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Senior Software Engineer - Catalog Metadata Services

Product & Technology   |   Job ID  1051745
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Job Summary

Catalog Metadata Services (CMS) group is the repository for all data pertaining to Audible products. These critical services process incoming metadata from providers and manage the workflow from publishing to the various consumer markets. CMS receives, parses, validates and enriches raw data such as professionally narrated audio files. Additionally, we provide the applications that allow the metadata team to enhance and manually enrich this data. Once the final product is fully prepared, CMS is responsible for the publishing to markets which include: Audible, Amazon and Apple iTunes.

As an engineer on this dynamic team you will be expected to solve complex engineering problems that will have both short- and long-term impact on Audible’s business and our customers. You will have an opportunity to participate in the re-engineering of our entire CMS pipeline services leveraging your past experience and Amazon tools and technologies.

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.Work independently on a small, agile engineering team and execute on your great ideas.
· Write amazing, maintainable & scalable code.
· Partner with product management to imagine, Design, Develop, Test, and Launch software that wows our community and inspires your peers.
· Be willing to explore and learn un-prompted. Bring problems AND solutions to the table.
· Integrates and communicates fairly complex information within the specialization.
· Devises solutions based on limited information and uses past experience or precedent to identify solutions or to adapt existing approaches to resolve issues.
· Has contributory impact on team/discipline performance.
· Accountable for meeting own target which will impact the discipline.

Basic Qualifications

· 5+ years of professional software development experience including proven experience in Java, Object Oriented Design, Data Structures and Algorithms.
· Experience developing and maintaining high availability distributed software systems.
· BA/BS degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent practical experience.
· Server-side development experience, preferably in Java/Spring.
· Experience in multiple AWS services.
· Great communication skills - ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience.

Preferred Qualifications

· Strong problem-solving skills; adaptable, enterprising and willing to take ownership.
· A high-quality bar; just-enough documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration & deployment and a preference for agile methods.
· Full stack software development (Javascript, Java).
· Familiarity with RDS and NoSQL.
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 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.
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  • 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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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