Hardware Development Engineer Intern, Optical Engineering Specialization | Amazon

Date Posted: 
Friday, March 19, 2021
Job Description: 

NOTE: By applying to this position, your application will be considered for all Hardware/Optics Development Engineer Intern and related Engineer intern roles at all locations we hire for in the United States including but not limited to: Bay Area, CA, Seattle, WA

Every day across the world we develop the ideas, services and products that make life easier for tens of millions of customers, and make good things happen faster. From providing Earth’s Biggest Selection of products to developing ground breaking software and devices that change entire industries. Amazon is a place of invention and progressive thinking.

At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. Amazon is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world and we distribute millions of products each year to our loyal customers. As an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics like the Kindle family of products and hardware. We have worked to produce innovative devices like our best-selling e-readers, tablets, Fire TV, drones, robots and other hardware. Come build the future with us.

As an engineer you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products. You will work closely with an internal inter-disciplinary team, and outside partners to drive key aspects of product definition, execution, and test. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within an open collaborative peer environment.

The Role

The Amazon Devices Optics Team is involved with the optical design of imaging and non-imaging systems and features for the Echo family products. Our interns will contribute towards investigation of exciting features for our customers in the domain of vitals monitoring, customer-device interaction and environmental sensing.


  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master's or PhD degree in Optical Engineering or related field at time of application and will have at least one quarter/semester remaining returning to university in fall 2021 to complete degree program after completing internship
  • Experience in Optical Design, LightTools & illumination


  • Previous internship or academic experience in Lens Design, Tissue Optics, Monte Carlo, ZEMAX, Augmented Reality or LED

Application Instructions

To be considered for this opportunity, candidate must apply to Hardware Development Intern opening via the following link: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1287688/hardware-development-engineer-intern-2021


In additional to applying to the HDE intern req, email Recruiter: Ben Raynor directly at raynob@amazon.comIn additional to applying to the HDE intern req, email Recruiter: Ben Raynor directly at raynob@amazon.com