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Software Development Manager - Scout Simulation & Graphics

Job ID: 1096750 | Services LLC


Do you want to help lead Amazon’s efforts to create fully immersive 3D simulations for autonomous delivery robots? Come be a part of our team in Amazon Scout!

We’re at the forefront of using simulation in robotics. Amazon Scout is an autonomous robot designed to deliver packages to customers. It’s the size of a small cooler and rolls along sidewalks at a walking pace, safely and intelligently moving through neighborhoods to make deliveries to our customers.

We’re building a real-time 3D simulation, including state of the art rendering techniques, simulated physics, and simulated sensors. Our simulator runs on developers’ desktops and does parallelized simulated deliveries in the cloud. Complex scenarios are authored with our tools, to simulate the complexity of real life and ensure Scout can safely navigate around obstacles while making deliveries. We use our simulations to accelerate autonomy learning and development.

As the manager for our simulation execution and authoring environment, you will lead our efforts to accelerate all aspects of autonomy development. You’ll collaborate with leading experts in robotics, graphics, computer vision, autonomy, and machine learning.

The Amazon Scout team shares a passion for innovation using advanced technologies, a love of solving complex challenges, and a desire to delight customer. We're looking for individuals who like dealing with ambiguity, solving hard, problems, and working in a startup like environment. To learn more about Amazon Scout, check out our Amazon Day One Blog post here: To learn more about this position, check out: and


· BSc in Science or other related engineering field
· 6+ years experience developing software
· 6+ years experience managing software development teams
· Experience leading development of capabilities for game engine environments, such as Lumberyard, Unity, Unreal, CryEngine, Havok and/or other world environments
· Experience developing careers with highly-skilled software engineers
· Ability to work on a diverse team or with a diverse range of coworkers.


· 6+ years relevant work experience
· Experience with physical system and simulation
· Experience working with multi-disciplined teams
· Practical experience with software engineering best practices
· Experience leading teams to tackle difficult, complex software and mathematical problems that do not have easy off-the-shelf solutions
· Experience with Agile software development methodologies
· Experience in a lead role in bringing a product to market
· Skilled in isolating, documenting, and issues systematically
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