Software Development Engineer

Description

Audible, Inc. is a digital media company that provides daily spoken word entertainment service to millions of listeners around the world. Audible offers the world's largest catalogue of audiobooks and is quickly becoming the premier destination for news, comedy, original shows, and more. Join us in helping to bring inspiration and entertainment to our growing base of global listeners.

You are talented, adaptable, and flexible. We're looking for creative, open-minded Android software development engineers to help build technologies that continuously improve the Audible listening experience. While focusing on Android development, you'll build and scale mobile software, and coordinate cross-functionally by integrating new features, maintaining high performance, and creating intuitive interfaces.

Audible is rapidly growing our scope across engineering and tech, acquisitions, content creation, global access, recording, and streaming capabilities. Together, we'll continue to expand the listening experience and create life-changing technologies on behalf of customers. Our recent innovations include short form Channels (currently in Beta), audio/e-reader synchronization using Whispersync for Voice, and our content production marketplace, ACX. Your role may also involve integration of Audible software with first to market Amazon products like Echo, Alexa, and Kindle Fire.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You'll have ownership over software, which includes extensions across concept, design, execution, and support services with a high standards of operational excellence.
  • From the ground up, you'll build innovations like Channels (currently in Beta) and Whispersync for Voice.
  • You'll partner with product management to collect data, test, and launch software that wows our community and inspires your peers with proven results.
  • You'll explore and self-teach, bringing questions and solutions to the table.
  • You'll stay ahead of tools, trends, technologies and the most standard methodologies both industry-wide and within Amazon, sharing your knowledge in a meaningful way that impacts the group.
  • You'll employ evidence-based techniques and working-backwards vision for positive social impact.

Basic Qualifications

  • Professional experience with mobile development in Android
  • Strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Experience designing for performance, scalability, and availability
  • Strong problem solving skills—adaptable, enthusiastic and willing to take ownership
  • Great communication skills—ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience
  • A Computer Science degree, related credits, or equivalent training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one app you worked on in the Google Play Store or Amazon App Store
  • Understanding of web services patterns such as REST and other client/server interaction models
  • Experience working with high volume scalable service oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Personalization, distributed systems, Amazon Web Services
  • Digital-media delivery, HTTP Adaptive Streaming, HLS, HDS, Smooth Streaming, MPEG, AAC, & MP3 processing
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with modern distributed version control systems such as Git

BENEFITS

We have a comprehensive benefits package. Here are some of the fun and meaningful perks we offer:

  • Daily catered lunch, Monday breakfast and juice bar, snacks and Friday happy hours
  • Free onsite gym and 25% fitness reimbursement
  • Seasonal sports clubs - basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, softball and more
  • Company sponsored events
  • Transit reimbursement, paid parking and shuttle service
  • Tuition assistance
  • Annual Amazon discount
  • Meaningful community involvement opportunities including mentoring interns, literacy tutoring and Audible Scholars, along with collaboration on start-up projects incubating in Newark Venture Partners

Audible, Inc. is the world's largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We're an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 350,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.

Audible is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minority/ Female/ Disability/ Vet


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