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Newark, New Jersey

Software Development Engineer, Android

Technology   |   Job ID  2421560
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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.

Android Software Development Engineers build user interfaces for listeners, expand and improve deployment, test, test and test again… and work with new technologies powered by our parent company, Amazon. We’re in it for the long run – invested in the continued success of our much-loved project and we’re inspired by each other to continue building its strong foundation.

The Player team is responsible for building an audio listening platform that will improve how millions of Audible members hear and interact with our content. 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. Audible customers spend most of their time with Audible in Player components of Audible apps across FireOS, Android, iOS, and Web.

You’re a problem solver and life is your hackathon. A fast-paced environment fuels your creativity – not to mention your team who inspire you. You’re always happy to press pause, take off your headphones and connect with a colleague. Through plenty of practice you’ve mastered how to translate even the most complex ideas in a simple and digestible way. While you’ve dabbled in a few programming languages, your heart is always with Kotlin or Java. But you’re adaptable, enterprising, and ready to take ownership of your next project.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will…
- Own key components within our platform. "Owning" means envisioning, designing, creating, building, and supporting
- Lead the way - "Lead" means staying up to date with tools, trends, technologies, and frameworks both industry-wide and within Amazon, and sharing that knowledge in a meaningful way with the community
- Partner with product management to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that invigorates our community and inspires our peers
- Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
- Adopt best practices in software engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, and operations

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 offers a Hub+Home hybrid workplace model that gives employees flexibility between gathering in an Audible workspace (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). For more information, please visit

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

Newark, NJ, USA

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
- Professional experience with mobile development in Android
- Background in synchronizing information across devices with support for offline transactions
- 5+ years of experience in designing and developing Android Applications using Kotlin, Java, the Android SDK, and common Android tools and platforms like Compose, Jetpack Navigation

Preferred Qualifications

- Strong fundamental software engineering skills: data structures and algorithms
- Understanding how your code performs and how that could impact the customer experience is critical to success as a senior developer working on a mobile app
- Experience with object-oriented development, multithreading, and data structures
- Adaptable, enterprising, and willing to take ownership
- Great communication skills—ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience
- Able to provide information to technical and non-technical stakeholders alike and guide them to confidently informed decisions

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
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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.


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


Plan for your future with employer-matched savings accounts.


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

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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.


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.

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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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