Advanced Robotics R&D Engineer Intern Summer 2018

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 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.

Amazon Robotics is seeking talented and motivated interns to conduct research, develop, and test software and hardware for next-generation robotic manipulation solutions used in Amazon.com fulfillment operations. The Advanced Robotics Organization develops robotic manipulation technologies including foundational research on planning, perception, and end-of-arm tools. Ideal candidates will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program related to software engineering or robotics. This position will report to the Amazon Robotics functional manager most closely aligned with the candidate's skillset and project work. Each intern will have an assigned technical mentor throughout the internship, as well as 1-1 guidance from their manager, and will work closely with other engineers.

The Intern will be responsible for:

  • Identifying creative solutions for challenging research problems in robotics and computer vision
  • Developing software solutions to test hypotheses and demonstrate new functionality
  • Prototyping concepts to collect data and measure performance
  • Creating milestones and deliverables and tracking status with team
  • Developing design documentation and leading reviews with other interns and engineers
  • Writing code and unit tests and integrating code with other software and hardware components
  • Utilizing Amazon Robotics and Amazon engineering tools, processes and technologies
  • Delivering a final presentation to managers and engineers on the successes and challenges of their internship and the business value they have contributed

Basic Qualifications

  • Completion of at least junior year of degree program is required
  • Degree program in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied math or other algorithmic-centric discipline
  • GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse, talented team
  • Sense of humor and willingness to learn

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with creative problem solving and getting things done
  • Experience with C++, Python, or Matlab
  • Experience with ROS, OpenCV, or PCL

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