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Mexico City, Mexico

Support Engineering Manager, Audible

Technology   |   Job ID  2669710
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Job Summary

At Audible, we believe stories have the power to transform lives. It’s why we work with some of the world’s leading creators to produce and share audio storytelling with our millions of global listeners. We are dreamers and inventors who come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to empower and inspire each other. Imagine your future with us.

ABOUT THIS ROLE
Our technology teams play a key role in connecting listeners with millions of stories by imagining, designing, developing and testing the software and applications that make up Audible’s platform. As a Support Engineering Manager, you’ll anticipate and seek out obstacles before they occur, and implement solutions that allow our engineers to fulfill strategic and tactical business goals. You’ll coach teams to deliver visionary products and programs to deliver the most value for our millions of customers. This is a chance to drive the future of our technology, mentor future leaders and inspire innovation.

As a Support Engineering Manager, you will...
- Be a technical lead for organization and a support leader for peers across the company
- Have a solid understanding of the business as it relates to the team’s supported services
- Lead or participate in team-wide user groups to exchange support information, procedures, and best practices
- Build expertise in system design and configuration and contribute to architecture design for the team
- Be involved in all major technical decisions in the team, and work with development and QA teams to help increase service supportability, scalability, and performance
- Lead moderate initiatives that span multiple services such as efficiency and scaling
- Manage team-wide outages ensuring accurate documentation and timely resolution
- Define aggressive SLAs and drive the team to meet them through metrics creation and analysis
- Conduct team planning and reviews
- Have an understanding of the technologies, tools, procedures, resources, and best practices used to improve operational excellence
- Determine best practices for code management, support, code builds, and code deployments
- Participate and drive operational excellence across your team
- Take a role in the strategic direction of the team
- Display leadership core values and lead people

ABOUT AUDIBLE
Audible is the leading producer and provider of audio storytelling. We spark listeners’ imaginations, offering immersive, cinematic experiences full of inspiration and insight to enrich our customers daily lives. Our Hub+Home hybrid workplace model gives employees the flexibility between gathering in a common office space (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). For more information, please visit adbl.co/hybrid.

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

Mexico City, DIF, MEX

Basic Qualifications

- 2+ years of people management experience leading System Development teams
- Proficiency in one or more general-purpose programming languages such as Java, C/C++, C#, Objective C, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, or Go
- Experience designing, building, operating, and managing large-scale distributed systems or web services
- Experience engaging and influencing senior leaders using both verbal and written communication tools

Preferred Qualifications

- Expertise in operational excellence, security compliance, and distributed systems’ resiliency
- Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
- Expertise in operations of highly available and scalable software systems with large customer bases
- Strong verbal and written communication abilities
- Ability to drive effective teamwork, collaboration and commitment
- Strong analytical problem solving and troubleshooting skills
- Ability to coordinate with peers and business stakeholders
- Ability to quickly learn and adopt new technologies
- Experience managing on-call support coverage, escalation and critical issue management
- Experience in contributing to the definition and implementation of automation opportunities within an operations environment
- Experience in root cause analysis and error correction, identifying changes to procedures and systems to implement long term fixes and avoid repeating issues
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Audible is built on a strong foundation as an Amazon subsidiary, so you’ll get to leverage all of Amazon's technologies while still being on a small team with an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re looking for someone who knows how to use data to provide our customers with engaging and inspiring experiences.

    • Curious You are open to others’ perspectives and ideas. When faced with challenges, you stay inquisitive, collaborating and testing different approaches.
    • Imaginative You imagine freely and support your colleagues’ own imagining. You ask “What if…?” and employ original thinking in your work.
    • Customer Centric You are passionate about creating delightful experiences. Whether you’re working with creators, customers, or colleagues you aim to exceed their expectations in every way.
    • Inventive You express ideas and navigate complex and ambiguous situations in novel ways, even creating new paradigms or structures for others to follow.
    • Socially Conscious You’re mindful of the impact we have on each other and apply empathy into your work with colleagues, communities, and customers.
    • Effective Communicator By adapting complex information for your audience, you’re able to foster collaboration and have a positive impact on outcomes

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.

Flexible Work

We promote flexibility in how and where we work with our Hub+Home hybrid workplace model.

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.

Community

We are committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive culture and community. Audible’s Impact Groups encourage an environment where you can be you, and bring your whole self to work.

Amazon Discount

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

Learning & Development

We want to help you grow with learning and development programs, leadership training and tuition reimbursement.

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At Audible, we seek to exemplify what a company can mean beyond what it does. We recruit and cultivate local talent, and we drive forward a wide range of initiatives focused on returning Newark to its roots as a hub of innovation. Our global offices embrace the same principle, 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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Our Newark office is at the heart of the audio revolution. We stay inspired by visiting creatives, guest speakers, professional development, and community engagement. We fuel our ideas with daily catered lunch and then take in local culture or hang out with colleagues at weekly happy hours. Getting here is easy with free parking or transit perks, and employees who move to the neighborhood enjoy our monthly Live Local housing subsidy.

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