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Amazon Sr. Software Development Engineer, Amazon Robotics (AR) in North Reading, Massachusetts


Amazon Robotics develops state-of-the art robotics for Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers. Amazon Fulfillment handles more individual items than any company in the world. We are combining computer vision and custom robots to solve real-world problems at huge scale. Our team collaborates with a variety of customers across Amazon worldwide to conceive, develop, prototype and deploy a wide range of robotic systems.

We are building a new, foundational automation system which will transform warehouse operations by combining multiple novel workcells. The team is seeking a talented and motivated Software Development Engineer to design and develop software for controlling robotics systems. They will be responsible for designing, developing, integrating, troubleshooting, and optimizing a critical automation system which will be deployed at very large scale. They will act as an engineering leader in our product development teams and help develop software features, tools and mechanisms to operate large robotic fleets (10,000s).

Key job responsibilities

  • Develop features which automate the provisioning, operation and support of large robotic fleets

  • Design and develop low level workflows that directly control machine operation with very high reliability

  • Continuously simplify the overall system - including code, workflows, exception handling and integration with hardware/software components

  • Debug internal and field issues; develop tools and best practices for debugging, system monitoring and troubleshooting at scale

  • Mentor and develop other engineers in software design and development best practices

  • Design and drive implementation of automated testing strategies for repeatable quality

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:

Boston, MA, USA | North Reading, MA, USA

Basic Qualifications

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

  • 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience

  • 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

  • 5+ years of programming with C/C++, Java, Rust or similar OO language

  • 2+ years of collaboratively leading design or architecture (particularly reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems

  • Experience creating software for industrial automation or other hardware devices (e.g. medical devices) deployed at scale

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience creating software which controls robots or other industrial automation equipment

  • Experience in low-level firmware architecture, design and development, preferably for motion control

  • Knowledge of Linux kernel and device-driver development

  • Familiarity with common bus protocols such as Modbus, CAN bus, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, etc.

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 $134,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $261,500/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 Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.