Senior Android Engineer

3+ months agoCambridge, MA

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.

The Android Core Group's name says it all: this team owns the central experience for the Audible Android App. Android Software Development Engineers build user interfaces for listeners, expand and improve deployment, test, test and test again... and work with new technologies powered by our parent company, Amazon. We're in it for the long run - invested in the continued success of our much-loved project and we're inspired by each other to continue building its strong foundation.

You're a problem solver and life is your hackathon. A fast-paced environment fuels your creativity - not to mention your team who inspire you. You're always happy to press pause, take off your headphones and connect with a colleague. Through plenty of practice you've mastered how to translate even the most complex ideas in a simple and digestible way. While you've dabbled in a few programming languages, your heart is always with Java. But you're adaptable, enterprising, and ready to take ownership of your next project.

• Own key components within our platform. "Owning" means envisioning, designing, creating, building, and supporting.
• Lead the way - "Lead" means staying up to date with tools, trends, technologies, and frameworks both industry-wide and within Amazon, and sharing that knowledge in a meaningful way with the community.
• Partner with product management to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that invigorates our community and inspires our peers.
• Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.
• Adopt best practices in software engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, and operations.

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
• Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.
• 5+ years of professional software development experience.
• Experience with a variety of modern programming languages (Kotlin, Java, JavaScript) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring, SOA).
• Strong data-oriented skills with knowledge of Algorithms and database design.
• Adaptable, enterprising, and willing to take ownership.
• 2+ years of experience in designing and developing Android Applications using Java, Android SDK, Studio, APIs, or Frameworks; and experience with object oriented.

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
• Well-rounded engineering skills; 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
• Great communication skills - ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience.
• Can provide information to technical and non-technical stakeholders alike and guide them to confidently informed decisions
• Experience working with Agile methodologies

At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, 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.

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Job ID: Audible-1347877