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Amazon Sr. Hardware Dev Engineer, Project Kuiper in Redmond, Washington


Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

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As a Sr. Hardware Development Engineer (HDE), you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary team to conceive and design innovative product solutions. You will work closely with colleagues throughout Project Kuiper’s inter-disciplinary team to design and deliver hardware for the payload. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

Export Control Requirement:

Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Key job responsibilities

As a Senior HDE, you will be a part of the team of experts working on the development of advanced electronic products. You will own or contribute to the following:

• Design digital and analog and/or RF circuits in collaboration with various teams

• Design and optimization of different blocks of electronics sub-systems.

• Design for high speed and FPGA circuitry.

• Optimize board design for high-speed clocks, transmission lines and their terminations.

• Design and optimization of different blocks of electronics sub-systems.

• Perform schematic capture and lead PCB layout implementation.

• Work with software teams to determine requirements for FPGA and processor designs.

• Bring up Linux on embedded systems.

• Support flow-down requirement definitions and generate test plans/procedures

• Board bring-up and perform test campaigns of modules and subsystems

• Support design automated test systems, test fixtures and factory test

• Work in the lab environment with various equipment like Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Logic Analyzers, Network Analyzers, etc.

A day in the life

As a Sr. HDE, you will work in a multi-disciplinary environment to design and deliver hardware for space. This requires the ability to work from concept to production. Candidates must be comfortable to work in the lab to debug and verify their designs.

About the team

The RF Hardware and Systems team is full of talented engineers who are the best of the best. They cover a wide range technical areas from power supplies, high speed digital, mixed signal, and RF. So members of this team need to be comfortable in multiple domains.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering, or equivalent experience · 5+ years of experience in hardware development across full product life cycle.

  • 3+ years of experience in using schematic capture tool and PCB layout viewer

  • 3+ years of experience board bring up and debugging in lab environment

  • 3+ years of experience using lab equipment including soldering irons, hand-tools, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and spectrum analyzers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Science or PhD in electrical engineering or computer engineering.

  • Familiarity with FPGAs and processors (Xilinx UltraScale+, Zynq, or Versal).

  • Capable of administrating a Linux host machine for testing.

  • Basic knowledge of RTL and embedded software implementation.

  • Familiarity with analog electronics fundamentals (transistor, op-amps, filters, etc).

  • Familiarity with DC power supply designs.

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $128,600/year in our lowest geographic market up to $213,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.