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Senior Software Development Engineer II

Product and Technology   |   Job ID  897982
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Job Summary

Our Data Platform team owns and develops the technology platform that empowers other teams in the data organization with powerful real-time/streaming, batch processing, and other big data solutions, supporting a variety of use-cases from real-time event-driven systems, to data warehousing and enterprise business analytics, to predictive analysis and machine learning. We offer decision makers both performance metrics and analysis as well as the self-service capability to perform independent analysis on a wide array of internal and external datasets in order to identify opportunities, trends and issues, uncover new insights, and fine-tune operations to meet business goals.

In this role, you will be instrumental in revolutionizing the core data platform at the heart of Audible’s entire data ecosystem (which also leverages and extends into Amazon’s enormous data ecosystem). You will partner with other software engineering teams both in upstream data producing and downstream data consuming roles, to build a technology platform that empowers them with robust, flexible data products, services, and frameworks which allow all teams at Audible to build data-driven solutions for any of their needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Play a leading role in building and maintaining the infrastructure for Enterprise Data Platforms, using software engineering best practices, data management fundamentals, data storage principles, recent advances in distributed systems and data streaming, and operational excellence best practices
· Work closely with product owners and engineers across the company to design and implement reusable platform-level solutions
· Design, build, and support platforms that enable seamless integration and processing across a variety of data systems
· Champion building real-time or event-driven data processing systems and frameworks, especially where real-time solutions did not exist before
· Effectively communicate with various teams and stakeholders, escalate technical and managerial issues at the right time and resolve conflicts
· Demonstrate passion for quality and productivity by use of efficient development techniques, standards and guidelines
· Peer reviews of work. Actively mentor more junior 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 Amazon's technologies, but it doesn't stop there. Audible is built on a strong foundation of Amazon technology and you'll have insight into the inner workings of the world's leading ecommerce experience. There's a LOT to learn! Your career will benefit from working with teams like Alexa, Search, Kindle, A9, P13N and many more.

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

· Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field
· 5+ years of professional software development experience
· Experience with a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring, SOA)

Preferred Qualifications

· Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations
· Ability to work independently with little supervision and successfully resolve ambiguity
· Willingness to learn, be open minded to new ideas and different opinions yet knowing when to stop, analyze, and reach a decision
· Well-rounded engineering skills; full-stack development experience - web + services - If you've built something in your spare time send us the link, we'd love to hear about it
· Great communication skills - ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience. Can provide information to technical and non-technical stakeholders alike and guide them to confidently informed decisions
· Strong data-oriented skills with knowledge of Core Data and database design
· Prior use of AWS technologies at scale in a production environment
· Familiarity with big data technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.)
· Experience working with Agile methodologies


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.
  • Customer Obsessed Each project has our audience in mind, and you’re passionate about developing fantastic customer experiences through innovative technology.
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  • Inventive You imagine without fear and have an ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations with creative problem-solving and curiosity.
  • 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.

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.

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.

Anshika Priyadarshee

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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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