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Regional Leader, Security & Compliance Business Acceleration

Regional Leader, Security & Compliance Business Acceleration

Job ID 
426235
Location 
UK-London
Posted Date 
02/08/2016
Company 
Amazon Web Services UK Limited
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Job Description


Job ID: 426235
Posting Date: 23 August 2017
Closing Date: 22 September 2017
Location, London, UK
Salary: Competitive

Are you an experienced business and technical leader of IT security teams? Do you have broad and deep knowledge of cloud computing and related IT technologies, especially as it relates to security and compliance? Do you have solid experience understanding and influencing security-related technology decisions made by public sector customers (governments, educational institutions, non-profit entities, and non-governmental organizations)? Do you enjoy working with customers to achieve greater successes and enhanced security by using cloud technology as part of a broader IT modernization effort?

Amazon Web Services, the world’s leading provider of cloud computing services, seeks an experience IT security leader (ideally, an ex-Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in public sector or a regulated industry) to help build and run a new global Security and Compliance Business Acceleration Team (SECBAT) within the Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) business. Working side by side with WWPS sales leaders, solutions architect managers, and professional services practice managers, you will be responsible for developing and delivering on a strategy to help educate public sector market segments, customers, and regulators about how the AWS cloud can improve their security posture from their current on-premises implementation. As part of that effort, you will bring data and persuasive abilities to bear to help lay to rest any remaining concerns about cloud security.

Working closely with AWS security marketing to develop and deliver higher level messages, as well as account-level sales to work specific customer engagements, you will function primarily at the crucial middle level between marketing and sales to influence public sector markets broadly across the globe. You will have a special emphasis on public sector customers in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), but you will also work closely with colleagues with the same role stationed in the Americas and APAC. Together with those colleagues, and supported by your own set of technologically deep, security-focused Solutions Architects within the SECBAT team, as well as Program Managers helping to create and track goals, metrics, and reporting, you will develop and deliver a global strategy, with local customization as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess a diverse background in information security management, business, sales and/or business development, IT management, infrastructure, and/or engineering background, as well as knowledge of cloud computing, industry trends, product development, business and organizational skills, and strong technical know-how. All of this will come be brought together and focused within your experience as a CISO (or equivalent role), with your top-notch understanding of IT security, and the impact of the cloud on security and compliance. This role requires a passion for public sector customers and their missions, a talent for innovation, a desire to learn and be curious, and a high level of comfort navigating ambiguity while creating clarity as you move forward. You must be able to scale and influence key decision-makers both externally and internally, while also being able to dive deep, paying attention to details.

Responsibilities:
  • Working with WWPS leaders, develop a strategy to influence and measurably impact public sector customers’ perception and experience around AWS’s world-class cloud security and compliance capabilities; and then deliver on that strategy.
  • The strategy will include, but not be limited to, improved security marketing and messaging (working closely with the AWS Security and AWS Marketing teams); evangelism and content development and delivery via press, analyst, and major industry events; specific security-related strategic customer engagements in a sales overlay model; and efforts to improve security and compliance models and regimes in different countries and public sector submarkets (working closely with the AWS Compliance team).
  • Develop and build consensus around approaches for measuring and reporting on the impact of the SECBAT team on AWS successes, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Help hire and manage a global team of security and compliance experts, some with a more business-oriented background and focus, others with a more deeply technical background and focus.
  • Develop, elucidate, and bring back to the AWS engineering and security teams customer feedback and requirements to help AWS continually improve its capabilities, features, and delivery models.
  • In sum, work closely with global WWPS account teams and sales and technical leadership to drive adoption of AWS cloud and service solutions into top public sector accounts by focusing on security and compliance, educating, influencing, knocking down barriers, and changing market perceptions to a significant degree.




Basic Qualifications

  • Relevant business or technical leadership, information security management, product management, business development, program or project management, and/or operations experience in and around information technologies, with a special emphasis on knowledge and experience related to information security and compliance.
  • Solid knowledge of and experience with IT security, defense in depth, compliance frameworks, cloud computing, service-oriented architectures, distributed systems, modern application architectures, and the like.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges; strong analytical and excellent communications skills, verbal/presentation skills, writing skills, and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to influence and guide both customers and internal stakeholders around business and technical strategies in the security area, and to translate from business requirements to technical solutions.
  • Must have a passion for innovation, be comfortable defining a way forward in the face of ambiguity, have the ability to scale and influence broadly, and as well as the ability to dive deep and pay attention to details.
  • Must enjoy working in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment; outstanding interpersonal, collaboration, and teamwork skills and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant business, computer science, and/or engineering disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications

All of the above, and/or…
  • Experience as the Chief Information Security Officer (or equivalent) of a public sector entity (government agency, educational institution, etc.), or of an enterprise in a regulated industry (financial services, healthcare, etc.).
  • Fifteen or more years of relevant business or technical leadership, information security management, product management, business development, program or project management, and/or operations experience in and around information technologies, with a special emphasis on knowledge and experience related to information security and compliance.
  • Deep and broad technical knowledge of and experience with IT security, defense in depth, compliance frameworks, cloud computing, service-oriented architectures, distributed systems, modern application architectures, and the like; good understanding of virtualization, storage systems, software-defined networks, Internet Protocol, high availability and high scalability using modern techniques (scale out versus scale up), etc.
  • Rich experience with IT security, both technical and operational, as well as experience with compliance regimes and standards relevant to countries in EMEA, as well as commercial regimes such as PCI DSS, or equivalents.
  • Proven hiring, team building, and management skills, including hiring, developing, and promoting the best, with full management control over organizations of five or more technical and/or business professionals.
  • Masters’ degree or PhD in relevant business, computer science, or engineering disciplines.