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Director, Software Development

Technology   |   Job ID  1923329
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JOB SUMMARY

Job summary
Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.

ABOUT THIS ROLE
This opportunity is for a Software Development Manager for Audible’s Player Apps team. We are embarking on a mission to reshape the fundamental experiences, delight our customers, and reshape how development is done across all surfaces and devices within Audible. It's our responsibility to push Audible into new places; wherever our customers are listening. Achieving this vision means expanding and strengthening Continuous Deployment across surfaces; new technologies like CarPlay, Watch, HomeKit, Common Encryption Standard media, and adaptive live streaming; as well as driving a strong engineering culture with processes like Chaos Engineering and A/B Testing.

ABOUT THE TEAM
Audible customers spend most of their time with Audible in either the Library or Player components of our application across FireOS, Android, iOS, and Web. Player Experience team is responsible for building an audio listening platform that will improve how millions of Audible members hear and interact with spoken word content. We are on a journey to build an audio listening platform designed and optimized for the spoken word over other forms of audio entertainment so that comprehension and emotional impact is maximized for the listener. We own the end-to-end audio listening experience which includes player clients for web, iOS & Android, content security & digital rights management, content delivery infrastructure, and processing / synchronization of listening data across devices at a massive scale.

If you are ready to become a part of a culture that celebrates innovation and independent thought and want to use your passion and creativity to improve the daily lives of listeners around the world, we have a place for you on our team – come join us.

As a Manager of Software Development, you will...
  • Owning and leading full life cycle delivery of cross functional projects spanning teams across Audible and Amazon.
  • Drive development and operational excellence of our flagship solutions.
  • Coach and mentor our high-performing engineers to help them grow their skills, enhance their knowledge of our systems and their ability to get things done.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that wows our community and inspires our peers.
  • Constantly strive to raise the bar on delivery performance and quality in a fast agile environment.
  • Lead 1-2 Scrum teams.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teams
  • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
  • 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

  • 5+ years of experience within software engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams.
  • 2+ years of experience in Mobile Application Development environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Results oriented and with a strong customer focus.
  • Action-oriented strategic thinker.
  • Be able to thrive in an ambiguous environment - where change is the only constant.
  • Detailed oriented to ensure that project success is paramount.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and an out of the box thinker.
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work in a very fast paced environment.
  • Highly autonomous. Delivers with little guidance.
  • Strong mentor of peers and subordinates.
  • Strong understanding of current Mobile Ecosystem (Android & iOS API’s, Android Auto, Car Play, Swift, Kotlin, Apple App Store, Google PlayStore, etc.).

ABOUT AUDIBLE
At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word.


Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible 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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
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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.
    • Passionate You recognize that your work impacts millions of listeners and the technology you help build invigorates our community and inspires our peers.
    • 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.
    • Inventive You imagine without fear and have an ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations with creative problem-solving and curiosity.
    • Customer Obsessed Each project has our audience in mind, and you’re passionate about developing fantastic customer experiences through innovative technology.

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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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.

I found a culture where everyone is inspired to constantly learn. I like to say that we’re not just customer obsessed—we’re also teammate obsessed.

Alexandra Klimenko

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

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