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Data Center Physical Security Manager, US ADC Data Center Security



culpeper, va, usa · culpeper, va, usa · London, UK
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading cloud provider, delivering virtualized infrastructure, storage, networking, messaging, and many other services to customers all over the world to include the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).

AWS is looking for an exceptional Program Security Officer / Data Center Security Manager with a strong track record of supporting security programs within cleared facilities, demonstrable program/project management experience, comprehensive program security knowledge, and a deep understanding of government security programs, processes, and requirements.

As a Program Security Officer (PSO) / Data Center Security Manager (DSM) at an accredited AWS site, you will own the execution of multiple security disciplines in support of fast-moving classified operations and manage a wide array of projects designed to protect personnel, National Security Information, and critical infrastructure from insider and external threats. You will also be responsible for managing onsite security forces. You must obsess over internal and external customers and successfully deliver support and services in an environment where priorities shift extremely fast. You must be able to operate independently, manage security projects, continuously triage and prioritize accordingly, communicate clearly and compellingly, THINK BIG and outside the box, and deliver exceptional products/service.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and must currently possess and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

Key job responsibilities
- Responsible for providing comprehensive program security guidance concerning personnel, physical, operational, technical, industrial, counterintelligence, and media management.
- Create, implement, communicate, and manage security requirements at a large, government accredited, multi-facility data center site while providing day-to-day multi-discipline program security operations support.
- Draft and review security documentation to include transportation plans, procedures, and CONOPs.
- Proactively identify program and physical security requirements, problems, and sound solutions to successfully sustain and enhance the security of program execution.
- Perform and/or support the operations and maintenance of security hardware and systems employed onsite to meet government and AWS requirements.
- Develop and strengthen relationships with internal (operations staff, engineers, teammates, etc.) and external (vendors, contractors, government staff, etc.) partners to heighten security awareness and engagement.
- Direct and manage onsite security forces to run daily data center security operations.
- Manage the classified material program to ensure procedures are developed and operated in accordance with internal and customer security policies and practices.
- Experience with workflow ticketing and extraction of performance metrics.
- Must be willing to share on-call rotations in support of alarms, security incidents, escalations and critical service outages.
- Provide after-hours on-call management support and participate in emergent, large scale event response when needed.
- Participate in re-occurring data center security audits and reviews.
- Executes established compliance processes with AWS policies, standards, guidelines and relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
- Manage the security P&L for assigned site(s), assist management with financial analysis and contribute to financial decisions for security requirements.
- Must be able to travel between local facilities.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


- Current, active US Government Security Clearance of TS/SCI with Polygraph
- 4+ years of experience acting in a Program Security Officer, Security Specialist, or a Security Manager capacity in which duties required interpreting and implementing requirements within the personnel, industrial, and physical security disciplines and overseeing security operations.
- 4+ years of experience demonstrating knowledge of physical security best practices to include, but not limited to: application of physical security systems, investigation techniques, management of contract security guards and incident management and workplace safety.
- 4+ years of data-driven decision making


- Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
- Experience with secure facility requirements along with ICDs, NISPOM, NIST standards and other government regulations related to classified program management and the handling of classified material.
- Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to drive program security projects independently.
- Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and can learn quickly.
- Experience overseeing security operations personnel.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.