Simulation Engineer, AWS Robotics

2 months agoSeattle, WA


Do you want to advance the state-of-the-art for robot simulations and virtual worlds? AWS RoboMaker is a new platform for running robotics simulations at scale in the cloud, and we're looking for talented engineers to help us build innovative and powerful new features for simulating robots in dynamic 3D worlds. If you're passionate about building software that powers content generation, large-scale machine learning, and scenario testing for exciting new robot applications, let's talk!

In this role, you'll be designing, building, and supporting new features for robot simulation. You'll own the entire simulation pipeline, build procedural content generators, create a new high-level scenario-based testing system, and more. You will design and build new features, identify and investigate new technologies, and prototype solutions, to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. We're looking for a teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, and will contribute positively to our inclusive team culture. We're committed to your growth and development. Our team has all experience levels and Amazon tenures, and your growth is supported by our senior engineers who truly enjoy mentoring. You will be working on complex projects that will challenge you and further develop you a well-rounded engineer.

Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. Most days, our entire team is co-located in the office, but we're also flexible when people occasionally need to work from home. We generally keep core in-office hours from 10am to 4pm. About half of us come in earlier and the other half of us stay later.

Inclusive Team Culture
Our team has developed a reputation for attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. We're looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we've been building.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.


• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
• Solid proficiency in object-oriented software design patterns and concepts;
• Basic knowledge of 2D and 3D math and programming;
• Experience building tools/plugins for 3D modeling software, e.g, 3DS Max, Maya, Houdini, or Blender;
• Experience developing for game engines or other simulation environments, e.g, Unreal, Unity3d, or Gazebo.


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