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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Software Development Engineer - Audible on Alexa

Product and Technology   |   Job ID  957804
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Job Summary

Would you like to help transform the way people enjoy audiobooks? The Audible on Alexa team owns the Audible experience on all Alexa enabled devices, and we are innovating on and changing the way our customers interact with audiobooks on Alexa!

The Audible on Alexa team is looking for a Software Development Engineer who passionately innovates on behalf of customers and demonstrates a high degree of product ownership.

On the Audible on Alexa Team, you will have an opportunity to impact the customer experience and work on cutting-edge products that will be used every day by people you know. You will have an opportunity to work with business partners, other talented software development engineers, QA engineers and UI/UX designers to design, implement, test and launch complex software applications, tools, and systems.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Describe and implement REST APIs, ensuring their performance and scalability for our millions of customers
· Partner with other engineers to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software
· Support the platform and ensure continual up-time
· Participate in internal review of software components and systems
· Collaborate with your team to estimate the size and complexity of the features
· Ensure system and feature quality throughout the development, testing and deployment phases to ensure quality delivery expectations are met
· Invest in technical growth of self and others in the team
· Work proactively, independently to determine appropriate approaches to SDLC
· Build stable working relationships internally with in the team and with the other Audible teams

Basic Qualifications

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· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
· At least 1 years of professional software engineering experience
· Problem solving skills; adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership
· Ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience
· Experience working in a fast paced, Agile environment
· Problem solving skills—adaptable, enthusiastic and willing to take ownership
· Ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience
· Sense of ownership, customer obsession, and drive
· OO development skills building large scale applications and/or Services
· Understanding of data structures and algorithms
· Experience with unit testing, code reviews, test automation, and continuous integration







Preferred Qualifications

· Problem solving skills; adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership
· Ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience
· Experience working in a fast paced, Agile environment
· Problem solving skills—adaptable, enthusiastic and willing to take ownership
· Ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience
Sense of ownership, customer obsession, and drive
· Excellent understanding and experience with unit testing, integration testing and UI testing
· Knowledge of distributed systems: how they’re built, maintained, and perform
· Recent experience with REST API development, microservices, event-driven architecture, and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Audible is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

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Audible Success Profile

Audible is built on a strong foundation as an Amazon subsidiary, so you’ll get to play with all of Amazon's technologies at a company with an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re looking for someone with a focus on our customers and our operational excellence to help us unleash the power of the spoken word.

  • Builder You have an ability to deconstruct and simplify problems. You’re committed to action and value the positive disruption your creations have on the status quo.
  • Customer Obsessed Each project has our audience in mind, and you’re passionate about developing fantastic customer experiences through innovative technology.
  • Passionate You recognize that your work impacts millions of listeners and the technology you help build invigorates our community and inspires our peers.
  • Inventive You imagine without fear and have an ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations with creative problem-solving and curiosity.
  • Effective Communicator You can adapt complex information to your audience, and your influence on internal team collaboration impacts design and drives engineering best practices.
  • Socially Conscious You embrace working, living, serving, and playing in your neighborhood. You’re ready to enhance our communities and the lives of our millions of customers.

Audible's People Principles celebrate who we are and where we've been, and guide the way we work shoulder to shoulder to enhance the lives of our millions of customers around the world. They reflect and apply to everyone who works at Audible—the entrepreneurs and operators, the dreamers and the doers, those who have worked here for 20 years and those who have arrived in the past few weeks and months.

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Be Customer Obsessed
Imagine & Invent Before They Ask
Articulate The Possible & Move Fast To Make It Real
Study & Draw Inspiration From Culture & Technology
Activate Caring

What we can offer you

We are a community of brilliant minds, brimming with fresh ideas and working shoulder to shoulder to achieve greatness. And because of this, we think it’s only fair that we offer some nice little perks to everyone who goes the extra mile at Audible.

Food

Fully stocked kitchen with all the snacks and drinks to get your creative thoughts flowing.

Health

Dental and vision plans, life insurance, and the medical plan options that suit individual needs.

Savings

Plan for your future with employer-matched savings accounts.

Stock

We grant our employees restricted stock units, because we want them to think and act like owners.

Time Off

We love what we do but everyone needs the opportunity to hit the refresh button. Take advantage of vacation days, sick days, and personal days to rejuvenate.

Social

From tickets to local events and exciting company-sponsored events, regular outings and team-building events foster our spirit of collaboration.

Amazon Discount

As part of the Amazon family, Audible employees are entitled to a discount on products on Amazon.

Fitness

Discounted sports clubs or fitness reimbursements.

What keeps me motivated here in one word is 'opportunities.' Being able to deep-dive into complex cross-domain problems and stepping out of my comfort zone with projects, technologies and people. I can spontaneously collaborate with literally anyone—from my Audible teammates to my Amazon counterparts to our CIO and CEO—and most importantly get valuable feedback along the way.

Anshika Priyadarshee

Software Development Engineer

Community Impact

At Audible, we seek to exemplify what a company can mean beyond what it does. As Newark's fastest-growing private employer, we recruit and cultivate local talent as well as drive forward a wide range of community initiatives with a focus on supporting Newark's renaissance. Our global offices embrace their local communities as well, and our employees around the world volunteer and serve in their communities in addition to seeding and growing the local creative economy.

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Benefits

Plan for every chapter of your career journey with a wide range of generous benefits that you can rely on. We’re fostering an environment where everyone can thrive, individually and as part of the greater Audible community.

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