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Sr. HW Compliance Engineer

Company:, Inc.
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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.

The Role:

The Hardware Compliance Engineering (HWCE), responsible for design for compliance, certification and global market access for Lab126 products, is seeking a Sr. HW Compliance Engineer. This position requires expertise and experience in regulatory compliance with a strong focus on regulatory rules and regulation. The right candidate will have a background as an FCC Telecommunication Certification Body and EU Notified Body with an in-depth understanding of US and EU regulatory framework. As a technical lead on the team, this position will be an integral partner to the hardware development team, ensuring that all Lab126 product design conforms with worldwide regulatory requirements through proactive engagement with regulatory agencies, standards committees and industry organization. You must be an innovative leader with a passion of influencing technical and regulation gaps to drive product ideation.

You will have a full understanding of wireless compliance of radio technology such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WAN as well as experience in driving product design for CE marking to the Radio Equipment Directive, EMC and Safety (LVD) and CB scheme; FCC/ISED rules and regulation; product approval scheme; US and EU radio testing. You will engage with a diverse cross-functional team supporting the innovation of consumer products and work closely with the hardware engineering team to drive regulatory compliance requirements. You must be highly analytical, able to work extremely effectively across multiple organizations and have a strong understanding of US and EU regulatory schemes. You must possess strong passion for customers and innovating on behalf of Amazon customers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive a standardized and harmonized approach to Regulatory Compliance across Amazon's suite of products
  • Working with engineering team, including the product/program managers, actively educate them on regulatory requirements and rules and regulation changes for new and existing products
  • Guide compliant design development
  • Technical leader able to utilize deep knowledge and experience to support junior compliance engineers on product regulatory compliance issues and failures
  • Determine and interpret the relevant regulatory standards for Amazon products
  • Establishing and maintain guidelines and best design practices to mitigate compliance issues early in the design phase
  • Participate in mechanical and electrical design reviews to ensure EMC/EMI and WLAN mitigations are properly implemented in the design
  • Hands-on testing experience for EMC/EMI compliance during development (pre-compliance testing)
  • Work with 3rd party labs to test and validate Amazon products and support testing from a hardware and software perspective
  • File official paperwork and final approval from the proper government or regulatory bodies
  • Track and research applicable requirements related to worldwide regulatory certification labeling and ensure Lab126 products remain compliant with current regulations
  • Stay up to date on any changes to global agency approvals and testing procedures
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, electrical engineering or related technical discipline
  • 7+ years of experience in regulatory compliance
  • RF background on one or more wireless technologies with hands on compliance testing, data interpretation and debug experience
  • Product approval experience as an FCC TCB and EU NB
  • In-depth understanding of CE marking and EU directives: RED, EMC, LVD.
  • Experience in submissions for official certification in the US and EU.
  • Experience working with Asia-based manufacturing partners and test labs
  • Experience in documenting regulatory requirements extracted from compliance standards
  • Knowledge and experience on RF, EMC and SAR measurement procedures to US and EU standards.
  • Masters in electrical engineering or equivalent technical degree
  • 10+ years in hardware compliance engineering
  • Multiple generations of FCC/CE/TELEC/WPC product regulatory approval submissions
  • Proven track record of role modeling a collaborative teamwork environment
  • Ability to move quickly and multitask in an ambiguous and fast pace environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with people in a variety of disciplines though all levels of an organization.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Keywords:, Inc., Sunnyvale , Sr. HW Compliance Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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