Software Development 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?
Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

The Role:
As a Software Development Engineer – Middleware, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment. You will work closely with the hardware, ops, user-space and QA teams. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment. The team is responsible for the delivery and maintenance of a high-performance, low-power, stable middleware platform.
The Software Development Engineer will provide technical leadership and contribute to the definition, development, integration, test, documentation and support of custom embedded Java Libraries across multiple platforms. This hands-on position requires broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of embedded software development, as well as demonstrated experience successfully planning, organizing and conducting software development projects in a dynamic environment.
In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for the architecture and design of software solutions, determining current limitations and compatibilities between subsystems, selection of new concepts and methodology, and development of major routines and utilities
  • Maintain and improve existing software
  • Prepare technical requirements and software design specifications
  • Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules



Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 3+ years of software development engineering experience, with at least one year of experience developing embedded applications
  • 3+ years of Java SDK experience
  • 3+ years of iOS SDK experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Engineering process experience with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles
  • Robust project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling and executing on committed schedules
  • Excellent judgment, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skill, including verbal, written, listening, and customer relationships
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Embedded Linux and Android experience
  • Design and architecture knowledge, as well as familiarity with object oriented design patterns
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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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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