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Amazon Sr. Electrical Design Engineer, Data Center Engineering in Columbus, Ohio


Amazon Web Services is hiring Sr. Product Design engineer for Product engineering team. The product engineering team is a part of a global engineering team, responsible for the design and continuous innovation for products used within our rapidly expanding data center foot print.

Product engineering team at Amazon work to design and develop resilient, cost-effective electrical distribution products and systems. As engineer at Amazon, we are responsible for achieving a world class uptime for our customers. We justify and communicate the technical decisions we make to Sr. Management and work hard to drive continuous advancements and improvements with our designs. As an engineer at Amazon, you have the ability to drive change and define/design the systems our customers rely on.

Amazon offers a fast paced, fun, and exciting work environment. We continue to grow at exponential rates and are looking for individuals that can support our speed to market, enjoy a challenge, and have a desire for professional growth and continuous learning experiences. Amazon’s work environment is unique in every aspect and offers an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate.

If you are a creative, smart and driven individual that enjoys working with complex problems we want YOU! At Amazon you will be responsible for working on multi-million-dollar designs that support our array of businesses and wide variety of customers. Great ideas are encouraged and supported. Ingenuity is the main mechanism which supports our focus on quality, speed, and cost.

We are looking for Sr. Design engineer with hands experience in new product design and development of electrical power distribution equipment such as Low Voltage Switchgear, Power Distribution Cabinets or LV panel boards. If you can design electrical power distribution product/s and equipment, help to test and successfully test the products as per latest codes and standards using third party test laboratories then you will be good fit. You should also be able to support and establish our contract manufacturers for the manufacturing of products. You will directly lead product design and development and be a part of the process from concept to implementation. You must be capable of defining equipment specifications and evaluating the merit of design changes. You will be relied on as a subject matter expert in the product design field. We highly support continued learning opportunities and focus on continued employee development.

At Amazon team work is absolutely necessary for us to accomplish our goals. You must be able to work within a team and depend on others to accomplish the required work. As a product engineer at Amazon, you will be working with other internal groups as well as external groups including engineering service providers, manufacturers, vendors, inspectors, third party testing labs and contractors.

Amazon has a global presence. Travel will be necessary but shouldn’t be more than 50%. International support will be part of the job, and some international travel may be necessary. Your contribution could consist of leading global product design and development projects and could require developing engineering drawing and information packages. An understanding of international electrical product design requirements is helpful but not necessary.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Key job responsibilities

o Supports the Data Center Design Engineering, Principal Engineering, and Hardware Engineering teams to design and develop cutting edge concepts into new products needed for power distribution for data center.

o Lead new product design, development and work with internal teams to understand design requirements and solicit customer input.

o Collaborate with other disciplines such as mechanical and structural engineering, reliability, QA/QC and compliance to create well thought out products.

o Creation of designs which meet or exceed our quality requirements while delivering a return on investment.

o Work with global suppliers and manufacturers to specify appropriate electrical equipment, devices and bill of materials.

o Ensure compliance with federal, state and municipal requirements and building codes across different countries.

o Prepare, Review and approval of product design and drawings including electrical bill of materials, configuration, layouts, assembly, construction and electrical wiring drawings.

o Define project scope and provide technical support for information requests prior to, and during manufacturing phases.

o Work with field engineering and commissioning teams to properly set up test processes and validate installation, operation, and performance of electrical products.

o Ability to work on concurrent projects in multiple geographical regions.

o Support of Operations including failure mode and root cause analysis, maintenance and troubleshooting support, and operating procedure review.

o Be a leader within the group as well as within internal and external teams that support the data center.

o Having fun while offering creative, out of the box solutions.

About the team

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Why AWS?

About AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud

platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers

from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and

services to power their businesses.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster

a culture of inclusion that empower us to celebrate our differences. Ongoing events and learning

experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender

diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship & Career Growth

We have a career path for you no matter what stage you’re in when you start here. We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer.

That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing

resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Herndon, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Austin, TX, USA | Columbus, OH, USA | Herndon, VA, USA

Basic Qualifications

o Bachelor’s degree in ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING.

o 8+ years of experience with protection relay, metering and support to manufacturing for application engineering of power distribution equipment.

o Electrical engineering related experience with focus on MV / LV switchgear, panel boards, PDC and protection controls.

o Familiar with different LV or MV circuit breakers applications and switchgear or switchboards construction.

Preferred Qualifications

o Knowledge and able to interpret electric code NEC, NFPA, UL, ANSI C37 or IEC61439, IEC60850

o Experience in writing and driving factory witness testing and functional testing scripts for new products.

o Experience in design, support role to manufacturing of the products such as Switchgear, panel boards, Power Distribution Units, PLC.

o Knowledge of typical data center designs/architectures, and be following industry design trends.

o Experience with understanding manufacturing wiring drawings.

o An ability and willingness to think outside of the box to find creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs with no impact on quality, reliability, or maintainability.

o The ability to perform complex business case analysis to justify technical decisions and present the justification to management in a high level review.

o Possess leadership and problem-solving skills, be a motivated, highly dependable individual.

o Experience with the design or operation of data centers or substations or switchgear.

o Detailed understanding of uninterruptable power sources, diesel generators, electrical switchgear, power distribution units, and automatic/static transfer switches.

o Ability to research new designs, technologies, and develop new strategies for data center equipment.

o Ability to carry new design concepts through exploration, development, and into prototyping/manufacturing.

o Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role

o Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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