Research in Austin, the Texas state capital, spans several efforts at Amazon, including retail supply chain optimization, transportation management, and technology related to Amazon consumer electronics such as Ring and Blink. Teams in Austin also work on science for middle-mile planning and optimization.
Scientists in the Austin area are conducting research across many disciplines, including data science, operations research, supply chain management, and transportation logistics.
Working in Austin
Amazon provides scientists room to take risks and fail; a community for collaboration and support for continued learning; and the opportunity to have an impact at global scale. Scientists are encouraged to engage with the research community in many forms, from attending conferences and writing research papers, to contributing to open-source code, and public datasets.
Unlike many major cities, Austin's skyline isn't dominated by skyscrapers. This is largely due to a restriction preserving the view of the state capitol building from various locations. With its famed music scene and annual hosting of the South by Southwest music and interactive festival, Austin has become dubbed the “Silicon Hills.”
Our Austin scientists collaborate with universities and other institutions around the globe. To see a summary of some of Amazon’s scientific collaborations, visit our academic collaborations page.