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Product Design 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.

What will you help us create?

As an engineer, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products. You will work closely with an internal inter-disciplinary team, and outside partners to drive key aspects of product definition, execution and test. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment.

The Role

You will be working with a unique and gifted team developing exciting products for consumers. The team is a multidisciplinary group of engineers and scientists engaged in a fast-paced mission to deliver the new products. The team faces a challenging task of balancing cost, schedule, and performance requirements. You should be comfortable collaborating in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, and contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating leadership, technical competence, and meticulousness.

As a Product Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the mechanical design, development and quality of products. You will take responsibility for leading subsystem and feature development on a project team. You'll do thorough technical problem solving and creatively meet product objectives. You will, at times, mentor less experienced engineers. You will demonstrate cross-functional resource interaction to accomplish your goals. You will play a role in defining processes and methods to improve the productivity of the entire team. You will identify and initiate investigations of production technologies, prototype and test solutions for product features, and design and validate production designs that deliver an exceptional user experience.

You will demonstrate a working knowledge of mechanical systems, with experience in systems integration of complex electronics products. You'll have the desire to learn from new challenges and the problem solving and communication skills to work within a highly interactive and experienced team. Candidates must show a hands-on passion for their work and be able to communicate their ideas and concepts both verbally and visually. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to integrate feedback and to respond quickly to changing contexts and work environments.

In this role, you will:

  • Prototype and develop dynamic mechanical systems and/or complex electronic systems
  • Design and test systems and subsystems to meet program objective
  • Select materials and component technologies to meet program objectives
  • Participate in the cross-discipline design process for system design, combining your skills with HW and SW team members to arrive at integrated effective system designs
  • Test failure analysis and solution validation to complete successful product development
  • Provide detailed part design and product documentation
  • Conduct field failure analysis and solution evaluation for production product issues
  • Support positive team interactions to accomplish program objectives
  • Provide cross-functional program integration support to ensure team success
  • Your work will enable your project teams to achieve timely delivery of products
  • Manage interaction with overseas resources
  • Apply technical expertise to problem solving throughout product life-cycle
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in design engineering
  • Experience in design, prototyping and debugging dynamic mechanical systems or complex products incorporating electronics, cameras, sensors, audio, displays, motors and similar components
  • Product validation experience (e.g. Shock/Drop, Cycle Testing, Environmental Testing).
  • Experience with 3D CAD (Creo or similar)
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience
  • Creo Systems knowledge, basic FEA and/or Experience with Matlab or other engineering tools for modeling dynamic systems
  • Design experience integrating component modules (I/O, Displays, Working knowledge of tooling and materials process validation (SPC, Cp, CpK)
  • Demonstrated design experience with high volume/high finish consumer electronics products
  • Experience designing end user consumer, medical or industrial electromechanical or mechatronic products
  • Analytic problem-solving skills, including knowledge of 8D, Six Sigma, DOE or similar disciplines

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 , Product Design Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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