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Amazon Sustainability Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts


Are you inspired by robotics? Are you concerned about sustainability? We design, source, and manufacture robotics globally and are working to make the entire life cycle of our products sustainable.

Amazon Robotics is located in the greater Boston area, the epicenter of robotics innovation. Our diverse and collaborative team of engineers come from all over the world to design, test and build our dynamic fleet of robots and mechatronic systems.

We are committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around – it’s good for business, the planet, our customers, and our communities. Amazon has co-founded and signed The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach net zero carbon by 2040. This science-based goal is a multi-year carbon emissions reduction goal that is aligned with getting to carbon neutrality 10 years faster than the latest scientific guidance.

The ideal candidate will have industry experience conducting life cycle assessments (LCAs) of products and services, and detailed knowledge of manufacturing, design, development, and/or sourcing. The candidate should be comfortable working with imperfect data, identifying sources of uncertainty, and finding public data to fill the gaps where needed. The successful candidate must have strong analytical skills and the ability to apply systems thinking to complex, fast moving problems. The successful candidate will work under the direction of senior business leaders, but will act as a Subject Matter Expert, including designing research, gathering data, interpreting results, and developing metrics and reports.

Key job responsibilities

In this role, you be part of a centralized business operations and strategy team in Amazon Robotics. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting Life-Cycle Assessments for all Amazon Robotics products and systems including modeling, data collection, data analysis, data visualization, and reporting

  • Establishing scalable mechanisms and tools for LCAs

  • Developing reports, dashboards and metrics which distill complex data into actionable insights to inform product and operations decisions

  • Being the Subject Matter Expert in product and supply chain sustainability assessments

  • Responding to time critical sustainability questions from multiple functional and business teams

  • Educating cross functional teams on sustainability

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 | Nashville, TN, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD, or Master's degree and 4+ years of quantitative field research experience

  • Experience investigating the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to business problems and products

  • Experience analyzing both experimental and observational data sets

  • Knowledge of product LCA and sustainable product design

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of R, MATLAB, Python or similar scripting language

  • 5+ years conducting sustainability research and/or driving sustainability improvements

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 $124,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $212,800/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.