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Our story

In 2004, the Amazon team had a vision: To improve upon the physical book, making it easier than ever for customers to discover and enjoy books. Gregg Zehr, vice president of hardware engineering at Palm Computing at the time, was part of the group that accepted the challenge. In October 2004, Gregg formed a small team, moved into a shared space in a Palo Alto law library, and got to work. Amazon Lab126 was born.

The Lab126 name originated from the arrow in the Amazon logo, which draws a line from A to Z in "Amazon." In Lab126, the 1 stands for "A" and the "26" stands for "Z." The subsidiary is an Amazon lab of innovation, research, and development for devices.

After three years of research and development, the first Kindle e-reader launched with 90,000 e-books on November 19, 2007. The Lab126 team watched a live broadcast of the announcement from New York, holding their breaths as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced Kindle. 5.5 hours later, Kindle was sold out.

The team has expanded rapidly since then, producing a variety of new, innovative products from Amazon Fire TV to Amazon Echo. With headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, the team engineers devices with the same spirit that fueled the first inventors.

We've come a long way, but it's still day one.

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Lab126 Culture

We work in the nimble and flexible environment of a smaller company yet are able to draw upon the support of Amazon.com, a forward-thinking Fortune 500 global leader. The culture at Amazon Lab126 is fast-paced, focused on creating new ideas for Amazon devices and making them a reality for millions of customers. We continue to create new product categories, and it's an exciting time to join us.

We strongly believe in Amazon's leadership principles and use them to guide our thinking. Whether you are an individual contributor or a manager of a large team, you are an Amazon leader.

Amazon Lab126 Pioneers

Amazon Lab126 employees develop groundbreaking technology in a variety of fields, from software development to manufacturing engineering. Meet some of our team members.

Narsi N.

Director, Connectivity Solutions Group

Narsi N.

Director, Connectivity Solutions Group

Adam C.

Director of Hardware Product Design

Adam C.

Director of Hardware Product Design

Gloria W.

Manager, Accessories Engineering Program Management

Gloria W.

Manager, Accessories Engineering Program Management

Jamie M.

Senior Software Development Engineer

Jamie M.

Senior Software Development Engineer

Benefits

When you join Amazon Lab126, you will have the opportunity to impact the future of consumer electronics, grow professionally, and tackle products that ship. Your life outside of work is important to us, so we provide comprehensive benefits for you and your eligible family members.


While benefits may vary slightly, these are the basics for full-time employees:

Health Care

  • A choice of four medical plans, including prescription drug benefits, designed to meet your individual coverage needs
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan

Finance

  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match
  • Company-paid basic life and accident coverage as well as optional additional (and dependent) coverage at a low cost
  • Company-paid short- and long-term disability plan
  • Health-care and dependent-care flexible spending account

Employee Assistance

  • Employee assistance program including dependent-care referral services and financial/legal services
  • Child and Elder care assistance

Time Off

  • Amazon Lab126 believes that employees should earn and take time on a regular basis for their personal well being and continued high performance. All regular employees accrue personal time during each pay period
  • Amazon Lab126 also provides 12 days of paid holiday leave per calendar year

Employee Stock

At Amazon, employees have the opportunity to become owners of the Company. We want employees to think like owners, and awarding equity provides an ownership opportunity to our employees. Eligible Amazon and subsidiary employees receive Amazon Restricted Stock Units.

Facilities & Transportation

Amazon Lab126's headquarters is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California, across from Moffett Federal Airfield. We offer shuttle services to assist commuters to and from work, as well as a full-service gym free for employees. We also have on-site cafeterias. As an Amazon Lab126 employee, you will work closely with our partner teams in global locations.