Embedded Software Development Engineer, Amazon Dash Cart


Job summary
We are looking for an experienced embedded Software Development Engineer to drive core systems development work for the new Amazon Dash Cart and other confidential projects. Our team is based in the Boston MetroWest area, but there is the option to work a few days a week in our Boston office (Lincoln Street).

Amazon Dash Cart allows shoppers to checkout without lines — you just place the items in the cart and the cart will take care of the rest. When you’re done shopping, you leave the store through a designated dash lane. We charge the payment method in your Amazon account as you walk through the dash lane and send you a receipt. Designed and custom-built by Amazonians, our Dash cart uses a variety of technologies including computer vision, sensor fusion, and advanced machine learning. Check it out at https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&amp,node=21289116011.

Innovation is part of our DNA! Our goal is to be Earth’s most customer centric company and we are just getting started. We need people who want to join an ambitious program that continues to push the state of the art in computer vision, machine learning, distributed systems and hardware design.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will help develop and maintain the core platform systems that allow the Dash Carts to operate such as the OS, code deployment infrastructure and monitoring, as well as work on the implementation of several security features (secure element support, secure boot, filesystem encryption etc.) Additionally, you will work closely with our manufacturing team to develop scalable solutions for imaging and configuring large numbers of devices.

You will tackle challenging situations every day and you’ll have the opportunity to work with multiple technical teams at Amazon. You should be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity that’s higher than most projects and relish the idea of solving problems. Along the way, we guarantee that you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on many customers.

Job responsibilities
· Participate in the development and maintenance of embedded Linux systems and cloud infrastructure and related tools
· Work with other team members to investigate best design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility
· Collaborate with the manufacturing team to simplify software deployment and maintenance
· Participate in on-call rotations and support of critical systems
· Ensure high quality of delivered software by writing tests and participating in the code review process
· Mentor and help develop junior engineers, and demonstrate best development practices


· 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
· 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
· Programming experience with at least one software programming language.
· BS in Computer Science or related technical field
· 3+ years of experience as a key member of an engineering team
· Proficient in C++, Java or other statically compiled language
· Experience with at least one scripting language such as Python, Ruby etc.
· Knowledgeable in shell scripting (e.g., bash)
· Deep understanding of Linux internals and administration
· Solid system design skills
· Experience with the SW development life-cycle (Agile processes, testing) and related tools (e.g., Git)


· Experience in IoT, embedded software systems and AWS
· Familiarity with security solutions for embedded systems (e.g., secure boot, secure elements, filesystem encryption)
· Knowledge of networking protocols and support
· Experience working in start-up mode building products and services from the ground up
· Comfortable working in a cross-functional team and learning about new technologies

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