Software Development Engineer - Prototyping

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 Software Development Engineer in the Prototyping group, you will be responsible for software architecture and design of new concepts. We are looking for candidates with broad interests who thrive in a fast paced start-up like environment. In your role, you will be a part of the team that brings in new ideas and delivers proof of concepts. To be successful, you need to be highly motivated and detail oriented. In this role, you will:

  • Actively participate in concept development and design ideation as part of a small team
  • Rapidly build and iterate on polished, high-fidelity prototypes that express design intent, using the best and most appropriate tools and techniques for the task
  • Develop functional prototypes to prove and sell concepts to development teams and senior leadership
  • Partner with other teams to ensure that our techniques and technologies translate through to shipping products and services
  • Be able to work creatively through and around perceived limitations and/or challenges imposed by the delivery platform to create delightful experiences for customers

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or 4 years of relevant work experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a key member of a software engineering team
  • 3+ years of participating in the complete product development life-cycle
  • 3+ years of launched applications
  • Understanding of the layers involved in web apps (databases, caches, server-side, HTML, JS, CSS, user interface) and mobile apps (operating systems, APIs, view layer, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of a handful of programming languages

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud and server-less infrastructure
  • Understanding of computer and network security
  • A track record of great ideas and even better execution Ability to learn new technologies quickly

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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Cicie W.

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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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