Sr. Physical Security Engineer, Data Center Design Engineering

Johnstown OH Amazon Data Services, Inc.

AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Sr. Physical Security Engineer to join its data center design team. Position is available for any of the following locations:
• Seattle, Washington
• Herndon, Virginia
• Columbus, Ohio
• Austin, Texas

As a Sr. Physical Security Engineer at AWS, you will lead security designs for Amazon Data Centers (DC) throughout our Americas Region. Physical Security Engineers at AWS work to design safe, secure, resilient, cost effective Data Center (DC) facilities. As a Physical Security Engineer at AWS, you will lead security designs for DCs in our Americas Region and impact AWS global DC security standards. You will be part of a highly creative and efficient design team comprised of Architects, Engineers, and Designers tasked with solving problems and challenging the status quo. As a subject matter expert, you will provide technical guidance, have a direct impact on the design of DC facilities, solve large-scale implementation issues, and be responsible for developing and communicating security design requirements to internal and external project partners.

As a Sr. Physical Security Engineer, you will work directly with other AWS Security Teams, AWS Management, and partners to collaborate in the real-world application of Physical Security throughout AWS. You will review and be very knowledgeable of new and cutting-edge technologies and security measures for possible application to the existing suite of security processes and measures in order to enhance the security posture across AWS. You should have a working knowledge of physical security principles and how that relates to practical application and real-world implementation of processes and measures, as well as working knowledge of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED).

Key job responsibilities
• Lead designs (construction drawings and specifications) for physical security elements (cameras, access control, intrusion detection, fences, gates, etc.) for DC projects.
• Collaborate with other security organizations within AWS to develop design standards, evaluate cost, risk and benefits of designs and facilitate design discussions.
• Communicate conceptual designs to internal stakeholders and external consultants.
• Participate in maintenance Basis of Design, prototype design, and template specifications for physical security elements.
• Create security design scope of work for design RFPs.
• Review and direct the work of physical security engineering design consultants.
• Manage multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously.
• Travel for site assessments, internal design meetings, construction review, and interfacing with design consultants. Anticipated travel not to exceed 25%.

About the team
o Why AWS
o Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

o Diverse Experiences
o Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

o Work/Life Balance
o We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

o Inclusive Team Culture
o Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

o Mentorship and Career Growth
o We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.


• Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering field or equivalent additional experience
• 10+ years of physical security design experience
• 3+ years of physical security design experience in data center or similar mission critical projects


• Physical Security Professional Certification (PSP) certification
• Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) certification
• Vendor and consultant management skills
• Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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