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Global Customs Analyst, Project Kuiper



Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024


Project Kuiper is an initiative to increase global broadband access through a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). Its mission is to bring fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world. Project Kuiper will help close the digital divide by delivering fast, affordable broadband to a wide range of customers, including consumers, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations operating in places without reliable connectivity.

Key job responsibilities
• Manage import customs compliance for Kuiper imports including, but not limited to, harmonized tariff classifications, country of origin determination, product valuation reporting, import license applications, ACE reporting
• 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
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.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Innovation is part of our DNA! Our goal is to be Earth's most customer-centric company, and we are just getting started. We need people who want to join an ambitious program that continues to push the state of the art in space-based systems design and wireless systems.

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. Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

About the team
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.

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.


• 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.

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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 $196,300/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.