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 be essential in ensuring the team can reach their potential; working closely with them, reviewing their work, mentoring, and supporting them to develop. Together, you’ll 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 feel pride in every step forward, however big, or small; to you, each challenge represents a well-executed venture to support our listeners. If you’re looking to build on your skills and grow into a leader, this is your next step. We look for people who take responsibility, set their standards high and see every failure as an opportunity to learn. You’re looking for an environment where you can thrive. With opportunities to challenge yourself and a talented team by your side, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Audible.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will...
  • Design, develop, and test software components and applications for one of the largest creator and provider of audiobooks in the world.
  • Work on an agile engineering team writing maintainable and scalable code for software components and influencing team decisions.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that impacts our customers and inspires your peers.
  • Use technology to solve difficult problems. Define a design, turn it into high quality code, and deliver it on schedule. Proficient in a broad range of data structures and algorithms, knowing when it is (and isn’t) appropriate to use them.
  • Independently clarify technical requirements, assessing development estimates and apply a broad range of design approaches.
  • Review code of other team members and provide constructive direction.
  • Drive continuous improvement of software quality, customer experience, and maintainability of products/features.
  • Mentor and lead developers by cultivating curiosity and deep technical understanding.

About the team
Our Data Platform team owns and develops the technology platform that offers 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 way people work with or consume data internally at Audible, as we continue to grow beyond traditional analytics and analytics workflows, to introduce powerful new ways of working and new software services. By refocusing on customer obsession and relentlessly refining our vision for Data Platform products, you will help ensure that not only are we making sound technology decisions for our data customers, but that we are simplifying and redefining the traditional relationships and dependencies that add unnecessary overhead and hold us all back from a truly agile, data-driven culture. You will work on a broad range of technologies across the AWS data and analytics service portfolio, and leverage modern open-source technologies and industry trends around “analytics engineering” to deliver a powerful, reliable, and flexible platform for our data customers and internal stakeholders.

We believe in a radically different vision for a modern Data Platform that goes beyond traditional analytics and enterprise reporting, and we hope you’ll join us for the journey to build it and make it real!

Basic Qualifications

  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design.
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience.
  • Experience writing clear, maintainable and extensible code.


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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to think creatively and adapt messages to the audience. Can provide information to technical and non-technical stakeholders alike and guide them to confidently informed decisions.
  • 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.

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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