Hardware QA Engineer


Amazon's Worldwide Operations org is starting a new autonomous robot program. This new program requires solving hard problems and inventing for almost every aspect of this wide-open effort. We're looking for individuals who like dealing with ambiguity, solving hard, large scale problems, and working in a startup like environment.

The Hardware QA Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Working with design and process engineering to develop test programs, test methods and test plans to verify designs and qualify manufacturing processes.
  • Participating in design failure mode analysis to help identify high risk areas for test.
  • Participating in overall risk analysis to help determine the correct priority order for test execution.
  • Writing test plans and executing these plans or ensuring that they get executed in a timely manner.
  • Working to improve the overall test and metrology capability of the organization.
  • Design, build, and maintain automated test equipment for reliability testing
  • Help develop, build, and maintain prototypes for proof of concept testing
  • Analyzing test results and author design verification test reports.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/MS – Mechanical, Electrical or Systems Engineering
  • Experience working in new product introduction in medium to high volume products
  • Experience testing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience writing efficient, detailed and precise test methods that verify product requirements and participating in the refinement of these requirements as necessary
  • Highly analytical with experience in multiple test methods including statistical methods such as statistical Design of Experiments (Taguchi methods)
  • Deep understanding of statistical methods and the ability to develop appropriately powered experiments using these methods
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Ability to read an electrical schematic and understand its function
  • Experience with reliability analysis and measurement
  • Experience with LabVIEW or other programming language or scripting such as C++, C#, Java, Python, etc.
  • Willingness and desire to roll up your sleeves and execute test plans as required
  • Ability to work with test technicians and coach more junior team members
  • Demonstrated experience in new product introduction and development of verification test methods and documentation of test results
  • Self-starter, capable of working independently and building strong cross functional relationships
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills

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