Sr. Mgr Innovation And Design Engineer, WW Fulfillment Design

Amazon.Com, Inc. Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 weeks ago

Sr. Manager Innovation and Design Engineer Air Operations

Seattle, WA

Amazon has created one of the most sophisticated supply chains in the world. From the introduction of Amazon Prime, to the use of drones for package delivery, Amazon has consistently driven change from the front of the pack.

Amazon is now searching for a handful of innovative and solutions oriented engineers to be a part of our global initiative of developing and delivering next generation of world-class fulfillment and transportation systems. If the idea of using ground-breaking technologies to develop intermodal logistics systems on an unprecedented scale has your attention, then keep reading.

As a Senior Manager of Innovation and Design Engineer for Air Operations, you will be able to work with and lead some of the most talented engineers in the design and development of physical distribution systems around the globe. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing high-performance physical systems, a strong technical problem solving ability, excellent project management skills, and an internal motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced and often ambiguous environment. Amazon's culture encourages innovation and expects engineers and managers alike to take a high level of ownership in solving complex problems.


  • Design, build, and improve order fulfillment infrastructure throughout the large-scale supply chain network

  • Lead and manage a team of talented engineers handling mulitple projects at a time

  • Own the design of physical fulfillment and logistics systems around the globe, to develop optimal solutions for the fulfillment and transportation network through site layout, equipment specification, material flow, process design, and intellectual property considerations.

  • Innovate with complex automated material handling equipment, packaging technologies, and systems including robotics and mechatronics across 100+ new fulfillment and logistics centers that are being built each year.

  • Provide technical leadership for large-scale industrial engineering projects using MS Excel, AutoCAD, and MS Projects.

  • Work with complex MHE and packaging lines and process design based on Lean Manufacturing.

  • Lead and coordinate design efforts between internal teams and outside vendors to develop optimal solutions for the network, including equipment specification, material flow, process design, and site layout.

  • Manage capital projects; create conceptual drawings, equipment specifications and bid documentation to facilitate a competitive bid environment.

  • Monitor and enforce project schedules and quality with vendors or subcontractors.

  • Inspect facilities in accordance with corporate standards and procedures relating to material handling, processing and storage.

  • Provide leadership and coordination between internal departments and vendors for multiple sites.

  • Develop and manage budget and contract documents including RFPs, change order controls, purchase orders, and invoicing

  • Coordinate with local site management to ensure proper operator training, procedural compliance, maintenance and safety practices are followed for new and existing equipment.

  • Manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and effectively influence, negotiate, and communicate with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors.Facilitate process improvement initiatives among site operations, engineering, and corporate systems groups.

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