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Director, Software Development

Director, Software Development

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Audible, Inc.
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Software Development
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Job Description

  • You will play a leading role in managing the delivery of large cross functional projects spanning teams and divisions in Audible and outside of Audible (Amazon teams).
  • You will collaborate to define core business objectives in order to deliver the best product, program or project with the most efficient use of company resources.
  • Work with cross functional teams – technology, business and operations to manage multiple projects that have conflicting needs / priorities, from concept to launch.
  • You will collaborate to define the technical architecture of solutions for mobile devices.
  • Work with technical astuteness, be detailed oriented and proactive in seeking opens in the projects and drive subsequent closure.
  • Communicate project risks, progress, launches and retrospectives across all stakeholders and teams – consistently and transparently.
  • Strive constantly to improve and establish a new bar in performance (using objective metrics) in project execution.
  • You actively mentor more junior members of the team, improving their skills, their knowledge of our systems, and their ability to get things done.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 9+ years experience of software development and deployment of distributed multi-tier applications.
  • 4+ years experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams.
  • Be able to thrive in an ambiguous environment - where change is the only constant.
  • Detailed oriented to ensure that project success is paramount.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and an out of the box thinker.
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work in a very fast paced environment
  • Be able to disagree, yet align, when dealing with different stakeholders.
  • Results oriented and with a strong customer focus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in building service oriented (SOA) distributed systems
  • Prior experience in building web based systems using Java/J2EE, Apache Tomcat.
  • Experience building mobile device software and/or applications is highly preferred.
  • Adept at usage of various tools such as Microsoft Project

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