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Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: R0032361
Date Posted: Nov 27, 2023
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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AWS Applications Engineer, IoT Edge Laboratory 

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Division: R&D/IEL
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Status: Project Employee (3-6 months)

The Company

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at


Hitachi’s R&D Center, located in Santa Clara, CA, serves as a pivotal technology hub to support Hitachi’s global Social Innovation business. Our focus spans original and applied research, technology innovation, intellectual property creation, and solving real-world challenges. We collaborate closely with Hitachi’s product and business divisions, contributing to Hitachi's IoT and AI business across a variety of industries, with a special focus on optimized manufacturing.

We are currently seeking an AWS Applications Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will contribute to the development and testing of our Industrial IoT solutions, which encompass both edge computing platforms and AWS cloud services. You will have the opportunity to participate in large-scale, real-world deployments in manufacturing facilities. This position is ideal for a motivated software developer who is passionate about leveraging the transformative potential of Industrial IoT to benefit society.

For additional information about Hitachi America’s R&D in IoT/ML/AI for industrial applications, please visit Hitachi R&D Blog.


  • Contribute to the ongoing development and testing of a resilient, efficient IoT platform integrated with AWS services.

  • Collaborate within a cross-disciplinary team that includes software, network, sensing, and domain experts, building upon existing designs and architectures to add unique features and differentiators.


  • An MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field, accompanied by at least 2 years of industry experience in software development.

  • Proficiency in AWS platform and cloud-native services, including but not limited to S3, Quicksight, Cloudfront, RDS, and Lambda is required.

  • Experience with managed service and infrastructure-as-code solutions like CloudFormation is a plus.

  • Familiarity with data exploration and analysis using BI tools such as PowerBI is required.

  • Experience to application development utilizing ML/AI algorithms is a plus.

  • Strong skills in Linux and shell scripting are required.

  • Experience with Git and adherence to agile software development methodologies are required.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Our Values

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to any factor that doesn’t impact your ability to do the job, including race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  We are proud of Japanese heritage, with our values expressed through the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge  

For California only (as required by California’s Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act (SB 1162): The expected salary for this position in our California office  is $104,000. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Employees are eligible to participate in Hitachi America’s variable pay program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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