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Amazon Senior System Development Engineer in Bellevue, Washington


Amazon created one of the most sophisticated supply chains in the world. From the introduction of Amazon Prime, to the use of advanced technology for package delivery; Amazon consistently drives change from the front of the pack.

Amazon is seeking a Senior Systems Development Engineer to support the Amazon Logistics North America (AMZL NA) Material Handling Equipment (MHE) engineering team. This individual will challenge current processes, equipment, procedures, and electrical/controls specifications in our delivery stations, in order to come up with creative and implementable process improvement initiatives with more focus on in-house development with a focus on AB PLC/HMI and vision systems development. This Senior Systems Development Engineer will contribute to all aspects of an agile systems development life cycle including design, architecture, development, documentation, testing and operations. This position will be responsible for designing, managing and executing the next generation of delivery station processes, equipment, and operations. This is a unique opportunity to own new innovative projects that will advance the intelligence of our last mile business.

Key job responsibilities

  • Own the design and development of industrial controls design and PLC programs for complex material handling systems considering human/equipment interactions for the Amazon Logistics North America network

  • Dive deep and works to help solve critical design issues involving algorithm, develop hardware/firmware interfaces, IoT interfaces, etc

  • Participate in design reviews for complex control systems, simulations, algorithms and software development owned by your team, partner teams and vendors

  • Influences within your team and partner teams to help drive and develop the technical implementation for overall system designs

  • Identify and implement process improvements which improve your team’s agility. This may include improvements to design, automation, development, test or operations.

  • Define and/or refine system requirements, participate in the development and delivery of Interoperability-related features such as system health monitoring, diagnostics, repair, and other self-healing automation.

  • Simultaneously manage multiple high-visibility projects and tasks while effectively influencing, negotiating, and communicating with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors

  • Review new, advanced technology being introduced into the MHE systems with a focus on the control codes including electrical and controls interfacing requirements

  • Develop and maintain controls software code/scripts for PLCs/HMI and vision systems

  • Understand material handling control systems, including Allen Bradley PLCs, IPCs , barcode scanners and industrial networks such as Ethernet, safety over ethernet IP.

  • Develop, document and update design standards in conjunction with worldwide design teams, with emphasis on the electrical and controls design standards

  • Good experience with CODESYS

  • Experience with technical solutions that encompass advanced technology applications, conveyor hardware selection, material handling integration, and vendor commissioning content and expectations

A day in the life

Your work is very hands-on and multi-disciplinary. You will be working closely with vendors, cross-functional engineers, and project teams. You lead design reviews, write and troubleshoot PLC code, CODESYS, documents, demonstrate proof-of-concepts, build prototypes, and manage stakeholder expectations.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Austin, TX, USA | Bellevue, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of programming with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby experience

  • 2+ years of designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience leading the design, build and deployment of complex and performant (reliable and scalable) software solutions in production

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or computer science, Engineering Technology, or other related Engineering

  • 7 years of experience in Electrical/Control systems in a relay/PLC based controls design, development, implementation in a fast-paced industrial, logistics, production / manufacturing environment

  • 2+ years’ experience directly developing control strategies in CODESYS.

  • Demonstrated experience with Functional Safety standards (IEC 62061, IEC 13849, or IEC 61508)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of engineering practices and patterns for the full software/hardware/networks development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, certification, and livesite operations

  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software or computing infrastructure that has been successfully delivered to customers

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $121,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $235,200/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 Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.