data Center Security Specialist to join our expanding Data Center Operations team. Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented, innovative, and professional. They have a passion for delighting customers, teamwork, and continuous improvement.

The Data Center Security Specialist role may encompass oversight of contract employee deliverables and collaboration with Data Center Managers in order to devise security strategies, achieve financial targets, and to improve the overall operational security within our Data Centers. They will report to the Cluster Security Manager.

Key job responsibilities
Interface with and assist in mobilizing vendors involved in system repairs and new security construction
Coordinate the activities of a professional contract guard force
Oversee individual security vendor deliverables, track service delivery and request corrective actions from vendors as needed
Foster working relationships to educate data center stakeholders on false alarm reductions
Extract metrics and observe improvements by looking at and analyzing data
Verify Data Center security programs are delivered to meet defined global security standards
Develop strategies for improving electronic surveillance and access controls
Draft reports and prepare presentations on the status of physical security operations
Collaborate with managers in writing and implementing security processes and procedures
Serve as a customer advocate by identifying security-related opportunities and crafting innovative solutions that maintain uncompromising security standards
Be able to travel between local sites as needed, up to 50% of the workweek

About the team
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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.


· 1+ year of experience working in a standards-based professional work environment
· 1+ year of experience collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data to drive process and system improvement, and effect quality assurance
· 1+ year of experience with Microsoft Office tools


· Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
· 1+ year working in an operations, physical security or equivalent environment
· 2+ years of experience collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data
· Participated in an Integrated Project Team or served as part of team to complete a general project
· 2+ years of experience compiling reports
· 1+ years of demonstrated leadership skills
· 1+ years of incident response & management experience
· 3+ years of experience with Microsoft Office tools
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity

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