Hardware Development Engineer: CNC Machinist

Job ID: 1565768 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.


The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Center for Quantum Computing in Pasadena, CA, is looking to hire a Hardware Development Engineer with expertise in CNC machining, CAM, and machine shop management. You will run a machine shop with CNC machinery and support the manufacturing requests from cryogenic hardware engineers. The primary responsibilities include machine shop management, CAM programming, CNC machine operation, and production queue management. Additionally, you would hopefully bring a strong background in mechanical engineering principles and handle some mechanical design tasks. Working effectively within a team environment is critical.

Work/Life Balance
At the AWS Center for Quantum Computing, we understand that developing quantum computing technology is a marathon, not a sprint. Mental and physical wellness is encouraged within our team and throughout AWS. The work/life integration within Amazon encourages a culture where employees work hard and have ownership over their downtime. We are exploring more structured wellness elements including meditation scheduling, running group meet-ups, and a culture of sharing wellness tips.

Mentorship and Career Growth
We are committed to the growth and development of every member of the Center for Quantum Computing. You will receive career-growth-minded management and mentorship from a software and science team and also have the opportunity to participate in Amazon's mentorship programs. You will work closely with quantum research scientists and have opportunities to learn about quantum computing technology and contribute to the development of scientific software for quantum computing at AWS.

Inclusive and Diverse Culture
The AWS Center for Quantum Computing is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds to build a world class team. We’re looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with their peers. With quantum computing being a new and growing initiative within AWS, you would have an opportunity to make an impact on our budding team culture.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


· Associate Degree
· 7+ year of CNC machinery CAM and operation
· Machine shop organization and management
· Superior problem solving and analytical skills
· Communication, documentation, and presentation skills
· Effective working in an engineering team environment


· BSc Degree
· 10+ year of CNC machinery CAM and operation
· Experience with Haas CNC machines
· Experience working closely with other engineers as well as scientists and technicians covering a wide range of technical skill levels
· Curiosity and capability to rapidly learn new techniques or technical topics