Software Development Engineer - Yard Technology, Inc. Shoreline, WA stores and sells millions of unique items through its Fulfillment Centers (FCs), Sort Center (SC) and Delivery Station (DS) network globally. This is a hugely complex logistics network with hundreds of thousands of transportation assets of different types (trailers, box trucks, airplanes, etc.), in different operational states (empty, loading, etc.), on the move or stationary and in different locations around the world. The Yard Tech team is responsible for tracking and managing transportation assets of all kinds that ship goods to and from Amazon facilities. We leverage computer vision, GPS, RFID, integration with external services and other information to provide real time updates and tracking of what is happening on the ground. We are a key component of the Transportation Technology systems, bridging the gap between the physical world and the virtual transportation plan. We are currently used on 3 continents and are working to be deployed at every Amazon fulfillment facility globally.

The Yard Tech team is fully self-sufficient, managing and owning a complete end to end product comprised of multiple integrations with physical sensors, Android mobile applications, web applications and web services integrating with and supporting other systems within Transportation Technology. We are a small team with a large scope. As part of the Yard Tech team you would be expected to join and participate in the design and development of multiple different types of components as well as the overall architecture of how these components fit together and perform at scale. We are looking for talented SDEs who enjoy working on and with different types of technologies, delivering high quality solutions and who thrive in a fast paced fun environment.

We are not tied to one technology – instead, we use what is best suited for the purpose. All of our systems tend to be loosely coupled, communicating using synchronous and asynchronous messaging, leading to a classic distributed processing architecture. We are looking for talented SDEs who enjoy working on creative algorithms, building large scale systems and who thrive in a fast paced fun environment.


In this role, you will be responsible for ownership of a suite of products in the Yard Management area of transportation technology, providing technical leadership to the team. You will be leading the automation of our systems and processes to allow Amazon to continue to build, scale and evolve our world leading transportation and logistics network. You will work with global operations leaders, the latest technology and other highly motivated individuals within our team to build Amazon's next generation of transportation logistics solutions for Amazon and third-party providers around the world. Strong ability to envision, capture and guide architecture across teams is a must.

We are seeking a seasoned manager and technical leader with a strong track record of owning successful products. You'll build and manage a strong team in a fast-paced, startup-like environment. As a technical leader, you'll need to be a pragmatic visionary that can translate business needs into workable technology solutions that scale both technologically and operationally. Given our rapid growth, you'll need to be able to lead the organization through change, evolution, and sustained growth as well as be able and willing to roll up your sleeves and get hands on when necessary.

The successful candidate will have a strong engineering background and able to look at the big picture: from both a business and technical perspective. A proven history driving highly visible initiatives and system roll outs is critical. Being able to align work across numerous Agile teams is key. Additionally, you will have the ability to manage across multiple geographies.

Finally Amazon services are part of one of the world's largest production systems. This requires all candidates to be able to balance new functional delivery with maintaining a highly reliable and stable 24x7 system.