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Amazon Robotics Hardware Development Engineer II, Amazon Robotics (AR) in North Reading, Massachusetts


Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a smart team of doers that work passionately and collaboratively to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even image yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and support you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

Job Overview – Amazon Robotics (AR) Mechanical Hardware Development Engineer is a technical project leader who designs and delivers complex integrated robotic hardware solutions that have broad influence on the Amazon business and customers. You will develop innovative hardware designs for our emerging robotic systems and improve existing hardware to optimize performance and enhance customer experience. The ideal candidate has experience designing, developing and delivering robotic systems; enjoys collaborative and analytical problem solving; and possesses practical knowledge of robotic design, fabrication, assembly and rapid prototyping.

Key job responsibilities

Mechanical Engineer (L5) in the Robotics Work cell Hardware Design is responsible for:

• Working with an interdisciplinary team, following the Product Development Process, to execute robotic work cell product designs from concept to production including developing specifications, designing, prototyping, testing, and validation.

• Designing and adapting holistic hardware solutions for ambiguous problems with fluid requirements.

• Designing and integrating industrial automation and motion control systems into functional work cells.

• Performing static and dynamic mechanical systems analysis using FEA as well as traditional hand calculations.

• Validating concepts through engineering models and prototypes.

• Creating design of experiments and leading cross-functional experiments.

• Creating comprehensive design documentation, including drawings, requirements, functional specifications, and design validation plans/reports, ensuring information is readily available for future iterations and compliance.

• Releasing products following defined ECO process.

• Collaborating with software engineers to understand design tradeoffs across hardware/ software for seamless integration.

• Specifying industrial automation components such as motors, actuators, pneumatics, sensors, and safety systems.

• Working collaboratively with Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality organizations as well as vendors for a smooth product launch and sustainment.

• Exhibiting role model behaviors of thorough engineering analysis and cradle to grave ownership.

A day in the life

Your day to day responsibilities will include interfacing with our internal and external customers to understand project requirements and facilitate Robotic system development. You will be responsible for solving challenges that are part of designing state-of-the- art robotic work cells. You will be working in an environment where time is considered the most precious commodity. You will collaborate across the development teams to design and deliver the work cells. You will work directly with hardware engineers, software engineering, project management, quality, and safety teams to develop and manufacture your product at scale.

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

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of working in mechanical engineering or equivalent experience

  • Experience with prototyping and implementation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of SolidWorks simulation or Ansys Finite Element analysis tools

  • Experience in the design of complex mechanical products and equipment at volume

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