The Amazon Topology team does end-to-end supply chain estimation and optimization. This includes determining the number and placement of all types of facilities, how they should be configured, and how they should be connected to each other. There are thousands of facilities ranging from million-square-foot Fulfillment Centers with thousands of robots down to inner-city Prime Now facilities serving orders to be fulfilled within an hour. Each year we spend billions on these facilities and billions more on transportation costs. If you are interested in diving into a multi-discipline, high impact space this team is for you.
Handling data and making decisions on this scale requires a range of scientific tools. We use demand forecasting, optimization for various core decisions, machine learning to approximate the network, and simulation of how our choices will perform. The team is a mixture of Software Engineers, Operations Research Scientists, Applied Scientists, Business Intelligence Engineers and Product Managers.