Sr Director, Software Development (Data Engineering)

Newark, NJ, United States Lead
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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.

Audible software teams work at the intersection of culture and technology, fusing both to bring addicting spoken word performances to millions of listeners around the world. As the head of Audible’s Data Engineering for Data Science team, you will build teams, tools and pipelines to allow for iterative exploration of data at massive scale to deliver vital insights. If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of big data tools & technology and collaborating with an outstanding team of data scientists we’re excited to have you join our growing team!

· Building and leading a team of data engineering experts in Audible’s technology organization.
· You will work in a fast-paced, Agile environment with cross functional leaders to understand and influence business strategy, set priorities, define technology goals, and deliver.
· Set high standards and build teams that deliver the best data processing infrastructure and produce the highest quality data product possible.
· Work closely with partners throughout the business and data science teams to drive out ambiguity and enable exploration across a wide portfolio of opportunities.
· Champion and expand an environment of outspoken and relentless innovation – ensuring that the cutting edge of efficient data processing at massive scale is brought to bear every day.
· Mentor current and future leaders, ensuring a constantly rising bar in technical excellence and professional growth.


· Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field.
· 15+ years experience managing software across a variety of functions and groups (QA, Engineer, BA, etc.) within an agile projects framework.
· Deep expertise in data engineering and data processing at scale. Requires a focus on the development of pipelines for the creation of data lakes to enable exploration as well as machine learning model training, deployment and scoring at massive scale.
· Familiarity with data science techniques and frameworks
· Ability to create structure out of ambiguity and set direction for your teams.
· Demonstrated skills in detailed-oriented delivery management. Results oriented and with a strong customer focus.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills – must be able to influence at all levels.
· Strong analytical skills and creative thinker.


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