Audible’s College Internship Program Cultivates Up-and-Coming Tech Talent
Senior Recruiter Jeremy Bradshaw helped relaunch our college tech intern program and shares what we look for in our candidates and why Audible is a great place for emerging tech talent to work.
Amazon Program Services
Provides Whispersync for Voice for our customers where they take their reading on the go, synchronizing their Audible listening and Kindle reading.
Skills/fields of interest: Scaled backend services and native mobile development on Android, FireOS, and iOS.
Responsible for producing Audible’s client apps on Java-based platforms – Android, Fire devices (Tablets and TV), and Kindle eInk devices. The apps allow users to purchase, download, and play audiobooks with an intuitive, user-friendly interface. From the UI elements that users interact with to theinfrastructure that drives the lifecycle of audio content on a user’s mobile device, working on the Apps team provides a challenging environment and many opportunities for growth.
Skills of interest: Java, Object Oriented Design, Systems Design, Mobile Development, Android.
Audible for Business
Part of Audible’s Emerging Business Initiative, we test new business hypothesis and ship code frequently. Audible for Business believes we can deliver more value to the end listeners and buyers by providing audio books through an organization such as an employer, membership or club. We have a microsite based on react.js, a brand new In-App experience for iOS and Android, services in AWS and consume nearly all of the Audible Services. The most importanttool in our toolkit is our creativity. We spend a good portion of our time coming up with solutions to new problems.
Audible Risk Management System
Develops capabilities to prevent, detect, mitigate, and respond to activity that can impact our customers’ and publishers’ trust.
Skills/fields of interest: Big data analysis, machine learning, and data viz.
Audible Voice Experience
Enables the audiobook experience on all Alexa devices.
Skills/fields of interest: Building Java “speechlets” in the Amazon Alexa platform to enable Audible features and functionality.
Creates and powers Audible’s web sites and services for our global listeners. We are the home for tech talent that wants to grow Audible’s market leading business and build the web applications and services (APIs) across desktop and mobile devices. The team is comprised of developers who work in an agile environment and partner closely with Audible and Amazon tech teams, Product, UX and QA teams.
We are organized as three full stack areas:
- Shopping – Encompasses a user’s purchase experience
- Discovery – Encompasses a user finding Audible content and SEO
- Accounts – Encompasses a user’s profile and membership
We are embarking on a mission to reshape the fundamental experiences and delightour customers and drive a strong engineering culture. It's our responsibility to push Audible into new places; wherever our customers are listening. Achieving this vision means expanding and strengthening our development process, delivery execution and leveraging new technologies to deliver services and web solutions. We need your help to develop and deliver on this vision. Success means we lay the foundation for continued expansion of our company without disrupting an already tremendously successful and much loved project.
Members of the Escape team get exposure to the entire breadth of Audible’s business from IOS to Homestead to Consumer Domains and everything in between. We work on the full gamut from Customer Experience to Back End Services in an effort to provide fans of the Escape genre with the best possible experience on a wide array of surfaces. We innovate across application tiers as Escape has many features that span nearly everything that Audible does.
Dedicated to leveraging the relationship between Amazon and Audible with goals to increase discovery, optimize conversion, and engage members within the Amazon.com ecosystem. Technology focus on web development with substantial backend services integration.
Delivering on a vision for launching Audible to new countries and in-parallel building world class engineering platform to launch to new countries faster.
Focused on Audible integration with iOS.
Skills/fields of interest: Objective C and Swift, iOS Frameworks and toolkits
This team builds and extends a massively scalable data management platform to enable Audible’s customers to add titles to their libraries and manage their content library across devices and applications. We also enhance the customerexperience of the library and content management for our users by providing leading organization capabilities, exposed via APIs to our applications and other teams.
Skills/fields of interest: Service Design and Architecture. High throughput, low latency systems. AWS DynamoDB, Lambda, EC2, S3, Cloudwatch. REST servicesand APIs.
Improves the customer experience of Audible’s content playback across a multitude of devices and apps. Enhances how we deliver content around the world and build market-leading features to enhance the immersive listening experience for Audible’s users... everywhere. Manages processing and synchronization of data across devices at a massive scale, in realtime.
Skills/fields of interest: Service Design and Architecture. High throughput, low latency systems. AWS DynamoDB, Lambda, EC2, S3, Cloudwatch. REST services and APIs.
Developers on the QA team programmatically test the product, measure test coverage, drive testability and diagnostic ability into the system, while promoting best practices in quality areas and optimizing Software Development Lifecycle. Quality Assurance team works side by side with Software Development Engineers, Product Managers, User Experience, and Customer Support to understand features, bugs, customer usage, and technical implementation to deliver high quality product to customers.
Data and Corporate Systems
Implement better tools and processes for Content Providers, Content Services, and Business Affairs stakeholders.
Audible Digital Assets Management
Owners of taking Digital Assets from ACX, Audible Studios and Big publishers and making them available for download to our customers.
Dedicated to building flexible and scalable content platforms that support the needs of existing Audible core businesses as well as new products.
This team builds and extends a highly scalable data management platform to enable Audible to access critical insights about how to best serve our customers.
Skills/fields of interest: Big data.
We are the keystone systems which enable the on boarding of new content (audiobooks) to the planform, accurate pricing of the content and then calculating the royalties to pay to our providers. The platform has been historically very manual but we are going through a major transformation to automate many of the manual tasks as well as the first steps to turn our tools into aself-service.
You will have the opportunity to work on the backend, frontend or both depending on your interests. We process 10s of millions of records to calculate royalty payments for our providers and we are working with the latest technology.
Skills/fields of interest: Java, ReactJS and Python leveraging all sorts Amazon tech such as AWS, SWF, AI, Lambda, Postgres and Dynamo to name a few.