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Amazon Senior Systems Engineer/Architect, Amazon Robotics in North Reading, Massachusetts


Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to these questions and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t imagine yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and support you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

The Manipulation Robotics group develops robotic material handling products that increase the safety and efficiency of our fulfillment operations. Our products are deployed across the Amazon Fulfillment Network, automating material flow to reduce operational costs, increase throughput, and enable consistent quality. Our workcells are integrated into broader solutions for storage, packaging, sortation, and transportation of items and packages. The Team consists of engineers and scientists responsible for new product introduction from early technology exploration to large-scale deployed systems.

Amazon Robotics is seeking a Senior Interdisciplinary Systems Engineer to join a dynamic team that provides leadership for concept development, architecture, and design of robotics systems and industrial equipment. In this role, you will:

  • Define, expand, and explore the design space for complex, multidisciplinary robotics and automation problems

  • Identify and analyze the cross-functional tradeoffs between design alternatives, including impact on performance, schedule, cost, risk, complexity, and scale

  • Break down and frame problems using con-ops, use cases, structural/functional decompositions, and other system representations to clarify needs and align technical teams

  • Identify design choices to ensure our products are safe, reliable, and usable, and can be deployed and supported at Amazon scale

  • Build quantitative models and analyses (Excel, MATLAB, Python, internal tools) to conduct trade studies, refine requirements, and understand key system drivers across the integrated systems of systems

  • Perform technical risk assessments (such as TRL, Gap Analysis, FMEDA, HARA, etc.), devise mitigation plans, and create system test strategies

  • Develop and communicate system integration and evaluation strategies and plans in support of program learning, technical risk reduction, verification, and validation

  • Drive and prioritize execution of system test campaigns that span lab and field testing environments in collaboration with subsystem development and test teams (test readiness reviews, test execution, post-test analysis and reporting)

  • Mentor junior engineers in engineering best practices, and participate in hiring of new team members

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

North Reading, MA, USA | Westborough, MA, USA

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

North Reading, MA, USA | Westborough, MA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience with eliciting and clarifying business and end user needs, and connecting those needs to system concepts, requirements, and designs

  • Experience leading technical collaborations and creating alignment across diverse groups (e.g. hardware engineering, software engineering, program management)

  • Experience identifying and analyzing dependencies, tradeoffs, and sensitivities across multi-disciplinary systems

  • BS or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics, Physics, or another STEM discipline

  • 7+ years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with industrial robotics and automated material handling solutions

  • Experience with machine learning systems

  • Experience developing and supporting hardware/software systems across the product life cycle

  • Experience with scalable production systems

  • Experience with developing safety-critical systems and supporting related regulatory compliance needs

  • Experience with 1 or more relevant domains: Industrial Automation, Robotic Vehicles/Manipulation, Autonomy, Perception and Controls

  • 9+ years of experience in integrated system design

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