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Applied Scientist - Flight Controls, Prime Air , Flight Controls - Software & Applied Sciences

Amazon Prime Air • 
Seattle, Washington, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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Job summary
Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of diversity and inclusion of our teams within the organization.

We’re working on the future. If you are seeking an iterative fast-paced environment where you can drive innovation, apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve real world delivery challenges, and provide visible benefit to customers, this is your opportunity.

Come work on the Amazon Prime Air Team!

We are looking for an outstanding Applied Scientist who combines superb technical, research, and software capabilities with a demonstrated ability to get the right things done quickly and effectively. This person must be comfortable working with a team of top-notch developers and collaborating with our science and software teams.

Key job responsibilities
In this role you will develop flight control algorithms, implement software, and test closed-loop performance for the Prime Air drone. The ideal candidate will have fundamental knowledge of flight controls, simulation, dynamics, aerodynamics, design and analysis with practical real-life implementation experience.

Export Control License
This position may require a deemed export control license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Placement is contingent on ’s ability to apply for and obtain an export license on your behalf.
Job Requirements:
Basic Qualifications
· MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Technology, Aeronautics, Robotics or a related quantitative field.
· 2+ years of industry or academic applied research experience with feedback controls, guidance algorithms, aerodynamics analysis, and/or flight code development.
· 2+ years experience programming in C++
· 1+ years experience programming in Python or related language


Preferred Qualifications
· PhD and 5+ years of industry or academic applied research experience with feedback controls, guidance algorithms, aerodynamics analysis, and/or flight code development.
· 5+ years relevant experience as a Research Scientist, Applied Scientist, Engineer, or a related occupation
· Experience with hardware/software integration and real-time mission-critical applications that have been successfully delivered to customers at scale.
· Excellent Mathematical/Statistical and applied physics fundamentals.
· Knowledge of engineering practices & patterns for the full life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source management, processes, testing, and certification.
· Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch and SLA-driven operations of the project.
· Experience in communicating with customers, technical, regulatory, business teams and management to collect requirements, describe product features, and technical designs.




Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
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