Amazon is looking for developers to build what sounds like a brand spanking new browser for the etailer's reading device, the Kindle.
Web Monkey cites a job opening from Lab126, the division of Amazon that develops the Kindle, which indicates the company is looking for somebody to develop “an innovative embedded web browser” for a consumer product. Given that the current browser for the Kindle is definitely lacking, it's not exactly a big jump to assume Amazon is looking to develop something a little more up to date to allow the Kindle to better compete with the competition.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, three or more years experience in Java, familiarity in Web standards, experience working with browser engines and experience working with embedded devices on Linux.
According to the posting, the role will involve "designing and implementing new features on the browser and supporting and maintaining the implementations of the current browser."