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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Software Development Engineer

Product & Technology   |   Job ID  1039232
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Job Summary

Would you like to help transform the way people enjoy audiobooks? The Audible on Alexa team is continuously investigating innovative ways to ensure the optimal experience for our customers to stream their audiobooks on Alexa-enabled devices.

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
· Set the technical direction and strategy within the team and strategize to influence technology across Audible and beyond
· Mentor and lead developers by cultivating curiosity and deep technical understanding.Define and implement APIs, ensuring their performance and scalability for our millions of customers
· Partner with other engineers to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software
· Support our services and ensure continual up-time
· Participate in review of software components and systems
· Collaborate with your team to estimate the size, complexity, cost and risk of the features
· Maintain high quality throughout the development and deployment of our software
· Invest in technical growth of the team
· Build great working relationships proactively with other Audible and Amazon teams

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or relevant experience
· Problem solving skills
· OO development skills building applications and/or Services
· Understanding of data structures and algorithms
· Experience with unit testing, code reviews, test automation, and continuous integration

Preferred Qualifications

· Excellent understanding and experience with unit testing, integration testing and UI testing
· Knowledge of distributed systems: concepts, implementation, performance, and maintenance
· Recent experience with API development, microservices, event-driven architecture, or Cloud Technologies (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure)
· Experience with java

ABOUT AUDIBLE
Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We’re an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 475,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.

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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