Software Development Engineer - Web Technologies

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, 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:
We are looking for a passionate, hard-working, and talented Software Development Engineer who can drive the development of a web engine that powers applications on consumer electronic devices. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.

As a Software Development Engineer – Web Technologies, 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. In this role, you will:

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field
  • 7+ years of experience in software development in C/C++ and Java
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design and problem solving
  • Design and architecture experience, as well as sound knowledge with object oriented design patterns
  • Experience working on a large scale deployments and performance tuning.
  • Familiarity with current Web standards including latest HTML, CSS and JavaScript standards Experience with embedded Linux devices
  • Experience working with Android distributions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development of embedded software solutions
  • Experience with WebKit including WebCore and JavaScriptCore components
  • Embedded Linux experience
  • A proven ability to deliver high quality work on tight schedules
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work well in a team, project management and technical leadership experience
  • Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
  • Excellent judgment, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules

Lab126 is part of the, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation


Meet Some of Amazon Lab126's Employees

Guneet S.

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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