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Design Analysis Engineer

Design Analysis Engineer

Job ID 
568623
Location 
US-CA-Sunnyvale
Posted Date 
8/15/2017
Company 
A2Z Development Center, Inc.
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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:

As a Design Analysis Engineer, you will be responsible for bringing new product designs through to manufacturing. Thermal and structural engineering contributes unique, in-depth technical knowledge to solve complex engineering problems in concert with multi-disciplinary teams including Industrial Design, Hardware Engineering, and Operations.

You will work closely with multi-disciplinary groups including Product Design, Industrial Design, Hardware Engineering, and Operations, to drive key aspects of engineering of consumer electronics products. In this role, you will:

  • Perform analysis and testing of complex electronic assemblies using advanced simulation and experimentation tools and techniques
  • Develop, analyze and test thermal, acoustic and structural solutions; from concept design, feature development, product architecture, through system validation
  • Support creative developments through application of analysis and testing of complex electronic assemblies using advanced simulation and experimentation tools and techniques
  • Use simulation tools like Abaqus for analysis and design of products
  • Validate design modifications using simulation and actual prototypes
  • Establish noise thresholds for usability and compliance requirements
  • Determine and validate structural performance under use and test conditions
  • Have strong knowledge of various materials such as heat spreaders solutions to resolve thermal issues, damping materials for noise and vibration suppression
  • Use various data acquisition systems with thermocouples, accelerometers, strain gauges and IR cameras
  • Collaborate as part of the device team to iterate and optimize design parameters of enclosures and structural parts to establish and deliver project performance objectives
  • Design and execute 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 results

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience using structural simulation software in consumer electronics
  • Experience in 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)
  • Experience using statistical analysis to solve engineering and manufacturing issues
  • Ability to travel International

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s or PhD degree

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.