Innovation Design Engineer (New Buildings, Material Handling)


Innovation & Design Engineer – Specialty

Amazon has created some of the most game changing technologies in the world. From the introduction of innovative new products like the Kindle, to the development of new ways for customers to leverage Amazon's vast infrastructure through Fulfillment by Amazon, and Amazon Web Services, we have consistently driven change from the front of the pack.

Amazon is now searching for a handful of innovative and solutions oriented engineers to be a part of our global initiative of developing and delivering next generation, world-class fulfillment and transportation systems. If the idea of using ground-breaking technologies to develop fulfillment and logistics systems in the multi-national juggernaut that is Amazon has your attention, then keep reading.

As an Innovation & Design Engineer, you will be able to work with some of the most talented engineers in the design and development of physical fulfillment systems around the globe. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing high-performance Fulfillment Center systems, a strong technical problem solving ability, excellent project management skills, and an internal motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced, and often ambiguous environment. Amazon's culture encourages innovation and expects engineers and managers alike to take a high level of ownership in solving complex problems.

Come help us make history!


  • Invent, design, and implement engineering solutions to complex material flow/transformation and human/machine efficiency problems throughout the global Amazon supply chain.
  • Lead and coordinate design and innovation efforts to develop optimal solutions for the fulfillment and transportation network through equipment specification, material flow, process design, site layout, and intellectual property considerations.
  • Collaboration with internal teams and external vendors to generate high quality, cost effective solutions in very short periods of time.
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects and tasks while effectively influencing, negotiating, and communicating with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors.
  • Provide technical leadership for large-scale engineering projects

Basic Qualifications

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (any discipline), or 2+ years Amazon experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in the job offered or related occupation of Design/Innovation, Industrial Engineering, or related.
  • Experience in designing fulfillment systems with storage equipment, material handling systems, automated sortation, and related automation equipment
  • Proficiency using business/technical software like MS Excel, MS Project, and CAD software.
  • Experience must involve management of engineering design projects.
  • Ability to travel 40% globally to interact with internal and external business and technical leaders.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Engineering (any discipline), Operations, or a related field and at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the specialty.
  • Experience with complex automated material handling equipment, packaging technologies, and systems including robotics and high-speed manufacturing.
  • Experience with process design based on Lean Principles.Capital project management skills.Proficiency with concepts like system architecture, optimization, system dynamics, system analysis, statistical analysis, reliability analysis, and decision making.
  • Design-in-Safety experience

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

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