Sr.Applied Scientist - Audio

Description

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 Amazon.com, 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?

The Role:

We are looking for a passionate, talented and inventive Senior Applied Scientist - Audio to join our team. As part of the larger technology team working on new consumer technology, your work will have a large impact to hardware, internal software developers, ecosystem, and ultimately the lives of Amazon customers. You must love high quality signal processing, enjoy adjusting codecs, optimizing audio frameworks, and have a feel for what a good consumer experience should sound like.

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
  • Development of new audio and speech processing algorithms
  • Optimization and port to different platforms of audio and speech processing algorithms
  • Integrate vendor hardware and software stacks
  • Be able, and willing, to multi-task and learn new technologies quickly
  • Be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of development experience in an R&D capacity
  • Experience with Speech Recognition
  • 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
  • Familiarity with OpenMAX and/or ALSA

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

Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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