Principal Product Design Engineer

7 days agoSunnyvale, CA


Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

As a Principal Product Design Engineer, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products. You will work closely with both internal teams and outside partners to drive key aspects of product definition, design, execution and test. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment.

You will demonstrate a strong working knowledge of mechanical systems, with expertise in systems integration; the desire to learn from new challenges and the problem solving and communication skills to work within a highly interactive and experienced team. Candidates must show a hands-on passion for their work and be able to communicate their ideas and concepts both verbally and visually. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to integrate feedback and to respond quickly to changing contexts and work environments.

The Role:

  • Design and architect world-class hardware
  • Broad cross-functional engineering influence with an emphasis on delighting customers with innovation in the consumer electronics space
  • Complete technical ownership for the programs
  • Lead Architecture/Design reviews
  • Lead all aspects of technology readiness including manufacturability
  • Help build robust methodology and processes to deliver technology to products
  • Research into materials and component technologies to scope development opportunities
  • Test failure analysis and solution validation to complete successful product development
  • Support positive team interactions to accomplish program objectives
  • Provide cross-functional program integration support to ensure team success
  • Apply technical expertise to problem solving throughout product lifecycle
  • Mentor junior engineers in good product design practice


  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years experience, consumer/handheld product development
  • 5+ years of experience in product validation (Shock/Drop, Cycle Testing, Environmental Testing)
  • Consumer products experience - have completed at least two product life cycles
  • Cross-functional experience in Industrial Design, Hardware, Reliability, and Materials
  • Experience with DFx (Design for cost, test, manufacturing)
  • Experience with Wireless consumer electronic devices
  • Factory experience
  • Experience with CAD tools such as CreO
  • Experience with Technical document writing using Visio, Word, Excel, and / or PowerPoint
  • Experience with Revision and Document control


  • Master's or PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Experience working as a Technical Lead
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Client-provided location(s): Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1185511

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