Senior Software Development Engineer – Embedded

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?

Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

The Role:

As a Software Development Engineer - Embedded, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products.

You will work closely with the hardware, operations, user-space, and quality assurance teams. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment. The Linux Kernel team is responsible for the delivery and maintenance of a high-performance, low-power, stable platform. In this role, you will:

  • Implement high-quality drivers
  • Work with teams to improve and tailor existing drivers to our needs
  • Implement power management features
  • Improve memory footprint of drivers
  • Optimize driver code
  • Provide testing facilities
  • Work with the hardware team to ensure correct exercising of hardware
  • Work with the user-space teams to ensure an adequate level of functionality and reporting
  • Be able to occasionally travel internationally




Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or similar technical field
  • 5+ years of experience doing hands-on software development, with experience writing Android and/or Linux kernel (.drivers or core) code
  • 5+ years of experience in one or more specific technical areas such as USB, HDMI, Smart TV, audio, framebuffer, filesystems, system performance, wireless devices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of embedded development constraints
  • Data analysis and debugging skills
  • Master’s degree
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Linux on ARM CPUs
  • JTAG experience
  • Bootloader experience
  • Shell scripting 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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Senior Manager, Hardware Reliability Engineering

Guneet leads the Hardware Reliability Development Team that works on the Kindle, Fire, and Amazon Echo family of products. Guneet's team plays an essential role in making products like Fire tablets robust and reliable so customers can use them for years.

Cicie W.

Technical Program Manager, Device Software

Cicie oversees the Software Development and Quality Assurance Teams to support products using the Fire operating system. She specifically handles product battery life and thermal mitigation strategies.


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