Import Compliance Analyst, Project Kuiper

Job title: Import Compliance Analyst, Project Kuiper

Company: Amazon

Job description: DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wanted to be part of a team who is building industry changing technology? Amazon’s Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband network connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

The Import Compliance Analyst has the primary responsibility of ensuring Kuiper’s Compliance with US laws and regulations. Reporting to the Senior Global Customs Operations PM, the Import Compliance Analyst will promote the sustainability and longevity of Kuiper’s customs compliance program by developing and implementing guidelines and procedures for customs compliance policy, and coordinating activities involved in daily import transactions including, but not limited to, harmonized tariff classifications, country of origin determination, product valuation reporting, import license applications, ACE reporting, dealing with exception shipments, handling free trade agreements, among others.

Key job responsibilities

  • Review import documents for accuracy and completeness
  • Support Kuiper’s customs brokers with necessary data to enable entry filing for Kuiper
  • Monitor entry status of imports and provide updates to concerned departments of any holds or delays
  • Take action to respond timely and compliantly to import holds (e.g., CBP / PGA holds)
  • Upload and maintain electronic import files in record retention repository for audit purposes
  • HTS classification for Kuiper imports, maintenance of items database in ERP system, support to HTS challenges, work with direct manager and Legal on classification rulings as required
  • Analyze customs tariffs & duty rates
  • Maintain Kuiper customs compliance work instructions and SOPs, manage document revisions and support the continuous process improvement of Kuiper’s customs compliance program
  • Follow the customs compliance internal controls program to ensure compliance with foreign regulations governing imports
  • Keep and communicate metrics of imports including transit time, compliance accuracy, cost, customs broker performance and relevant data for Kuiper’s leadership
  • Conduct self-assessments (compliance audits) and implement necessary corrective actions
  • Provide compliance training to new employees and cross-functional teams and keep training records
  • Analyze and interpret US import regulations and keep abreast of changes
  • Collaborate with supply chain, procurement, finance, tax and engineering functions as required

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

As a critical member of our Global Trade & Compliance Team, the Import Compliance Analyst interfaces with internal and external customers, customs brokers, government officers and other functional areas to ensure compliance and coordination of imports. The Import Compliance Analyst will also identify improvement opportunities and assist with projects to support Global Trade & Compliance initiatives.

This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and will work with leaders in multiple technology areas. Have relentlessly high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and be constantly looking for ways to improve your product’s performance, quality and cost. We want individuals who are ready for this challenge and want to reach beyond what is possible today.

About the team

Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. Amazon has ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

At Amazon, our mission is to be the most customer-centric company on Earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright and driven people. We’re dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship.

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

Redmond, WA, USA


  • 3+ years of relevant experience with US Import Customs.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with engaging customs brokers and handling import transactions end to end from shipment start to entry filing and record maintenance.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with advanced Excel and ERP systems (preferably SAP) and ability to interpret data.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in auditing customs transactions both self-assessments and responding to external audits.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in industry and/or academia.


  • US Customs Broker’s License is considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of PGA’s Regulations in the Aerospace industry is considered a plus.
  • Be comfortable with ambiguity and curious to learn new skills.
  • Experience working in start-up mode building or supporting the compliance program from the ground up.
  • A curious self-starter with a proven track record of diving into unknown territory, learning new concepts, and pushing your comfort zone.

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $91,800/year in our lowest geographic market up to $185,000/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 Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Expected salary: $91800 per year

Location: Redmond, WA

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