Product Design Engineering Program Manager

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:

The Product Design Engineering Program Manager (PD EPM) will work closely with an internal inter-disciplinary team, and outside partners to drive key aspects of product definition, execution, test and delivery. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment. Working within the Product Design team, the PD EPM will be responsible for coordinating execution of the Lab126 Product Development Process, across multiple programs, for the device enclosure and package design developments of consumer electronics products. The PD EPM will work with the PD teams, HW Program Managers and Operations to ensure necessary process steps are planned and executed, and provide for smooth, reliable progress of programs against target schedules. In addition, you will provide support and coordination within the Process Engineering team to facilitate distribution and tracking of materials under test, returns failure assessment and response, and documentation of “lesson’s learned” during project developments. In this role, you will:

  • Drive the team to meet PDP (Product Development Process) requirements
  • Develop, maintain and manage task-based PD schedule
  • Provide risk management and schedule optimization analysis
  • Serve as the PD communication focal point with the Lab126 Core team, Overseas Partners and OEMs
  • Drive and track enclosure material readiness for Engineering builds
  • Manage BOM development and readiness
  • Support through coordination of resources across Process Engineering Team initiatives

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
  • 3+ years of experience as an Engineering Project Manager or Program Manager
  • Experience with product development lifecycles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in relevant discipline
  • Background in high-volume consumer electronics
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hands on experience with development using outside supplier teams
  • 1+ years of experience delivering consumer electronics products
  • This position will require some international travel

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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