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Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer (Electrical), Project Kuiper

Job ID: 2545857 | Amazon Kuiper Manufacturing Enterprises LLC


Project Kuiper is an initiative to increase global broadband access through a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). Its mission is to bring fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world. Project Kuiper will help close the digital divide by delivering fast, affordable broadband to a wide range of customers, including consumers, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations operating in places without reliable connectivity.

The ideal candidate is a systems thinker with excellent analytical abilities, strong technical skills, effective written and verbal communication, and most importantly, a passion for developing suppliers to produce high-quality, mission-critical hardware in volume production.

Key job responsibilities
- Own and lead Kuiper supplier quality management activities including requirements definition, qualification, production process validation, receiving/source inspection, CAPA, metrics reporting, and continuous improvement
- Guide product development teams on supplier selection, assessment, audit and development decisions
- Partner with manufacturing quality team to build a cohesive Quality System in compliance with AS9100 & IS09001
- Scale supplier processes and quality systems to reduce defect parts-per-million (DPPM) with increasing volumes
- Be a subject matter expert in the disciplines of PCBA inspection and process control
- Lead external audit teams
- Influence supplier selections and engineering design decisions to factor sustainable quality
- Influence supplier investments to reduce risk and improve delivered quality of components
- Establish and monitor supplier mechanisms for verifying production processes remain in control
- Work with Kuiper Engineering and Receiving Inspection teams to manage QC inspection & test frameworks between supplier and in-house facilities
- Analyze and improve supplier quality metrics
- Represent Kuiper Supplier Quality in cross-functional initiatives
- Travel as needed to accomplish program objectives

Export Control Requirement: Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

A day in the life
- Participates in product development teams as owner of supplier quality system requirements
- Acts with internal customer obsession on behalf of Kuiper production by reducing defect rates and driving root cause analysis
- Builds and enforces implementation of the Kuiper Quality System
- Serves as the face of Quality for PCBA Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) suppliers communicating expectations and resolving issues
- Facilitates PCBA quality control as subject matter expert in partnership with receiving and inspection teams
- Owns development and automation of business processes impacting quality
- Splits time between Amazon facilities and visiting PCBA EMS supplier operations

About the team
The Kuiper Supplier Quality team is driven to develop a vendor base capable of scaling aerospace quality to new volume and cost levels in order to meet end customer needs. This position will join the team at an exciting moment with the opportunity to own quality for key categories and contribute to the design of requirements and systems used across the business. We value data driven decision making, a comfort with ambiguity across multiple simultaneous projects, an ability to earn the trust of our key stakeholders, and delivering results without sacrificing integrity.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Austin, TX, USA | Merritt Island, FL, USA | Redmond, WA, USA


- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Materials Science or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
- 5+ years of PCBA quality, manufacturing or design engineering experience
- 4+ years of experience in a supplier or manufacturing quality role in aerospace or other highly regulated industries
- 3+ years of experience working with AS9100D or IATF16949 certified quality systems


- Experience in SMT reflow process
- Experience in polymerics application (conformal coating, underfill and staking)
- First Articles per AS9102
- ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
- AS9100D Lead Auditor Trained/Certified
- AS5553 Lead Auditor
- 7+ years of experience managing quality of an electronics contract manufacturer
- IPC-A-610H, J-STD-001HS certified
- IPC-A-600 certified
- Experience working on NADCAP accredited special processes (electronics, coating, NDT, etc.)

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $114,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $213,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.