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Amazon Embedded/Firmware Software Engineer, Amazon Robotics Firmware Team in Westborough, Massachusetts


Join a group of the brightest engineers to develop next generation of Amazon's world class robotics. Amazon Robotics Teams create and manage the largest fleet of industrial autonomous robots in the world and we are seeking top-notch embedded engineers who are action oriented, passionate about building things, and enjoys solving problems in innovative ways. You will work with a multidisciplinary team to rapidly bring to life ground breaking ideas to full scale production devices that are trusted by thousands of associates at Amazon's facilities around the world.

We hire the world’s brightest minds and offer them an environment in which they can invent and innovate to improve the experience for our customers. We want people who will help share and shape our mission to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Amazon’s evolution and success is driven by the spirit of invention that’s part of our DNA. We do this daily by solving complex technical and business problems with ingenuity and simplicity.

As part of the Embedded and Firmware teams you’ll be involved in the development and maintenance of the software that powers our robotic fleet, including embedded Linux, computer vision, navigation, obstacle detection, motor control, WiFi, Safety, Security, and more.

Key job responsibilities

The ideal candidate is passionate about building the right solutions for our customers and willing to collaborate with other teams to ensure that our product will meet Amazon-scale while simultaneously raising the bar for associate's safety.

They will:

  • Develop and maintain robotic systems used in quite possibly the world’s largest autonomous robot fleet.

  • Learn and master multiple components including networking/wifi, security navigation, obstacle detection, motor control, and a variety of sensors.

  • Participate in the architecture of these complex systems and collaborate with coworkers to realize the teams goals.

  • Provide feedback in the peer review process as well as effectively communicate with technical leadership.

  • Create solutions that strike the balance between world class performance and world class safety. When asked “which one comes first?” we need to find out how to do both!

A day in the life

As an Embedded / Firmware Software Engineer at Amazon Robotics you will work with cross functional teams in order to develop, test, and debug our robotic systems. The development process will involve the participating in the design process, analysis of any potential hazards, and implementation of new products and features. Testing efforts involve either writing automated tests to vet the newly created features or live testing to debug and root cause issues.

In addition to normal development and testing responsibilities, software engineers are occasionally involved in live debugging our systems at Fulfillment centers.

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!

About the team

The firmware team is a comprised of super-smart doers who work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and to solve real-world challenges.

We take our responsibility for safety seriously but strive to produce the right product that also gives us the performance we need.

We pay attention to the details so others don't have to and strive to make systems that are natural and intuitive.

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

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

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

  • 2+ years of development experience in C or C++ within an embedded environment or with some aspect of robotic systems. This must include direct, hands-on experience designing, developing, and debugging one of the following: consumer electronics, medical devices, automotive systems, avionics, industrial, or telecommunications product.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Familiar developing in a safety standards controlled environment such as IEC 61508 or ISO 26262.

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $115,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.