powertofly approved What Audible Has to Offer:

We believe the spoken word has the power to change people’s lives. Audible has reinvented a media category, becoming a powerhouse of creative and original content. We create sensational entertainment experiences that absorb the listener and enhance the character and quality of daily life. Because nothing can inspire, provoke and challenge like a gripping story – and this could be the beginning of your Audible story.

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 drive the team forward, guiding them over every obstacle and leading the way to develop exciting, original and effective solutions. Leading the way, you’ll bring our team together to build and maintain our platform to bring thousands of stories to millions of listeners and unleash the power of the human voice.

ABOUT YOU
You’re in your element when you’re being challenged, and you’re always eager to share your ideas, take on responsibility and keep developing at an exciting pace. We look for people who show initiative, set their standards high and see every failure as an opportunity to learn. You’re looking for an environment where you can thrive and help your team reach their potential. With opportunities to challenge yourself and lead a talented team to success, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Audible.

As a Lead Software Development Engineer, you will...
  • Independently lead complex technical initiatives within your team.
  • Mentor and lead developers by cultivating curiosity and deep technical understanding.
  • Explore technical needs and bring solutions to the table.
  • Set the technical strategy for your team.




Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in developing technical strategy, and architecting web and APIs.
  • Prior experience in full stack development and RESTful service architecture.
  • 5+ years experience of software development and deployment of distributed multi-tier applications.
  • Experience with React, HTTP/2, serverless, containers, microservices, CI/CD, and cross-platform development.
  • Prior use of AWS technologies at scale in a production environment.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven success in mentoring tech leads and engineers.
  • History of delivering customer-driven software products at a high scale in a fast paced, technology first, rapid-growth company.
  • Prior success as a strategic influencer on the direction of product design and development.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across teams & multiple division stakeholders.
  • Experience with machine learning and related engineering skill sets.
  • Full stack proficiency (e.g., Java, NoSQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, node.js).
  • Experience taking a lead role delivering complex software systems to internal or external customers.
  • Competency at delegating work in parallel to accelerate delivery.
  • Enthusiasm for promoting high-quality standard in others across: documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration and deployment.


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 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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Lead Software Development Engineer