Hardware Systems Development Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


The Team: Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no lines and no checkout. You simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what you want from our selection of fresh, delicious meals and grocery essentials, and go.

Our checkout-free shopping experience is made possible by our Just Walk Out Technology. It automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When you're done shopping, you just leave the store. Shortly after, we'll charge your Amazon account and send you a receipt. Check it out at Designed and custom-built by Amazonians, our technology uses computer vision, sensor fusion, and advanced machine learning. Innovation is part of our DNA. We need people who want to join a high-reaching program that continues to collaborate and push the state of the art hardware design.

• We are looking for excellent engineers that epitomize technical and operational excellence that can drive innovation and apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve real world challenges.
• As an experienced Hardware Dev (Electrical) Engineer within our team, you will engage with a skilled and accomplished cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative technologies. You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to drive key aspects of technology solution definition, execution and validation.
• Full cycle product development experience from inception through maturity is important. Working simultaneously on projects in different phases is common; you are able to demonstrate strong design and validation skills in addition to the understanding of mechanics of ongoing operational excellence and product support. You are responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment. You are able to translate vague requirements to detailed system design.


• Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field
• 5+ years related experience
• Strong mix of Electrical design coupled with programming fundamentals to design, test and verify electrical systems.
• Prior system-level hardware design experience involving sensors, microcontrollers, microprocessors, or other active sensing components.
• Supporting hardware development technical projects from design to release; supporting large-scale, multi-tiered, multi-threaded, distributed software applications, tools, systems, and services; programming using at least two of the following: Powershell, Python, Java, C, or C++; and troubleshooting systemic problems in a Linux/Unix as well as Windows based environments.


• 5+ year of experience specifying, designing, and/or implementing system health, performance monitoring tools
• An Electrical engineering background with experience in coding skills in Python or Java or Embedded C.
• Deep technical electrical background of micro-controllers and experience with hardware and software interactions including opportunities for automation/test development support
• Make appropriate trade-offs, re-use where possible, and are judicious about introducing dependencies.
• Efficient with resource usage (e.g., system hardware, database, memory/CPU, etc.). You identify patterns that affect the performance, reliability, or availability of a product or service and drive them out of the system through automation or other technical innovation.
• You are an excellent diagnostician due to cross-domain understanding of the technology involved in the system.

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Job ID: Amazon-1474253