Senior Research Scientist - Audio


The Amazon Devices team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products. We have also produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Dash, and Amazon Echo.

The Role:

We are looking for a passionate, talented and inventive Senior Research Scientist - Audio to join our team either in Sunnyvale CA or in Cambridge MA. In this role, you will:

  • Engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products
  • Work closely with an internal inter-disciplinary team, and outside partners to drive key aspects of product definition, execution and test
  • Be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's, Masters or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of development experience in an R&D capacity
  • Experience with Speech Recognition, Machine Learning and Neural Networks
  • Knowledge of digital signal processing techniques related to audio analysis and processing
  • Experience with creating fundamentally new signal processing technologies
  • Understanding of general acoustics
  • Experience with Linux audio capture and real time processing
  • C/C++ language and Matlab programming
  • Experience with working in a software development team, including software version control

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • Ability and desire to create new technologies in the form of prototypes and patents
  • Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies with high commercial impact
  • Experience in various audio signal processing technologies
  • Real-time audio processing
  • Personal interest in audio and multimedia technologies
  • Independent, self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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