Product Design Engineer, Data Center Engineering

Austin, TX Amazon Data Services, Inc.

AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

Key job responsibilities
Supports the Data Center Design Engineering, Principal Engineering, and Hardware Engineering teams to design and develop cutting edge concepts into new products.
o Work on new product design and development project and work with internal teams to understand design requirements and solicit customer input.
o Collaborate with other disciplines such as Data Center engineering, reliability, QA/QC and compliance teams 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.
o Ensure compliance with federal, state and municipal requirements and building codes across different countries.
o Review and approval of product design and drawings including mechanical parts, assembly, construction and electrical 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 test and validate installation, operation, and performance of electrical products.
o Ability to provide support for manufacturing activities for the new products on concurrent projects in multiple geographical locations.
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 product development team 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
Diverse Experiences
AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why 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 be proud of 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’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.

Work/Life Balance
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

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

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


o Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering.
o 4+ years of experience with new product design, development, product Certification and support manufacturing of power distribution equipment.
o New Product design experience with low voltage (LV) distribution products with focus on switchgear, switchboards and panelboards.


o Knowledge and able to interpret electric code NEC, NFPA, UL891, UL508, UL1066, UL1558, IEEE/ANSI C37
o Experience in Engineering design, manufacturing, Quality control of the products such as Switchgear, panel boards, Power Distribution Units.
o Knowledge of typical data center designs/architectures, and be following industry design trends.

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.

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