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Sr. Innovation & Design Engineer

Sr. Innovation & Design Engineer

Job ID 
438913
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
5/15/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Ops & CS

Job Description

Sr. Innovation and Design Engineer

Are you an innovative leader that wants to design the next generation of world-class fulfillment centers and logistics systems across the globe? Do you want a high level of ownership in solving complex problems? Does the challenge of designing and implementing ground breaking solutions for automated material handling equipment, packaging technologies, and systems including robotics and high speed manufacturing appeal to you? If you’re looking to be challenged in a fast paced and often ambiguous environment and you have strong technical problem solving ability, excellent project management skills then this job is for you!

In this role you will:


  • Own the design of physical fulfillment and logistics systems around the globe, to develop optimal solutions for the fulfillment and transportation network through site layout, equipment specification, material flow, process design, and intellectual property considerations.
  • Innovate with complex automated material handling equipment, packaging technologies, and systems including robotics and mechatronics across 100+ new fulfillment and logistics centers that are being built each year.
  • Collaboration with internal teams and external vendors to generate high quality, cost effective solutions in very short periods of time.
  • Simultaneously manage multiple high visibility projects and tasks while effectively influencing, negotiating, and communicating with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors.
  • Provide technical leadership for large-scale engineering projects


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (any discipline) or foreign equivalent, OR a related field OR 2+ years Amazon experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in the job offered or related occupation of Design/Innovation, Research & Development, Manufacturing/Process/Industrial Engineering, or related.
  • Experience must involve management of engineering design projects.
  • Ability to travel 40% globally to interact with internal and external business and technical leaders.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Engineering (any discipline) or foreign equivalent, Operations, Business Administration, or a related field and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in the specialty.
  • Experience with complex automated material handling equipment, packaging technologies, and systems including robotics and high-speed manufacturing.
  • Experience with process design based on Lean Principles.
  • Capital project management skills.
  • Proficiency using business/technical software like MS Excel, MS Project, and CAD software.
  • Proficiency with concepts like system architecture, optimization, system dynamics, system analysis, statistical analysis, reliability analysis, and decision making.
  • Design-in-Safety experience



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