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Senior Software Development Engineer – Accessibility

Amazon Inc.


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, Inc. Since then, we have worked to produce best-selling e-readers and tablets, as well as new inventions like Fire TV and Echo . What will you help us create?

Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

The Role:
As a Senior Software Development Engineer – Accessibility, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products, working to make Amazon products accessible to people with disabilities. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment. You will work closely with the hardware, ops, user-space and QA teams. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment.
As a Senior Software Development Engineer – Accessibility, 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 hands-on position 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. In this role, you will:

Be responsible for the architecture of software solutions, determining current limitations and compatibilities between subsystems, selection of new concepts and methodology, and development of major routines and utilities
Maintain and improve existing software
Work closely with application teams and deliver best core engines at the framework. 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 field
7+ years of software development engineering experience, with at least two years’ experience developing embedded applications
5+ years of experiences with mobile platform frameworks and programming with iOS, Swift
Design and architecture knowledge, as well as object oriented design patterns
Engineering process experience with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principle

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree
Experience in developing assistive technologies
Robust project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules
Excellent judgment, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Exceptional interpersonal communication skill, including verbal, written, listening and customer relationships
Ability to work in a dynamic environment
Development of React Native applications

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

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