In a 13 year career in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Jennifer Kennedy has held a wide array of roles in engineering leadership and operations management at UPS and Amazon Robotics. Her contributions are focused on leading teams in operations, transportation and network planning and warehouse and system design. Her current role is the Director of Solutions at Amazon Robotics where she leads a team of 20 engineers in data analysis and engineering the system design of the Kiva mobile robotic storage and retrieval solution.
Jennifer earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Northeastern University. She was the president of the SWE Lehigh University section and has fond memories of increasing the membership four-fold in three years. Jennifer holds a board position for the SWE Boston Professional section and enjoys supporting the nine collegiate sections in the Boston area. During her time at UPS, Jenn founded a Women’s Leadership Development group to create a peer mentoring network and has since founded the Women in Technology group at Amazon Robotics in order to focus on advancing the careers of technical women.