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Sr Manager, Software Development

Sr Manager, Software Development

Job ID 
517109
Location 
US-NJ-Newark
Posted Date 
3/27/2017
Company 
Audible, Inc.
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

About Audible:
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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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

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.
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

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