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Thermal Engineer

Job ID: 2194427 | AmazonInfoSrvs(BJ)-Shanghai


Job summary
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, 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:
You will be working with a unique and gifted team developing exciting products for consumers. The team is a multidisciplinary group of engineers and scientists engaged in a fast paced mission to deliver new products. The team faces a challenging task of balancing cost, schedule, and performance requirements. You should be comfortable collaborating in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, and contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating leadership, technical competence, and meticulousness.
Your deliverables will include development of thermal solutions, concept design, feature development, product architecture and system validation through to manufacturing release. You will support creative developments through application of analysis and testing of complex electronic assemblies using advanced simulation and experimentation tools and techniques.
In this role, you will:

  • Evaluate and optimize thermal solution requirements of handheld consumer electronic products
  • Use simulation tools like FloTherm XT/EFD for analysis and design of products
  • Validate design modifications for thermal concerns using simulation and actual prototypes
  • Establish temperature thresholds for user comfort level and component level considering reliability requirements
  • Have intimate knowledge of various materials and heat spreaders solutions to resolve thermal issues
  • Use of programming languages like Python and Matlab for analytical/statistical analyses and automation
  • Collaborate as part of device team to iterate and optimize design parameters of enclosures and structural parts to establish and deliver project performance objectives
  • Design and execute of tests using statistical tools to validate analytical models, identify risks and assess design margins
  • Conduct design analysis of complex mechanical systems and electronic assemblies to verify the design health, using structural analysis tools such as FEA
  • Develop and apply design guidelines based on project learnings


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of on-job experience in design analysis (thermal and/or structural focus) - including use of commercial analysis software solutions (like Flotherm, StarCCM, Abaqus or equivalent)
  • Experience using geometric tolerances and statistical tolerance analysis techniques
  • Use of programming languages like Python and Matlab for analytical/statistical analyses and automation
  • Experience in manufacturing processes such as injection molding, sheet metal forming and die casting, Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA)


  • Demonstrated design experience with consumer electronics enclosure materials
  • Master’s degree or PhD in mechanical engineering or related field
  • Creo Systems knowledge, Experience with Matlab or other engineering tools for modeling dynamic systems
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis tools like JMP and ReliaSoft
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills
  • This position may require international travel
Lab126 is part of the, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity