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Amazon Senior Product Development Engineer, Design Engineering Services in Westborough, Massachusetts


Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? We apply advances in robotics and software to solve real-world problems that delight our customers' experiences in ways we can't even imagine yet.

Amazon Robotics is located in the greater Boston area, the epicenter of robotics innovation. Our diverse team of engineers come from all over the world to design, test and build our dynamic fleet of robots and mechatronic systems. Having our offices, labs, test floors and factories all co-located means that we can design the hardware, write the code, test, build and watch it all come to life. This allows us to innovate quickly and on limitless ideas. Current advancements are underway in autonomous movement and mobility, artificial intelligence and machine learning, manipulation, simulation, robotic management software, predictive analytics, and much more.

We are seeking a talented and motivated Product Development Engineer with a proven track record of implementing best in class processes within a complex design and manufacturing environment. This role will report to the Manager of Product Development and is an integral member of the Design Engineering Services team. You will be responsible for applying design for X (DFx) principles during new product introduction (NPI) of a wide range of products from initial concept to beta. You will work to integrate customer scaling requirements for safety, manufacturability, deployability, and supportability into new product designs. Additionally, you will work cross-functionally to develop best in class DFx feedback and services; guide product lifecycle changes, lead bill of material (BOM) strategy, lead technology feasibility and improvement projects, and drive to technical root cause utilizing advanced problem solving. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in design or manufacturing and is capable of making wide-ranging business decisions on behalf of the organization.

Key job responsibilities

  • Actively support and foster a culture of inclusion.

  • Provide design for X guidance/feedback on electromechanical designs.

  • Guide best practices on manufacturing tolerances using GD&T.

  • Launch prototype tooling with accelerated schedules and assess project risk.

  • Leverage knowledge of multiple production processes to identify risk to programs and provide mitigation strategies.

  • Analyze new products dimensional data.

  • Drive internal and external DFMEA reviews.

  • Solve technical problems across a broad set of design and manufacturing commodities.

  • Mentor team members and design engineers.

  • Propose design changes that will enhance product manufacturability and testability.

  • Evaluate and approve Design Engineering Changes Orders (DECOs) and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs)

  • Analyze NPI failures to identify root cause and drive improvements through future DFx cycles.

  • Effectively write White Papers (WP) and Manufacturing Concept Papers (MCP) to inform and influence teams and stakeholders

  • Take ownership to identify issues/problems and drives them to completion with little oversight

  • High level of attention to detail but flexibility to enable to business to move at a high velocity.

  • Navigate projects consisting of a high level of ambiguity and provide guidance to multiple partners.

  • Up to 20% travel required (domestic and international).

A day in the life

Product Development Engineers work with many different internal and external organizations. We communicate frequently on technical topics with our design partners and NPI suppliers during the NPI process. We see ahead of curves and turns in the programs and prevent problems or risks from impacting our performance targets and goals.

About the team

The Design Engineering Services Team is made up of multiple talented individuals with various educational and practical experience backgrounds. This team has a strong desire to provide value to our stakeholders and evaluate the latest NPI techniques and manufacturing technologies to constantly improve and innovate. We do travel to manufacturers and evaluating prototypes as they are being made during NPI phases.

Team members are encouraged to be highly independent; however, a strong support system is available to help any team members through problem solving phases.

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

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in developing functional specifications, design verification plans and functional test procedures

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or equivalent

  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams to execute product design from concept to production

  • Experience with the project management of technical projects

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