Boston, Cambridge, and North Reading
The Boston region is an important research hub for Amazon, with offices in the city itself as well as in nearby Cambridge and North Reading. Scientists in the area work on technology related to AWS, Alexa, robotics, and quantum computing.
The Amazon Detective team in Boston is tackling some of the most challenging problems at the intersection of cybersecurity, big data, and machine learning. The Cambridge office offers opportunities to work on AI and NLU for Alexa. And in North Reading, scientists work on fundamental challenges in the robotics field and how to solve them at real-world scale.
Research in the Boston area spans a variety of disciplines, including robotics — manipulation and grasping; autonomous mobility; multi-robot coordination and planning — cybersecurity, big data, machine learning, natural language processing, automatic speech recognition, graph analytics, quantum communications, and computer vision, among others.
Working in Boston, Cambridge, and North Reading
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.
The Boston metropolitan area is an international center of education, medicine, and technology. The Charles River separates Boston from Cambridge, which is home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. North Reading sits about 15 miles north of Boston. It features Ipswich River Park a 49-acre site including a conservation area, restored wetlands, walking paths, sports fields and courts, playgrounds, and more.
Our scientists in Boston, Cambridge, and North Reading 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.
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