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Newark, New Jersey

Software Development Engineer II – Data

Product & Technology   |   Job ID  1179370
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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 THE ROLE
Data drives innovation and this senior role is behind the wheel of our Data Engineering group. This foundational role designs and builds the paths to fine-tune Audible’s operations and outpace our competitors. Our Data Engineering group owns the datasets and platforms that not only enable our systems but also our people, to uncover new insights. You’ll put your experience to work in a start-up culture – all while accessing the tech-forward tools, training, and infrastructure of our parent company, Amazon.

ABOUT YOU
When things get messy, you see the potential for order. Every new dataset is a new opportunity. You thrive off of collaboration and feel energized as part of a driven, innovative team -- but also take pleasure in focusing on problems you can own and solve independently. A fail-fast environment shaped your growth mindset and you’re ready to mentor up-and-coming team members. You’re motivated by the opportunity to do meaningful work at a truly mission driven company.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Apply broad knowledge of technology options, technology platforms, design techniques and approaches across the Data Engineering ecosystem to build systems that meet business needs
· Build systems and datasets using software engineering best practices, data management fundamentals, data storage principles, recent advances in distributed systems, and operational excellence best practices
· Analyze source systems, define underlying data sources and transformation requirements, design suitable data models and document the design/specifications
· Demonstrate passion for quality and productivity by use of efficient development techniques, standards and guidelines
· Effectively communicate with various teams and stakeholders, escalate technical and managerial issues at the right time and resolve conflicts
· Peer review work. Actively mentor other members of the team, improving their skills, their knowledge of our systems and their ability to get things done

HOW DOES AMAZON FIT IN?
We're a part of Amazon, they are our parent company and it's a great partnership. You'll get to play with all of Amazon's technologies like EC2, SQS and S3 but it doesn't stop there. Audible's built on Amazon technology and you'll have insight into the inner workings of the world's leading ecommerce experience. There's a LOT to learn!

If you want to own and solve problems, work with a creative dynamic team, fail fast in a supportive environment whilst growing your career and working on a platform that powers web applications used by millions of customers worldwide we want to hear from you.




Basic Qualifications

· A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field.
· Proficiency in functional programming languages (e.g. Python) as well as declarative programming languages (e.g. SQL, SPARQL)
· 5+ years of hands on experience in building large scale data-centric systems using MPP Database technologies and Hadoop, Spark, Kafka or AWS equivalents.
· Proficiency in processing and modeling large, complex data sets for Analytical use cases
· Expertise in Database technologies such as AWS Redshift, Teradata or equivalent.
· Familiarity with Business Intelligence (BI) and Visualization platforms such as MicroStrategy and AWS Quicksight.
· Ability to communicate effectively and work independently with little supervision to deliver on time quality products.
· Willingness to learn, be open minded to new ideas and different opinions yet knowing when to stop, analyze, and reach a decision.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience with AWS cloud technologies such as Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), Kinesis, Athena.
· Hands on experience with BI and Visualization platforms such as MicroStrategy and AWS Quicksight.



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.

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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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Benefits

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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