Thermal 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?

The Role:

Thermal and structural engineering contributes unique, in-depth technical knowledge to solve complex engineering problems working as part of Product Integrity Engineering in concert with multi-disciplinary teams including Product Design, Hardware Engineering, and Operations. Your deliverables will include development of thermal solutions, concept design, feature development, product architecture and system validation through to manufacturing release. You will support creative developments through application of analysis and testing of complex electronic assemblies using advanced simulation and experimentation tools and techniques. In this role, you will:

  • Evaluate and optimize thermal solution requirements of handheld consumer electronic products
  • Use simulation tools like Icepak for analysis and design of products
  • Validate design modifications for thermal concerns using simulation and actual prototypes
  • Establish temperature thresholds for user comfort level and component level considering reliability requirements
  • Have intimate knowledge of various materials and heat spreaders solutions to resolve thermal issues
  • Run thermal stress software to evaluate thermal load throughout the system
  • Collaborate as part of device team to iterate and optimize design parameters of enclosures and structural parts to establish and deliver project performance objectives
  • Design and execute of tests using statistical tools to validate analytical models, identify risks and assess design margins
  • Create and present analytical and experimental results
  • Develop and apply design guidelines based on project learnings

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience using thermal simulation software in consumer electronics
  • 3+ years of experience using Icepak or comparable tool
  • Experience using geometric tolerances and statistical tolerance analysis techniques
  • Experience in manufacturing processes such as injection molding, sheet metal forming and die casting, Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or PhD in mechanical engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of the consumer electronics design process

This position may require 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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