Audio Engineer

Job 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:

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

The Hardware Design Engineer is the lead engineer on a project execution team. You will be responsible for the schematic and PCB design based on the reference platform. In addition, you will also act as system integrator, leading the cross functional engineering team through the development process. You will be responsible for the overall Hardware performance including audio, RF, power, display, etc; as well as leading the team through all the usual integration challenges – ESD, EMC, antenna performance, etc. You will also:

  • Lead a weekly engineering meeting
  • Perform schematic design and work with the CAD team on PCB layout
  • Manage the eBOM within the PLM system
  • Drive the team through the concept / design / optimize & validate phases of a project
  • Work with Software teams on device bring-up and development
  • Work with the Product Design team on mechanical integration
  • Work with the operations team on manufacturing test development and Contract Manufacturers
  • Travel to support engineering builds
  • Be accountable for delivering on schedule and meeting the performance, features and quality requirements for the project

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with technical focus
  • 5+ years of hardware design experience as Electrical Engineer on portable consumer electronic devices, with proficiency with digital embedded systems and analog design
  • 2+ years of experience performing bring-up, debug, validation and optimization of systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Advanced Cadence Design Tool experience
  • Proficiency with Design for Cost and Design for Manufacture
  • Strong analytical skills including basic statistical analysis
  • Adept with MS office including excel
  • Familiar with compliance standards such as FCC, EMC, ESD, 3GPP, CDG
  • Experience with audio, wireless, battery, and power management
  • Team leadership experience
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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