[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research internship positions at Kiva Systems

Joe Romano joeromano at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 15:23:05 PST 2014


Recently acquired by Amazon, Kiva Systems LLC is experiencing explosive
growth and proudly offers best-in-class benefits for those interested in
joining our team. Kiva designs, codes, supports and manufactures
game-changing software applications, control systems, robotics and related
hardware that is revolutionizing Amazon’s operations across the globe.
Here’s your chance to shine. We’ll keep you highly motivated, challenged
and caffeinated (with our bottomless caffeine bar of coffee and soft
drinks) while you translate big ideas into actionable processes.

Kiva has multiple internships available for the summer of 2015 in the
Research group. Interns will work with Kiva's research team on a directed
project to study or enhance aspects of Kiva's multi-robot fulfillment
systems. Candidates will be selected based on technical ability and written
and oral communication skills. Research projects will be selected to match
the background of the applicant.

The timing of the internship can be adjusted to accommodate school
schedules.

Interns will:

- Work closely with one of the staff Research Scientists on a directed
research project related to the candidate's background and Kiva research
needs
- Analyze the Kiva system for potential improvements or develop new
innovative hardware
- Complete a written report at the end of the summer and give a
presentation to senior management

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Position 1: Robotics Hardware Research Intern

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- At least one year completed of relevant graduate education
- Expertise in prototyping and mechanism design for robotics
- Experience with: SolidWorks, Matlab, Linux
- Programming experience in at least one of C, C++, or Python

The ideal candidate will also have research experience in at least one of
the following fields:
- computer vision
- autonomous manipulation & planning
- control systems
- teleoperation and wireless networks

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Position 2: Algorithms Research Intern

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- At least one year completed of relevant graduate education
- Some programming skills, preferably Java

The ideal candidate will also have research experience in at least one of
the following fields:
- unsupervised learning
- planning under uncertainty
- distributed algorithms
- applied convex optimization
- queueing networks

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Send qualified resumes to engineeringjobs at kivasystems.com and put your
name and the job title ("Robotics Hardware Research Intern" OR "Algorithms
Research Intern") on the subject line.


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