Amazon Collider: Jobs and Internships for UCB Students (hosted by CET and IEOR)

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Amazon Collider: Jobs and Internships for UCB Students (hosted by CET and IEOR)

By Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, April 23, 2015 · 6 - 7:30pm PDT


Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall 2594 Hearst Ave University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-1764


Are you interested in working at Amazon?

Amazon Logistics will offer a CET Collider Project and discuss challenges it is tackling while growing Amazon’s delivery capability (read more about Amazon Logistics here). This event will offer an insightful lecture on how Amazon's Supply/Delivery Chain works today. We invite students to come up with proposals for solutions to these challenges. The students with the best proposal will earn a paid trip to Seattle to present their proposal to leadership and interview for open positions at Amazon.

Amazon Logistics is hiring for entry-level and experienced positions in both corporate and field operations roles across the United States. Come learn about the challenges facing Amazon as we strive to become Earth’s most customer-centric company.


I. Project Objective:

Find top engineering, technology, and operations talent to support the rapid growth of Amazon Logistics.

Participants will choose 1 of the following two problems

  • Forecasting the number of vehicles required for delivering packages is a difficult problem. Too many vehicles creates unnecessary costs, but too few vehicles will cause late deliveries. Given a demand distribution, recommend a rate to pay for guaranteed vehicles, option vehicles, and spot vehicles. Propose a platform for securing these vehicles.
  • Create a supply/demand matching proposal for available capacity in Amazon’s line haul network. We have vehicles frequently traveling between facilities with available capacity to pick up vendor products (or do work for 3rd parties).

II. Method and Timeframe:

  • Attend Amazon Logistics info session (April 23rd).
  • Form a group of up to 4 people to create a solution for your selected problem.
  • Submit a 6 page white paper and supplementary materials via email by 8am, May 5th.
  • Students with the top proposals will be invited to a white paper review with Amazon Logistics leadership on the evening of May 5th.

About the organizer

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premiere institution on the UC Berkeley campus for the study and practice of “technology-centric” entrepreneurship and innovation. Since 2005, SCET has created the foundation of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem including SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, and an extensive ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Global partners. Learn more at