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SW Dev Eng – Accessibility

SW Dev Eng – Accessibility

Job ID 
372026
Location 
US-TX-Austin
Posted Date 
8/28/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
SUBS - Lab 126

Job Description

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile devices like the Kindle family of products. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. Since then, we have worked to produce best-selling e-readers and tablets, as well as new inventions like Fire TV. What will you help us create?

We work hard. Have fun. Make history.

The Role:
As a Software Development Engineer – Accessibility, you will have the opportunity to be part of an experienced cross-disciplinary staff that will conceive and design innovative consumer products, working to make Amazon products accessible and delightful to use for every user in the world, with or without disabilities. If you want to make a positive impact with your work, and are comfortable in a responsive, flexible, and collaborative peer environment, this is the dream job for you!
Working closely with the hardware, ops, QA, and user-space teams, you will provide technical leadership and contribute to the definition, development, integration, test, documentation and support of accessible core technologies in the product framework. This is a hands-on position that requires broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of embedded software development, as well as demonstrated experience successfully planning, organizing, and conducting software development projects in a dynamic environment. To re-cap, in this role you will:
  • Be responsible for the architecture of software solutions, determining current limitations and compatibility between subsystems, selection of new concepts and methodology, and development of major routines and utilities
  • Work closely with application teams to help with designing accessible user experiences. Develop technologies that assist and the system framework to enable the best user experience
  • Prepare technical requirements and software design specifications
  • Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements, and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 3+ years of embedded software development experience
  • Design and architecture knowledge

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in developing assistive technologies
  • Project planning/execution experience including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedule
  • Excellent judgment, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal communication skill, including verbal, written, and listening
  • Customer obsession; strong passion for user experience improvement
  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Android experience

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