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Applied Scientist, Lab126

Job ID: 2249618 | Services LLC


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:

We are looking for a passionate, talented and inventive Applied/Research 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, have a strong desire to develop world's best machine learning based solutions for audio problems, 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
  • Develop new audio and speech processing algorithms using signal processing, DNNs, and other state-of-the-art machine learning techniques
  • Optimize and port to different platforms, audio and speech processing algorithms with focus on 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


  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 3+ 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


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 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
  • Experience in using DNNs and other ML techniques for audio processing
  • Real-time audio processing
  • Personal interest in audio and multimedia technologies
  • Independent, self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills

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