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Newark, New Jersey

Software Development Engineer - May/June 2021 Graduate


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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.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will be part of a full-stack team that includes other iOS, Android, Web, and API developers. Our core goal is to make cross device development faster and higher quality. You will be a key part of the team for API development.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will:

  • Describe and implement REST APIs, ensuring their performance and scalability for our millions of customers.
  • Plan, populate, and maintain distributed data stores for high throughput and correctness.
  • Partner with other engineers to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that invigorates our community and inspires our peers.
  • Solve problems and have a large degree of ownership for the delivery of your code and design.
  • Support the platform and ensure continual uptime.

Basic Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Java or related object-oriented language.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.
  • At least 1 year of professional software development experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise with digital-media delivery and packaging such as MPEG-DASH, HLS, HDS, Smooth Streaming, MPEG.
  • Familiarity with digital audio encoding, particularly AAC and MP3.
  • Experience with progressive rendering, responsive design, and modern browser techniques using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.
  • Aptitude for dependency injection frameworks and associated techniques using technologies like Spring or Guice.
  • Competency in automation, enthusiasm for continuous integration/deployment or Chaos Engineering.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems: how they’re built, maintained, and perform.
  • Recent experience with REST API development, microservices, event-driven architecture, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations.
  • Adaptable, enterprising, and willing to take ownership.
  • A high-quality bar: just-enough documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration & deployment.
  • A preference for Agile development methodologies.
  • Ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience.

About Audible

At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, 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 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

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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Be Customer Obsessed
Imagine & Invent Before They Ask
Articulate The Possible & Move Fast To Make It Real
Study & Draw Inspiration From Culture & Technology
Activate Caring