Senior Software Engineer – Platform

Friday December 07, 2012

North Reading, MA


Kiva Systems was recently acquired by Amazon.com and we are continuing to experience high growth. Kiva Systems, Inc. uses game-changing automation technology for distribution centers that helps companies simplify operations and reduce costs while increasing strategic flexibility.

Using hundreds of autonomous mobile robots and sophisticated control software, the Kiva Mobile-robotic Fulfillment System enables extremely fast cycle times with reduced labor requirements, from receiving to picking to shipping.

Kiva is looking for multiple software engineers at the mid-senior level who are talented, mature, motivated, and enjoy working in a fast paced development organization.

As a Kiva software engineer, you will design, implement and test key components of Kiva’s warehouse automation system software and applications, collaborating cross-functionally to define clear requirements, deliverables, and test cases.

Candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science
  • 4+ years of experience developing object oriented software with Java and/or C++
  • Experience designing and implementing highly available soft real-time systems
  • Strong background in developing complex enterprise class software running on embedded or server platforms a plus
  • Solid understanding of one or more of the following technologies:
  • Spring, JBoss, Hibernate, JAXB, JMS, JDBC, JAXB, JUnit, REST, Swing, XML, Microsoft MQ/IBM Websphere MQ
  • Self-motivated and able to solve problems independently and in team settings
  • Strong communication skills and effective team player
  • Familiarity with fast growing companies and the associated deadlines and high-energy culture that goes along with launching new products.

Kiva Systems, Inc. offers game-changing distribution center automation that helps companies simplify operations and reduce costs, while increasing strategic flexibility. Cases, inventory, and orders are stored on mobile shelving units that are moved by a fleet of autonomous robots. With the Kiva Mobile-robotic Fulfillment System, operators stand still and inventory is delivered to them: no walking, no waiting. This complete hardware and software system enables extremely fast cycle times with reduced labor requirements, from receiving to picking to shipping—all without conveyor. The result is a warehouse that is quick to set up, inexpensive to operate, and easy to change. Kiva's customers include recognized leaders in retail, distribution, and brands/manufacturers. www.kivasystems.com

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