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Amazon Robotic Solutions Industrial Design Engineer II in North Reading, Massachusetts


As an Amazon Robotics Solutions Design Engineer, you will be able to work with some of the most talented engineers in the design and development of robotic fulfillment systems around the globe. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing high-performance physical 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.

In this role, you will be responsible for the design, validation, and delivery of end-to-end robotic sortation solutions across Amazon’s worldwide fulfillment and transportation networks. You will partner with our customers, program teams, and product teams to design safe, simple, and scalable solutions that are easy to build, deploy, and operate. You will reinvent and simplify solution design processes as needed to enter the brownfield retrofit solution space with the goal of defect-free design. You will leverage a deep understanding of dock processes, material flow through the different process paths, and robotic technologies to innovate and develop advanced concept designs and applications for dock automation. You will leverage simulation to design, validate, and iterate on solution designs to meet or exceed solution performance requirements. You will be curious to learn and build subject-matter expertise essential to executing the solution design at scale for our customers.

Key job responsibilities

  • 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 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.

  • Evaluate and create physical processing and material storage solutions using cutting edge technology, robotics and data analytics to meet the product flow requirements based on Amazon design principles.

  • Identify and analyze key operational and financial metrics as part of program and feature selection in order to drive smart decisions.

  • Coordinate with systems and operations engineering teams to develop product features and optimize the performance of the FCs.

  • Manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and effectively influence, negotiate, and communicate with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors.

  • Develop models as required to solve complex problems.

A day in the life

Amazon offers a full range of benefits that support you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment. The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include: 1. Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage 2. Maternity and Parental Leave Options 3. Paid Time Off (PTO) 4. 401(k) Plan

If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we'd still love to hear from you! At Amazon, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply!

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

North Reading, MA, USA | Westborough, MA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (any discipline), or a related field or 2+ years Amazon experience.

  • 5+ years of experience in the job offered or related occupation of Design/Innovation, Research & Development, Manufacturing/Process/Industrial Engineering, or related.

  • Experience must involve management and support of engineering design projects and technical impact to whole components and sub-systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Engineering (any discipline), Operations, Business Administration, or a related field and at least 3 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.

  • Proficiency using business/technical software like MS Excel, Revit, AutoCAD, BIM360, Simulation software like FlexSim, and commercial off the shelf technologies such as Tableau, SQL, etc.

  • Proficiency with concepts like system architecture, optimization, system dynamics, system analysis, statistical analysis, reliability analysis, and decision making.

  • Capital project management skills.

  • Design-in-Safety experience.

  • Ability to travel 10% globally to interact with internal and external business and technical leaders.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit