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Amazon Senior Embedded Software Development Engineer - Sensor & Compute, Amazon Robotics (AR) 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 any of these 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 opportunities that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even image 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.

We are seeking a talented and motivated Senior Embedded Software Engineer to support the research and development of next generation sensor and compute technology in robotics. We are a cross-disciplinary team aiming to enable broad use cases of sensor technology in Amazon Fulfillment network.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in embedded systems and sensors. The candidate need to have strong technical expertise to deliver independently, as well as great leadership skills to drive multiple projects with internal teams and external partners. We will support you to make this journey fulfilling, rewarding and fun.

As a senior member of the team, you can have a huge impact on everything from our technology roadmap, to the functionality we deliver for our customers, to the design and architecture of our systems, to the algorithms we employ, and to the culture we build.

Key job responsibilities

  • Research emerging sensor technologies and evaluate potential applications in Amazon fulfillment network.

  • Collaborate with hardware, software, test and operations teams as well as third party suppliers to develop next generation 2D & 3D sensors and computers.

  • Architect system design, define requirements, write system specification and create test plans.

  • Design and develop full stack embedded software including device drivers and applications to enable Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Edge Computing.

  • Advise internal teams on sensor stack design and integration.

  • Support product release to manufacturing and customer deployment.

A day in the life

Amazon offers a full range of benefits that support you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment. The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include:

  1. Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  2. Maternity and Parental Leave Options

  3. Paid Time Off (PTO)

  4. 401(k) Plan

If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we'd still love to hear from you! At Amazon, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply!

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

North Reading, MA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience

  • 4+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

  • High level of proficiency with C/C++ programming languages.

  • 6+ years of embedded software development experience which must include direct, hands-on experience of full embedded software development cycle, including design, prototype, development, code review, test, build, release, manufacturing and deployment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with embedded Linux Kernel, device drivers and build.

  • Familiar with electronic schematics, board bring up and test equipment (such as signal analyzers, oscilloscopes etc.)

  • Familiar with Python programming language.

  • Experience with sensors, including but not limited to camera, stereo camera, time-of-flight sensors, Radar, and Lidar.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Ability to drive a project from concepts, scoping to production.

  • Ability to support domestic and international travel as required by the program

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.