• Principal Electrical Engineer - Inside Plant Design and Engineering

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/27/2018 7:48 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a highly innovative company that collaborates across disciplines to produce cutting edge technology that changes our world. The AWS Inside Plant Design and Engineering Team is a new fast-growing and leading-edge research and development team that is rethinking the design for the critical arteries that connect the various pieces of hardware inside AWS’ data centers and edge sites. This team is seeking a highly motivated Electrical Engineer to work with a team of other Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and structured cabling experts to completely rethink and redesign AWS’ internal cable plant.

    As a principal member of this team, you will work directly with engineers across the company to provide leadership from concept to data center deployment. You will also work with industry suppliers and startups to develop requirements, bring new technology into AWS, and work with teams across boundaries to provide qualification and test for new hardware.

    Responsibilities will include:
    • Developing requirements and specifications and applying those results into rethinking AWS’ inside plan design.
    • Working inside a lab to test new equipment or designs.
    • Work with cross-organization teams focusing on the internal hardware and partner in their system test and qualifications.
    • Work with other developers, partner with companies and manufacturers, in developing and debugging products that you proscribe.

    This is an opportunity to leverage and grow your existing electrical and hardware systems leadership experience in an innovative and highly collaborative environment where the results of your work will directly impact AWS and its customers.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in electrical engineering
    • Cumulative 15+ years of experience with networking and/or electrical design
    • Past experience researching new designs, technologies, and/or construction methods for data center equipment and facilities
    • Past experience in carrying new design concepts from exploration, concept, development, through deployment/construction
    • Ability and willingness to think outside of the box to find creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs while maintaining or improving quality, reliability, or maintainability
    • Ability to perform complex business case analysis to justify technical decisions and present the justification to management in a high level review
    • Possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, maintain high quality standards

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience dealing with networks and their design
    • Experience taking a leading role in building complex systems that have been successfully delivered to customer
    • Knowledge of professional engineering practices & best practices for the full development life cycle, including electrical standards, electrical reviews, control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
    • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe features, technical designs, and strategy
    • Experience mentoring junior engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product engineers
    • Experience influencing engineering best practices within your team
    • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from electrical distribution to hardware usage and all points in between
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