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Amazon System Development Engineer II, Amazon Robotics in Westborough, Massachusetts


Amazon Robotics is building a new, foundational automation system which will transform warehouse operations by enabling the integration of multiple, complex, automation solutions. The team is seeking a talented and motivated System Development Engineer to design and develop controls for robotics systems and industrial automation equipment.

The System Development Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, integrating, troubleshooting, and optimizing various automation solutions, while acting as a engineering leader for our internal product development teams, internal/external engineering partner teams, and on behalf of our global Amazon customers.

Key job responsibilities

  • Design, simplify and continuously improve system controls architecture including machine control code, networking, electrical design and safety design

  • Develop controls code utilizing structured text and ladder-logic on Codesys and RSLogix 5000 platforms

  • Identify and implement system optimizations

  • Debug internal and field issues; develop tools and best practices for system monitoring and troubleshooting

  • Mentor and develop junior engineers in design and development best practices

  • Contribute to value engineering of the system’s electrical and controls hardware components

  • 25% travel expected to support onsite system testing

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

  • 1+ years of designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Knowledge of systems engineering fundamentals (networking, storage, operating systems)

  • Experience programming with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby

  • BS / MS Electrical Engineering (or similar field)

  • Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs, Siemens PLCs, and/or Soft PLCs/IPCs

  • 6 years of experience in electrical control systems

  • Demonstrated experience with IEC standards for electrical controls for robotics

  • Demonstrated experience with Functional Safety standards

  • Demonstrable skills in developing testable applications

  • Solid debugging skills and the ability to diagnose and solve difficult problems

  • Commitment to rigorous testing practices and design process flows

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with PowerShell (preferred), Python, Ruby, or Java

  • Experience working in an Agile environment using the Scrum methodology

  • Knowledge of engineering practices and patterns for the full software / hardware / network development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, certification, and livesite operations

  • Experience developing controls code utilizing Codesys platform

  • Experience with TCIP and industrial networks

  • Experience with HMI design and development

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 $103,400/year in our lowest geographic market up to $201,200/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.