• Senior Applied Robotics Scientist

    Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 10 months ago(4/26/2018 6:53 AM)
    Job ID
    A2Z Development Center, Inc.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

    The Role:

    We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting-edge advances in robotics, machine learning, computer vision, and other related areas to solve real-world challenges. This will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even imagine yet. Key responsibilities will be to conduct research and development in these areas, and to collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to put the concepts you develop into production. You will determine where commercially available solution and academic research can be applied to solve Amazon business problems, as well as identify opportunities for innovation. You will use a large amount of data to train and test algorithms to bring them up to production level quality.

    In this role, you will
    - Work closely with Product and Customer Experience teams to help define behaviors for our products
    - Investigate ways to use learning-based techniques to improve these behaviors
    - Apply research in Robotics, Machine Learning, and Human Computer Interaction. If needed, extend existing algorithms, or develop new ones
    - Write code (in C++/Java/Python) to prototype and productize this research
    - Figure out ways to collect data to train, test and improve these algorithms

    Basic Qualifications

    • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
    • Experience in state-of-the-art Robotic and Machine Learning technologies
    • 5+ years of experience in applying research to solve real world problems
    • 3+ years of experience in Java, C++, or other programming language, as well as with R, MATLAB, Python or similar scripting language

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Proven track record of innovation in creating novel algorithms and advancing the state of the art
    • Experience with Human Computer Interaction
    • Linux platform experience
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences

    Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
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