Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? We apply advances in robotics and software to solve real-world problems that delight our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even imagine yet. Amazon Robotics is located in the greater Boston area, the epicenter of robotics innovation. Our diverse teams come from all over the world to design, test and build our dynamic fleet of robots and mechatronic systems. Having our offices, labs, test floors and factories all co-located means that we can design the hardware, write the code, test, build and watch it all come to life. This allows us to innovate quickly and on limitless ideas. Current advancements are underway in autonomous movement and mobility, artificial intelligence and machine learning, manipulation, simulation, robotic management software, predictive analytics, and much more.
Amazon Robotics empowers a smarter, faster, more consistent customer experience through automation. Amazon Robotics automates fulfilment center and transportation operations using various methods of robotic technology including autonomous and non-autonomous mobile robots, sophisticated control software, object manipulation, language perception, power management, computer vision, depth sensing, machine learning, object recognition, and semantic understanding of commands. Amazon Robotics has a dedicated focus on research and development to continuously explore new opportunities to extend its product lines into new areas.
Amazon Robotics is seeking a talented and motivated Engineering or Computer Science student to join our Manipulation Technical Program Management Team for a Co-op assignment. This role is a 6 month co-op to join AR full time (40 hours/week) from January-June 2022.
The candidate will have the opportunity work with senior program management and engineering staff to deliver updates to existing products as well as new mechanisms, modules and systems. The ideal candidate has strong engineering aptitude, organization and communication skills, enjoys problem solving and can potentially handle multiple parallel tasks. This position reports to a Senior Technical Program Manager on the Manipulation Program Management team.
Principle Duties and responsibilities:
o Manage one large, or multiple smaller projects in product development or engineering sustainment in support of our and robotic work cell platforms.
§ Projects could be Hardware or Software in nature, and span perception (computer vision, machine learning), manipulation (path planning, end of arm tools), controls & safety, Human Machine Interfaces (physical and SW based), or system workflows.
§ Project size and quantity is dependent upon candidate comfort level as well as business project priority at the time of hire
o Interface with all engineering disciplines to deliver project requirements
o Work with supply chain, manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, and test engineering to implement engineering changes into production
o Leverage and develop project management skills including
§ Development of project schedules using MS Project, or other Gantt chart tool of choice
§ Leverage the agile scrum methodology
§ Manage a risk register, including identifying, assessing and mitigating risks
§ Develop payback models for new product features as required
§ Bi-weekly project status reporting to Manipulation leadership team
o Opportunities for process improvement related to management of sustaining projects and activities
o Develop a transition plan to hand off in-process activities to replacement co-op
- The ideal candidate should be pursuing a degree in an engineering discipline computer science
- The candidate should have completed at least 1 Co-Op in a design or project management field
- The candidate is interested in project and/or program management, may have an interest in pursuing an MBA, or has interest in engineering management
- The candidate may be pursuing a business minor
- Preferred familiarity with MS Project (or other equivalent Gantt chart tools and/or Agile Scrum methodology
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