Sr. Robotics Hardware Development Engineer

1 month agoVercelli, Italy


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 (AR). We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics 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 you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

The Advanced Technology team is seeking an experienced and technology oriented Senior Hardware Engineer to help lead cutting edge technological advances in the space of Robotics.

As a Sr. Hardware Engineer you will:

  • Develop pragmatic solutions, building and/or designing flexible systems without over-engineering.
  • Optimize designs at the product and customer level, understanding that the ideal implementation requires a balanced approach to schedule, cost, technical risk, etc.
  • Debug and resolve problems at their root, stepping back to understand the broader context.
  • Understand fundamental electrical and mechanical constraints
  • Consistently follow engineering best practices and where possible drive their adoption.
  • Lead overall end-to-end equipment development, moving through ideation, development, conceptual design, detail design, testing and on-site implementation.
  • Lead technical design reviews and propose design solutions for robotics, autonomous vehicles, auto-packing, material handling and storage solutions that meet both business needs and leverage global design standardization.
  • Create, submit and develop design management systems including layouts, Reliability Engineering, Flow Diagram, Process Path and Controls Strategy.
  • Deep dive on technical details and lead solutions.
  • Work in close collaboration with World Wide Engineering, working across multiple time zones.


  • Have proven experience developing and testing mechanical, robotics equipment.
  • Experience working with equipment suppliers, laboratories and manufacturing plants.
  • Flexibility to travel up to 50% across Europe.
  • Thorough understanding and use of principals, theories and concepts in hardware engineering and ability to apply them to product design
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well with teams
  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts and write technical documents
  • Desire and energy to work in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Experience with full lifecycle and proficiency at completing tasks to meet associated milestones
  • Experience evaluating design, performance and logistical tradeoffs for hardware systems
  • University Degree, B.S. or Master, in Engineering (or science/technology).
  • Ability to understand Operational processes and hands-on experience.


  • University Degree, B.S. or Master, in Engineering (or science/technology).
  • Proven technical leadership experience in development, testing and implementation of large scale, complex technology projects.
  • Experience in using Modeling, Project Management, CAD and Software programming tools.
  • Working knowledge using MS Excel, AutoCAD, MS Project, and software for technical document writing such as Visio, Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in English required. A plus is speaking other EU languages
Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

Client-provided location(s): 13100 Vercelli, Province of Vercelli, Italy
Job ID: Amazon-1525139

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