Amazon Lab126 – Why Work For Us?


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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 Amazon.com, Inc.

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

Work hard. Have fun. Make history. 



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Quality assurance engineers Melissa and Jammie in our new office

Amazon Lab126 is filled with people who love what they do and the products we design and engineer. Our ​​​​​​​​​teams are smart, inventive and roll up their sleeves to get the job done. We strive for ingenuity and simplicity, always keeping the customer in mind.

We work in a nimble and flexible environment of a subsidiary of Amazon.com, a forward-thinking Fortune 500 global leader. We are growing and fast-paced, challenging ourselves to build on the success of the Kindle family of products. The culture is still evolving at Amazon Lab126, and it’s an exciting time to join us.

We hope you will join our team and build on the Kindle family of products. Get involved one of our affinity groups, like Bay Area Women @ Amazon, watch Air Force One landing through our office windows by Moffett Federal Airfield in Sunnyvale, and enjoy working in the beautiful Bay Area. We also have offices in Boston and Seattle.


​​​​​​​​​Work hard. Have fun. Make history.​​

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We are looking for skilled, self-driven professionals ready to tackle a challenge. At Amazon Lab126, you will work with whip-smart colleagues in the Silicon Valley to develop devices like the Kindle Fire that will impact millions of Amazon customers. Think big, take ownership of projects, and dream up evolving high-profile devices backed by one of the world’s most innovative companies. We are seeking people with talent in engineering, design, operations, and more.​​​​​​

University Recruiting ​​​​​



​We are seeking university students and new college graduates who are inventive, thoughtful, and curious. Are you interested in impacting technology for over 150 million Amazon customers worldwide?

​Join us and work with an experienced cross-disciplinary team to design, engineer, and develop high-profile consumer electronics products like Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD. As an intern or new hire, you will have the autonomy to think strategically, own your work, and implement your ideas in a fast-paced environment. We have already revolutionized the book – this is just the beginning.

We are looking for interns and new graduates in the areas of hardware engineering, software engineering, UX/UI, product design, and operations. View open positions and apply on our careers page.

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​​​​​http://lab126.com/university-recruiting.htm 

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    Pros

    Their work environment is very busy but friendlh co workers. Located in great location.

    Cons

    They're keeping you too busy that you will nees to expect crazy work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have open communication


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    I have interviewed here twice. Interview experience has been very positive both the times. The process was reasonably fast (about 6 weeks for the whole process). Interviews are properly coordinated and conducted in a professional manner.

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Amazon Lab126 Awards & Accolades

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Innovation Award , The Economist, 2011
The World's Most inDemand Employers , LinkedIn, 2013
Top 10 Most Reputable Companies , Forbes, 2013
World's Most Innovative Companies , Forbes, 2013
Best Global Brands , Interbrand, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.lab126.com
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By Amazon.com
Founded 2004
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronic devices like the Kindle family of products. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com. Since then, we have worked to produce hardware and software for best-selling devices, including Fire HDX, Kindle Voyage, Amazon Fire TV, and the Amazon Fire ... More

Mission: To make available in less than 60 seconds every book, ever written, in any language, in print or out of print; and bring the same ease-of-use, deep integration and superior selection of content to movies, TV shows, music, magazines, apps, games, and more.

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