Sr. Component Sourcing Engineer

Amazon.Com, Inc. Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 2 months ago

If you are an experienced technology sourcing professional with a passion for customers and hungry for driving change and impact at a Global scale you might be a fit for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) procurement team. Come armed with your knowledge for a position where you will own, build, and run technology sourcing and operations and engage with multiple stake holders to drive plans and execution to satisfy the demanding needs of a high growth industry impacting markets worldwide. If you thrive optimizing operations and driving results and want to be accountable for a significant impact and a once-in-a-life time professional opportunity, we have an opportunity for you.

AWS is the world's leading and most trusted provider of virtualized public cloud utility services. We offer our global IT customer base who span private, corporate and government sectors, over 100 fully featured, integrated services in compute, storage, database, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things (IOT) and enterprise applications. AWS operates a worldwide fleet of interconnected enterprise data centers at hyperscale to deliver the capacity that powers our customers IT infrastructure which enables their ability to concentrate on core competencies through agility and operational efficiency. To learn more about AWS, visit

As AWS enjoys its ongoing rapid expansion, we are making investments in the Infrastructure Supply Chain and Procurement (ISCAP) team to optimize the value chain of technology ecosystem suppliers from whom we acquire good and services to run our cloud solutions. The AWS ISCAP team is responsible for the end-to-end sourcing and supply fulfilment to deploy customer capacity to AWS's Data Center network. We are seeking a senior Integrated Circuit (IC) component sourcing engineer responsible for; predicting IC market dynamics driving IC supplier technology roadmaps aligned to AWS product innovation, and executing IC sourcing strategies that ensure supplier manufacturing capacity and supply output satisfies AWS growing materials demand requirements. Integrated Circuit is used across a range of AWS market verticals including, but not limited to - Server motherboard, Network communications switches, host bus adapters, Network interface cards, solid state drives, IoT devices, and Power supply subsystems.

The successful candidate will be a seasoned IC sourcing engineering professional with a demonstrated record of high performing technology sourcing experts, cultivating influential C-level vendor relationships, harnessing IC industry analytics to develop winning sourcing strategies, accelerating throughput velocity by reducing lead-times, and driving vendor output execution to prevent/resolve constraints. As the IC sourcing engineer you will engage frequently with Architects, Design Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, Product Life Cycle Managers and Internal business unit service customers to understand AWS's IC quality, availability and cost requirements, influence DFX - design for manufacturing/supply chain - direction, and subsequently orchestrate vendor engagement and sourcing strategies to exceed those needs. Being a senior IC sourcing engineer being nimble, fast and decisive in pursuit of business priorities will be imperative as we balance the obligations of guaranteed continuity of supply delivered at best cost. AWS's progress will bring the challenge to reinvent and adopt unconventional models to scale operational effectiveness and efficiencies for our desired future state. This role will report directly into ISCAP's head of Component Sourcing Manager. There will be travel required in this role including both domestic and international trips. Success in the role will be measured by how the IC sourcing engineer is able to deliver against stated business objectives while instilling a results-oriented, lean, ownership culture of big thinking, fast acting, and continuous improvement behavior.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Recognized subject matter expert in Integrated Circuit technologies, design practices, specialty materials, fabrication methods, should cost dynamics and quality assurance systems.

  • Established Integrated Circuit / Semiconductor industry network relationship.

  • Identify and understand IC Industry and technology trends.

  • Drive IC supplier product technology roadmaps and execute strategic quality/availability/cost improvement initiatives.

  • Analyze IC industry capacity to predict market constraints and drive sourcing policy counter measures to secure continuity of supply and cost optimization.

  • Influence IC vendors' manufacturing processes, technology decisions, and policies in beneficial and sustainable ways.

  • Develop and execute IC vendor strategies in support of business requirements for AWS Server and Networking hardware.

  • Source, Select, Risk Assess/Mitigate, Qualify and On-Board new IC suppliers.

  • Implement vendor performance controls to ensure operational excellence.

  • Target and deliver aggressive supply capacity assurance and lead-time reduction initiatives.

  • Influence IC Designs for manufacturing, quality and cost optimization.

  • Build a vendor base and business processes which scale with the business.

  • Drive change through excellent verbal and written communication with data driven inputs.

  • Communicated management and business partner presentation via white paper narratives.

  • Create mechanisms to ensure details of the business are understood, managed, and improved upon.

  • Drive change through excellent verbal and written communication with data driven inputs.

  • Communicated management and business partner presentation via white paper narratives.

  • Create mechanisms to ensure details of the business are understood, managed, and improved upon.

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Sr. Component Sourcing Engineer

Amazon.Com, Inc.