Amazon.com Manager, Product Design in Sunnyvale, California

Title: Sr. Manager, Product Design

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile, portable, hand-held consumer electronics products, like the Kindle family of products including e-readers and tablets.

As a Senior Product Design Manager you will responsible for the mechanical design, development and quality of consumer electronic devices and the hiring and development of the engineering teams and practices. You will contribute as a senior engineer of an enclosure team. You will take responsibility for leading project teams, technical problem solving, creatively meeting product objectives, at times delegating tasks to achieve your objectives and mentoring junior engineers. You will demonstrate cross-functional resource interaction to accomplish your goals. You will play a role in defining processes and methods to improve the productivity of the entire team. You will identify and initiate investigations of production technologies, prototype and test solutions for product features, and design and validate production designs that deliver an exceptional user experience.

The Role

You will demonstrate a strong working knowledge of mechanical systems, with expertise in systems integration; the desire to learn from new challenges and the problem solving and communication skills to work within a highly interactive and experienced team. Candidates must show a hands-on passion for their work and be able to communicate their ideas and concepts both verbally and visually. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to integrate feedback and to respond quickly to changing contexts and work environments.

  • Leading hiring process to build teams.

  • Mentoring junior engineers in good product design practice.

  • Ongoing performance feedback and career management of team.

  • Feature design and testing to meet program objectives.

  • Test failure analysis and solution validation to complete successful product development.

  • Detailed part design and product documentation.

  • Field failure analysis and solution evaluation for production product issues.

  • Support positive team interactions to accomplish program objectives.

  • Provide cross-functional program integration support to insure team success.

  • Schedule and milestone management.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters preferred

  • Wildfire preferred.

  • Mandarin language skills

  • Strong 3D CAD skills, ProEngineer.

  • Demonstrated experience leading engineering teams across repeated programs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of tooling and materials process validation (SPC, Cp, CpK).

  • Demonstrated design experience with high volume/high finish consumer electronics enclosure materials.

  • Demonstrated design experience integrating component modules (I/O, Displays, Batteries, PCBs, etc.).

  • Analytic problem solving skills, including knowledge of 8D, Six Sigma, DOE or similar disciplines.

  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills.

  • Product validation experience (Shock/Drop, Cycle Testing, Environmental Testing).

  • Experience managing a team of 5 of more engineers.

  • This position will require international travel.

    Lab126, part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an equal opportunity employer.

Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

  • 7+ yrs experience, consumer electronic product development.

  • · 5+ years of experience managing and developing direct reports

  • · Experience developing growth plans, training, or other mechanisms to keep teams motivated

  • · Experience prioritizing team activities and focus to align with business and organization goals

  • · Extensive experience working onsite with manufacturers and suppliers

  • · Excellent oral and written communication. Must be able to communicate effectively with Director and Vice President level management

  • Knowledge in the following fields:

  • Mechanical Design

  • Plastic Injection Molding

  • Metal Stamping and Die-Casting

  • Secondary Processes and Fixtures

  • Cosmetic Treatments

  • Proven strong organizational and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated critical thinking capability

  • Enthusiasm for getting “hands on” with your team in collaborative environments

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Masters preferred

  • Wildfire preferred.

  • Mandarin language skills

  • Strong 3D CAD skills, ProEngineer.

  • Demonstrated experience leading engineering teams across repeated programs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of tooling and materials process validation (SPC, Cp, CpK).

  • Demonstrated design experience with high volume/high finish consumer electronics enclosure materials.

  • Demonstrated design experience integrating component modules (I/O, Displays, Batteries, PCBs, etc.).

  • Analytic problem solving skills, including knowledge of 8D, Six Sigma, DOE or similar disciplines.

  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills.

  • Product validation experience (Shock/Drop, Cycle Testing, Environmental Testing).

  • Experience managing a team of 5 of more engineers.

  • This position will require international travel.

AMZR Req ID: 435573

External Company URL: www.amazon.com