• Software Development Engineer

    Company/Location (search) US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 4 days ago(11/14/2018 5:30 PM)
    Job ID
    742897
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon Fulfillment Technologies (AFT) powers the physical engine at the heart of Amazon. AFT builds and operates software, hardware, and processes that run the global network of fulfillment centers that move many millions of units of inventory, employ tens of thousands of people, and ensure that customers get what they want when we promised we would get it to them.

    Our environment is global and complex with a variety of software and systems, including industrial machines and protocols. We are constantly innovating in the ways we are automating and accelerating the delivery of products and packages which includes building custom hardware and applying machine learning, image processing, and real-time data processing using distributed systems. We are looking for a Controls System Engineer, capable of developing next-gen Industrial insights solutions for AFT. This position will be exposed to the development of custom communications protocols, PLC optimization, and diagnostics development. You will work closely with an internal inter-disciplinary team, and outside partners to drive key aspects of product definition, execution and test. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative environment.

    In this role, you will design and develop solutions involving robotics, data management and precision conveyance. You will participate in large-scale control engineering projects, supporting global deployments of equipment. This position will be filled with a candidate identified as a future leader, capable of driving AFT into the lead of Industrial Control Systems design and we are looking for candidates who are up to the task.

    Amazon Fulfillment Technologies (AFT) powers the physical engine at the heart of Amazon. AFT builds and operates software, hardware, and processes that run the global network of fulfillment centers that move many millions of units of inventory, employ tens of thousands of people, and ensure that customers get what they want when we promised we would get it to them.

    Basic Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineer, Mechatronics, Robotics or related discipline
    • 4+ years of relevant industry experience.
    • Experience in IPC/PLC code development and installation of controls solutions, preferred platforms are AB and Siemens
    • Working experience using Linux or QNX platforms
    • Understanding of industrial networking (Profibus, ASi and Industrial Ethernet)
    • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
    • Ability to work in a team and under minimal supervision.
    • Experience with creating automated alarms, reports and KPI metrics for plant management.
    • Understanding of Ethernet networking solutions and concepts
    • Eligible for international travel

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent industry experience
    • 4+ years of software development experience
    • At least two life-cycles of large scale control system experience (design, development and deployment) utilizing IPC/PLC programming.
    • Coding skills in Java/C++ on a Unix/Linux platform.
    • Experience managing and coordinating with multiple 3rd party suppliers.
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