Failure Analysis 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 Failure Analysis Engineer you will be responsible for determining rapid root cause analysis for issues that we see in test and in the field. You will be an expert in an array of failure analysis techniques. You will be familiar with a variety of materials like plastics, glass and metals. You will advise on strategies to mitigate issues and make a direct impact to cutting edge designs. You will also conduct materials characterization and analysis to aid designs.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience with failure analysis techniques in consumer electronics. Examples include SEM EDS, FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, DSC/TGA, 3D surface profiling, Xray/CT, XRF, cross-sectioning, dye and pry, digital oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and TDRs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science and engineering or 7+ years in failure analysis engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in writing final Failure Analysis reports and presentations
  • This position can have up to 10% international travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in Material science or Physical Science
  • Experience with fatigue, vibration and shock, electrical stress, and environmental stress testing
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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