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Amazon Software Development Engineer, Robotic Integration and Optimization Services in Boston, Massachusetts


Amazon is building the next generation software, hardware, and processes to run our state-of-the-art global fulfillment network that moves many millions of units of inventory, ensuring that customers get what they want when promised. We are constantly innovating in the ways we are automating and accelerating the delivery of packages which includes custom robotics, mechatronics, conveyance, supply chain optimization, machine learning, manipulation, image processing, and real-time data processing using distributed systems.

We are looking for a software development engineer with a passion for industrial software and control systems to transform the way we integrate robotics within our global network of advanced warehouses. This position is a unique opportunity to be involved in a wide range of automation projects right from the start. You will collaborate with multiple internal Amazon R&D and design teams as well as automation strategic partners who have the technology and resources to meet Amazon’s growth needs on a global scale.

This role is in a newly established team which will create edge compute solutions for industrial automation applications. It is an early-stage initiative with a fast paced, highly collaborative start-up like environment inside Amazon. To be successful you need to be flexible and entrepreneurial. You are a true owner - you are hands on and you set examples to be emulated. You will be responsible for all the aspects of the software development cycle including scoping, design, implementation, testing, and delivery of your product. This is a unique opportunity to define edge-based solutions where the cloud meets the real world in the heart of our fulfillment centers. The ideal candidate will enjoy working at multiple layers of the stack from the low-level machine controls layer up through embedded Linux applications and cloud-based solutions to interface with and manage fleets of real-world devices.

Key job responsibilities

  • Develop core machine control software for industrial edge devices

  • Integrate with a diverse array of internally and externally developed hardware and software services

  • Implement continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines

  • Validate solutions via software-in-the-loop simulation

  • Work closely with deployment teams to implement end-to-end solutions in the field

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 | Seattle, WA, 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

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

  • 2+ years of experience programming and configuring Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and/or Industrial PCs (IPCs)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Experience with the CODESYS integrated development environment

  • Expert knowledge of industrial fieldbus protocols such as Profibus, Profinet, EtherNet/IP

  • Experience solving problems utilizing Amazon Web Services

  • Experience with multiple Industrial Control System platforms (IEC 61131-3) such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Beckhoff, Fanuc, or other

  • Experience in building robotic or industrial automation related products

  • Experience influencing software engineer’s best practices within your team

  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly

  • Experience writing technical documents

  • Ability to travel up to 30% and eligible for international travel

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 $129,300/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.