• Sr.Applied Scientist - Audio

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/31/2018 9:41 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • 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:

    We are looking for a passionate, talented and inventive Senior Applied Scientist - Audio to join our team. As part of the larger technology team working on new consumer technology, your work will have a large impact to hardware, internal software developers, ecosystem, and ultimately the lives of Amazon customers. You must love high quality signal processing, enjoy adjusting codecs, optimizing audio frameworks, and have a feel for what a good consumer experience should sound like.
    In this role, you will:

    • Engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products
    • Work closely with an internal inter-disciplinary team, and outside partners to drive key aspects of product definition, execution and test
    • Development of new audio and speech processing algorithms
    • Optimization and port to different platforms of audio and speech processing algorithms with focus in Voice Communication and Speech Recognition
    • Integrate vendor hardware and software stacks
    • Be able, and willing, to multi-task and learn new technologies quickly
    • Be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
    • 7+ years of development experience in an R&D capacity
    • Experience with Speech Recognition
    • Experience of digital signal processing techniques related to audio analysis and processing
    • Experience with creating fundamentally new signal processing technologies
    • Experience with Linux audio capture and real time processing
    • Experience with C/C++ language and Matlab programming
    • Experience working in a software development team, including software version control
    • Experience with OpenMAX and/or ALSA

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering
    • Ability and desire to create new technologies in the form of prototypes and patents
    • Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies with high commercial impact
    • Understanding of general acoustics
    • Experience in various audio signal processing technologies
    • Real-time audio processing
    • Personal interest in audio and multimedia technologies
    • Independent, self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
    • Excellent communication skills

    Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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