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Prime Air Research Scientist
Amazon.com Services, Inc in Seattle, Washington
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Date Posted April 23, 2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
  • Masters in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or related field

  • Expertise in numerical methods and feedback control

  • Knowledge of software engineering practices and patterns for the full software/hardware/networks development life cycle

  • Experience in communicating with management, as well as technical and business teams to collect requirements, describe product features and technical designs


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 extreme-scale real world delivery challenges, and provide visible benefit to end-users, this is your opportunity.

Come work on the Amazon Prime Air team!

We're looking for an outstanding Research Scientist who combines superb technical, research and analytical 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 research teams.

In this role you will develop, implement and test flight controls supporting UAS. The ideal candidate will have fundamental knowledge of feedback control, dynamics, aerodynamics, design and analysis with some 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 Amazon’s ability to apply for and obtain an export control license on your behalf.


  • PhD Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or related field

  • Knowledge of fundamental aerodynamics theory

  • Ability to model and understand physics-based dynamics

  • Experience with simulation

  • Strong mathematical/statistical fundamentals

  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language

  • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers at scale

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