Work on the future of delivery systems, simulation and experimentation, computing storage, revolutionary voice services, or groundbreaking devices
Amazon's innovative Cambridge, UK Development Center holds teams focused on four pioneering areas: Prime Air, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Devices, SCOT Simulation and Experimentation and Amazon Web Services.
Come and join us in the "Silicon Fen." You will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology while enjoying the culture of a beautiful university town.
Read more about our teams below.
Amazon Prime Air is a future delivery system designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones. Flying under 400 feet and weighing less than 55 pounds, Prime Air vehicles will take advantage of sophisticated sense and avoid technology, as well as a high degree of automation, to safely operate beyond the line of sight to distances of 10 miles or more.
Prime Air’s Cambridge, UK office is focused on flight testing and operations related to this future service. The Cambridge team is comprised of both hardware and software engineering, as well as flight test safety leads and vehicle operators.
The Cambridge team plays a key role in the development of Alexa, Amazon’s cloud based voice service which delights customers on products such as Echo and Fire TV. The Amazon Alexa team focuses on bringing voice-activated experiences to Amazon customers. The team first began with the development of Amazon Echo, a new category of device designed entirely around your voice. It's always ready, connected, and fast — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. To learn more about the Alexa team, watch our video!
- Alexa knowledge
Our focus the Alexa Knowledge team combines natural language understanding, acquiring large volumes of structured knowledge, and building autonomous machine reasoning to allow our customers to get answers to their questions in the most natural way possible. We’re part of a huge research and engineering effort
- Alexa Machine Learning
The Alexa Machine Learning team is responsible for cutting-edge research and development in all aspects of human language technology, including automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language understanding (NLU). We are a team of world-class scientists that use many real-world data sources to build highly scalable machine learning solutions at massive scale
Amazon Devices / Amazon Lab126
The R&D team in Cambridge is part of the Lab126 organization based in Sunnyvale, California and develops
Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) works on some of the world’s most complex supply chain challenges, at Amazon scale. We use deep learning, math optimization and data science to predict demand, forecast inventory needs, select suppliers, buy inventory and optimize placement of each unit across Amazon’s global fulfilment network so our customers can get what they need when they need it, at a great price. When customers place orders, our systems use real-time, large-scale optimization techniques to optimally choose from where to ship and how to consolidate multiple orders.
- Simulation and Experimentation (SimEx)
SCOT’s Simulation and Experimentation (SimEx) group builds systems that allow Amazon to answer “what if?” questions about our supply chain, our fulfillment network and our customers, rapidly experiment with new ideas and make data-driven decisions under uncertainty. The group is composed of scientists (across the fields of machine learning, simulation research, statistics, causal inference and data science), product managers and engineers who research, build and run the large-scale compute and analytics infrastructure to support discrete event simulation and experimentation at Amazon scale. The SimEx team in Cambridge develops innovative machine learning methods for the modeling and analysis of complex data; its particular research areas are uncertainty quantification, data-efficient learning, data-oriented architectures and deep learning. SimEx Cambridge is also responsible for the open-source Emukit project, a Python-based toolbox of various methods in uncertainty quantification and statistical emulation: multi-fidelity, experimental design, active learning, Bayesian optimization, Bayesian quadrature and more.
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