Physical Security Subject Matter Expert

Employer: Amazon
Location UK-Virtual Location - UK

Job Description

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Physical Security Team is rapidly expanding to support the exponential growth of our data facilities and related security functions associated with this growth. AWS is looking for an independent, passionate, highly talented, and motivated subject matter expert to join us. In this role you will be responsible for the performance of physical security reviews of our data facilities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, applying physical security principles and standards, to report areas which are within scope of the standards and areas which can be improved. You will prepare written reports of the physical security reviews you execute in the EMEA Region. You will also be responsible for development, integration and analysis of physical security standards and implementation, as well as identifying areas for possible improvement to present a complete picture of the mission of this team. This position is located in London, United Kingdom.

As an EMEA Physical Security subject matter expert you will work directly with other AWS Physical Security Team members, AWS Management, and customers to aid in the real world application of Physical Security Standards and Principles to existing facilities around the world. You will also review new and cutting edge technology and security equipment for possible application to the existing security system to enhance the security posture of our data facilities.

An ideal candidate for this role will be willing and able to work at all levels, from the knowledge of Physical Security Principles to the practical application and real world implementation of them. An Ideal candidate would also have knowledge of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), to include concept and principles, data collection, analysis, presentations and reports, behavior and the physical (built) environment. The candidate must also be able to manage the execution of detailed and technical reviews of existing facilities and identifying areas which can be improved to enhance the physical security posture of a site. This position may require extensive travel worldwide.

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As a subject matter expert, execute Physical Security Reviews of data facilities in the EMEA Region. Ensure that all vulnerabilities identified as part of this review process are documented and effective corrective action taken to mitigate or repair the security vulnerability.
Partner directly with AWS Security customers to review security related documentation and help them understand the implementation of all physical security standards and policies to their real world environment.
Develop and review new and cutting edge technology and security equipment for possible application to the existing security system to enhance the security posture of our data facilities.
Assist the AWS Security Assurance team in determining the strategic direction of the AWS Physical Security Program based on customer interaction and demonstrative metrics.
Be and remain connected with industry trends and events. Develop and maintain personal relationships with key industry personnel and manufacturers.
Assist work of internal and external auditors or advisors as necessary.
Keep the AWS Security Assurance leadership team fully informed of customer engagement status, issues, and activities.

Basic Qualifications
Required Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:

7+ years of experience working with Physical Security Principles and/or Access Control/Intrusion Detection and CCTV Surveillance systems.
Knowledge of CPTED.
Experience in conducting reviews of existing facilities and applying Physical Security Principles to practical applications experienced at the site.
Experience in analysis of new and cutting edge Physical Security Technology and devices.
Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience in briefing and communicating with all levels of management.
Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects.
Ability to travel worldwide.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications

Experience in performing technical assessments and audits physical security access control/intrusion detection and CCTCV surveillance systems.
Clear understanding of cloud computing services.
Experience and proficiency in public speaking
Experience in building successful compliance/audit programs