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Amazon Software Development Engineer, Kuiper in Redmond, Washington


Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband internet connectivity to un-served and under-served communities around the world. In this role, you will be bringing that vision to life by architecting, developing and testing the communication systems payload software that provides the radio link connectivity between the satellites to customer-terminals and the ground-based internet gateways.

Key job responsibilities

In this role, you will drive the design, development, and operation of a variety of key functions such as commanding, telemetry, power control, hardware interfaces, and autonomous capabilities for each satellite throughout its lifetime – from launch to de-orbit.

In this role, you will:

  • Own unique embedded software functions through design, implementation (in C, C++, RUST or other), test, and integration in an embedded Linux or real-time operating system (RTOS) environment.

  • Write software to control silicon devices using proprietary and standard communication buses, such as Interlaken SerDes, JESD, PCIe, I3C, I2C, SPI, RS-422, RS-485, Ethernet, etc.

  • Work closely with hardware teams to support board design, bring-up, and verification, as well as integration and test.

  • Follow best practices in high reliability embedded software development to ensure very high levels of system reliability and availability.

  • Debug low-level issues at the intersection of hardware/FPGA/firmware/software on multicore SOCs.

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

Come work at Amazon! We need people who want to join an ambitious program that continues to push the state of the art in space-based systems design. Come help us solve the difficult and rewarding development challenges in building highly reliable, power efficient and low-cost satellite avionics and communication systems payload!

About the team

Our team tackles many critical satellite payload functions including payload power management, hardware interfaces, command & telemetry, operational state management, thermal management, resiliency and redundancy, hardware and software integration. We are looking for an outstanding software engineer to participate in all phases of software development from requirements through implementation and test to operations.

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

Redmond, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $129,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/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 https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.