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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

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Audible, Inc.
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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.

About the Role:
We are the team that creates and powers Audible’s website applications for our global listeners. We are the home for tech talent that wants to grow Audible’s market leading Premium Business and build the sites across desktop and mobile devices. The team is comprised of developers who work in an agile environment and partner closely with Audible and Amazon tech teams, Product, UX and QA teams. Audible Web Surface group is responsible for the entire customer experience and journey on and The experience includes creating great experiences across login, home page, shopping, purchase, fulfillment, returns, library, account management, membership management, merchandising, promotions and gifting.

Our sites are built on a world-class e-commerce platform developed in-house at Amazon with custom libraries for Audible. The technology is similar to Spring MVC and RESTful services using state of the art build and deployment tools, automated deployment pipelines and seamless integration with apps on a variety of devices (Kindle, iOS, Android and Windows). We use amazing tools for measuring and tuning site performance (load and latency) and A/B experimentations to give the customers an experience they love.

Software Development Engineers must demonstrate a bias for action, customer obsession and be focused on delivering results. We follow Agile development process and release features every sprint. In addition to the regular feature releases, this group also refreshes the bits on our production fleet (optimization of released features, security etc.) every week (at least).

The group also invests on optimizing the code and our architecture. We aim to unify our Web technology stacks and steer the technology towards a mobile-first vision. We are also aiming to increase the personalization on our website by leveraging Amazon machine learning algorithms.
Engineers are provided an opportunity to work closely with the business to build technology that will have the highest impact on customers. Engineers will have short and continuous feedback loops and iterate quickly based on that feedback.

If you are excited to build software that has a material impact on our customer base and the Audible business as a whole please apply.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
• Great Java development skills building large scale web applications.
• Knowledge of Spring MVC, SOA and automated testing.
• Full stack experience (Java, NoSQL, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, node.js), RWD
• Broad webdomain expertise (SEO, web performance, i18n, security, AB testing, etc.)
• Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience (5+ years)
• 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.
• Strong problem solving skills; adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership.
• A high-quality bar; just-enough documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration & deployment and a preference for agile methods.
• Great communication skills - ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience.

Preferred Qualifications

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