• Software Development Engineer

    Location US-MA-North Reading
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
    690741
  • Job Description


    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 challenges 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 need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

    The Virtual Systems Engines team designs and engineers core simulation engines used to simulate Amazon’s global fulfillment operations. We accelerate Amazon’s growth by allowing the evaluation and optimization of buildings using new technologies before construction starts. We build the core technology needed to simulate new software, robotic technology and the fulfillment operations of tomorrow.

    This is a hands-on position where you will be involved in everything from design to delivery of tools to support the simulation and design of Amazon robotic fulfillment operations. As a software development engineer, you will be responsible for driving the technical direction of a complex software system. You will be working with a cross-functional team to prototype, design, and develop software solutions that span local, service oriented and cloud-based systems.

    The ideal candidate is passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new and foundational products and features. A commitment to teamwork and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high-performance software products requires technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of computer science and software engineering, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has delivered high-quality technology products/services in a high-growth environment.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Completed BS in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 3+ years of experience building successful production software platforms and systems
    • 3+ years of hands-on experience in Java or C++ as well as other high-level languages such as Objective-C and Python
    • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
    • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
    • Experience developing in AWS
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
    Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


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