David Kirichenko

David Kirichenko

Security Engineering Technical Program Manager 
Amazon Web Services

David is currently a Security Engineering Technical Program Manager for Amazon Web Services where he focuses on building cloud security detections. Prior to this, David led smart home CX efforts for Amazon Canada for several years. David speaks 4 languages and has lived in regions such as the Caribbean, Europe, and North America. In his free time, he enjoys skydiving, playing soccer (also a supporter of FC Dynamo Kyiv), reading, and writing. His writing has been published by the Atlantic Council, Bitcoin Magazine, Harvard Public Health Review, Puget Sound Business Journal, Taipei Times, TechCrunch among many others. He also served on Seattle's Community Technology Advisory Board. He tweets @DVKirichenko. 

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David on mentorship

I was a first-generation and a low-income college student. As the youngest of 6 children, I was the only child to get a university degree. I also worked full-time while attending university full-time. I didn't have any mentorship growing up and so I fumbled my way forward, mistake after mistake. I know firsthand of how hard it can be to get ahead and want to help others.

Specialty topics

  • Careers in tech
  • Interview tips
  • Navigating the early years of your career and how to get ahead
  • Being successful as a first-gen student

 

Favorite book

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. It's a good introduction to how the real world works

 

Fun Facts

I have traveled to over 30 countries and 40 US States.