Robotics Hardware Manager, Robotics AI

Company Details

Amazon.com Services LLC

  • 7+ years of experience working directly with robotic and industrial control systems
  • 5+ years of experience architecting, building, programming, and deploying robotic or industrial control systems
  • Experience selecting, deploying, and validating motors, sensors, and feedback control in the field
  • 3+ years of people experience managing engineers
  • Experience partnering with product and program management teams
  • First-hand experience across different control architectures, including real-time PCs, PLCs, IPCs, etc.

Job summary

Do you want to have a worldwide impact in Robotics? The Robotics AI team at Amazon builds high-performance, real-time robotic systems that can perceive, learn, and act intelligently alongside humans—at Amazon scale. We invent and scale AI systems for robotics in fulfillment. Our mission is to enable robots to interact safely, efficiently, and fluently with the clutter and uncertainty of real-world fulfillment centers. We hire and develop subject matter experts in robotics with a focus on mechanism design, workcell automation, and iterative prototyping

We are seeking a hands-on Robotics Hardware Manager to own the design, development, and deployment of the real-time systems that control our advanced robotic workcells. You will work deeply across prototype development, field testing, and scale deployment of our systems. A successful candidate has excellent technical depth in control systems, great communication skills, and a drive to achieve results in a collaborative team environment.

You should enjoy the process of solving real-world problems that, quite frankly, haven’t been solved at scale anywhere before. Along the way, we guarantee you’ll get opportunities to be a fearless disruptor, prolific innovator, and a reputed problem solver—someone who truly enables AI and robotics to significantly impact the lives of millions of consumers.

Key job responsibilities

  • As a manager, you will be responsible for delivering and maintaining critical robotic capabilities in the fulfillment network.
  • You will prioritize being a great people manager: motivating, rewarding, and coaching your diverse team is the most important part of this role. You will recruit and retain top talent and excel in day-to-day people and performance management tasks.
  • You will ensure your team engages with other teams such as robotics scientists and software engineers through regular meetings, design reviews, and direct collaborations.
  • You will regularly take part in deep-dive troubleshooting exercises and drive technical post-mortem discussions to identify the root cause of complex issues.
  • You will set a vision for your team and create product roadmaps. You will help your team sort out technical and product requirements and priorities. You will use project management skills to deliver product roadmap items and other cross-team projects.
  • You will keep your technical knowledge current to contribute to architecture and design discussions as well as providing mentorship and teaching opportunities for others.

  • Experience with software development work processes
  • Experience achieving safety certifications with deployed systems
  • Experience with controls system networking protocols, including EtherCAT, CAN, Modbus, etc.

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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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