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Cambridge Amazon Drones

Amazon buzzing to test Prime delivery drones in Cambridge with research team expansion


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

November 12, 2014 | 2 min read

Amazon is looking to hire a ‘flight operations engineer’ to oversee its Prime delivery drones at its research and development base in Cambridge.

Amazon will look to roll it its drones in the coming years

According to a job listing on the website the e-commerce giant is seeking “a flight safety manager to ensure the safety and professionalism of [its] flight program”.

The ad marks the company's latest efforts to push forward with plans to automate its courier service with flying drones.

The successful individual will need to be able to conduct Prime air tests both indoors and outdoors, to ensure that the operation adheres to local safety regulations, according to the ad.

Those applying must have “five + years of relevant aviation experience, either civilian or military, with either manned or unmanned aviation”.

The firm is also looking for a site leader, project manager, a senior research scientist, office manager and software development engineer.

Earlier this year the firm gained permission to conduct drone tests in US airspace, following approval from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).

Cambridge Amazon Drones

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