• Software Development Engineer, Last Mile Routing

    Company/Location (search) US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 6 months ago(5/7/2018 6:32 AM)
    Job ID
    645623
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    The vehicle routing team is at the heart of our growing logistics network at Amazon. We’re challenged to constantly improve and innovate on our vehicle routing software and tools to better support fast delivery to customers. We are looking for a Software Development Engineer with exceptional technical skills and a passion for delivering great software to join our team. We have among the most complex vehicle routing problems in the industry, including large, capacitive, commingled, and time windowed routing problems. We dispatch thousands of drivers a day to carry millions of packages to our customers.

    Parcel delivery strategies have objectives that can often compete with one another. Most notably, ideal on-road and in-station processes may be incompatible; moreover, optimizing for the “happy path” leads to operational realities that are not resilient to failure (which are common during peak delivery times). In this role, you will create globally optimal route plans amidst these opposing forces. Vehicle routing touches sortation, containerization, picking, and dispatch. You will work at the intersection of these to build a plan that is efficient, fair, and executable. You will learn about optimization, routing algorithms, and building tools for operators to be successful each and every day around the globe. You will work with research scientists, senior engineers and managers in a fast paced and growing environment, where ideas are prototyped, tested, and implemented.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 4+ years’ experience as Software Development Engineer
    • 3+ years of hands-on experience on Java or C++
    • In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms
    • Robust experience building and designing scalable systems

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree, PhD, or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field.
    • Experience in optimization algorithms development (e.g, supply chain optimization, operations research, network design, machine learning, etc.) and/or the transportation domain
    • Experience establishing metrics for measurement of engineering and operational excellence.
    • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
    • Knowledge of software development methodologies and best practices.
    • Ability to tackle big, challenging problems and resolve ambiguity in the customer's favor.
    • Experience defining system architectures and designs, exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs, and making data-driven decisions.
    • Ability to drive consensus within a team and influence outcomes in significant technical decision-making.
    • Experience building highly available systems and operating 24x7 services
    • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
    • Good problem solving and analytical abilities.Hands on experience on algorithmic design and complexity analysis.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
    • High sense of ownership, self-motivation, and desire to delight customers.


    Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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