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Newark, New Jersey

Software Development Engineer, Backend

Technology   |   Job ID  2435247
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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.

ABOUT THIS ROLE
As a Software Development Engineer, it’s up to you to define, design and refine the tech that keeps us one step ahead of listeners. Anticipate. Innovate. Bring challenging ideas and we’ll support you with the latest tech, tools and systems that you need to succeed. You’ll be essential in ensuring the team can reach their potential; working closely with them, reviewing their work, mentoring, and supporting them to develop. Together, you’ll build and maintain our platform to bring thousands of stories to millions of listeners and unleash the power of the human voice.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will...
- Design, develop, and test software components and applications for a leading global provider of audiobooks
- Contribute to an agile engineering team, writing scalable and maintainable code and influencing team decisions
- Collaborate with diverse stakeholders to envision, design, develop, test, and launch impactful software that inspires both customers and peers
- Utilize technology to solve complex problems
- Translate designs into high-quality code, delivering on schedule
- Demonstrate proficiency in diverse data structures and algorithms, making informed decisions on their appropriate usage
- Independently clarify technical requirements, estimate development timelines, and apply effective design approaches
- Conduct code reviews, offering constructive guidance to fellow team members
- Drive continuous improvement in software quality, customer experience, and product maintainability
- Mentor and lead developers, fostering curiosity and deep technical understanding

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 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 adbl.co/hybrid.

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

Newark, NJ, USA

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Great communication skills - ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience
- 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

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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