Firmware 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:

In this role, you will:

  • Create world class embedded software/firmware for end-user device applications as well as diagnostics software to test device hardware.
  • Interact with cross-functional engineering teams across the company
  • Dive into and take ownership for critical design issues
  • Design software for extensibility and testability
  • Perform software test, QA and issue triage
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Address all aspects of technology readiness, including manufacturability
  • Help build robust methodology and processes to deliver technology to products

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related technical field is also acceptable (i.e. Software Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or another Engineering discipline etc.) if candidate possesses relevant firmware experience.
  • Experience with good software architecture/design principles
  • Experience with software debug skills
  • Experience with embedded, real-time software and low level firmware development principles
  • Experience with RTOS or Linux kernel programming
  • Experience with system-level integration, design for testability and manufacturability
  • Experience reading and understanding hardware schematics
  • Experience with hardware lab equipment such as digital oscilloscopes, multimeters, JTAG debuggers and logic analyzers
  • Experience with technical document writing using Visio, Word, Excel, and / or PowerPoint
  • Experience with revision and document control
  • Programming experience with C/ C++/Assembly
  • Scripting experience with Python/Perl/Bash/Tcl
  • Experience with platforms such as Linux/Unix and Windows

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • Experience developing device drivers, firmware API's and hardware abstraction layers
  • Experience developing wireless electronic devices for mass consumer
  • Experience with BSP/​kernel software design
  • Knowledge of Factory Test Environment
  • Software development experience in Embedded Linux, RTOS's, device drivers, digital signal processors, embedded firmware, GCC, IDE (ex: Keil, IAR, Eclipse, Visual Studio)
  • SCM experience in Git

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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