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Director, Mobile Software Development

Director, Mobile Software Development

Job ID 
538444
Location 
US-NJ-Newark
Posted Date 
6/9/2017
Company 
Audible, Inc.
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

This opportunity is for a Software Development Manager for the iOS team. The Audible iOS team’s vision is to enable a frictionless experience allowing Audible customers to listen and engage with the largest Audiobook portfolio. Our goal is to deliver world-class products that scale for millions of daily listener sessions across the entire iOS eco-system including smart phones, Car Play, Smart Watches and living room devices. We are a nimble team with a game-changing mind-set, endless passion and uncompromising user focus. We operate like a start-up, yet have the resources we need to deliver on our goals. Our team is working on building native iOS products, without compromising compatibility with various iOS devices in an agile environment.

If you are ready to become a part of a culture that celebrates “thinking big” and want to use your passion and creativity to improve the daily lives of listeners around the world, we have a place for you on our team – come join us.

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 open issues 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 at least 4+ years of Mobile Application Development experience.
  • 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 stakeholder
  • Results oriented and with a strong customer focus.
  • Prior experience in building enterprise scale Mobile Applications ( iOS/Android)
  • Prior experience in working with an Agile Tool enabled team (CI/CD/Automated Tests etc)
  • Strong understanding of current Mobile Ecosystem (CarPlay, Watch, HomeKit, SiriKit etc)
  • Understanding and experience in TDD.

Preferred Qualifications

BENEFITS
  • We have a comprehensive benefits package but here are some of the fun perks:
  • Free catered lunch daily, breakfast on Mondays, all the snacks you can eat and Happy Hour on a Friday
  • Free onsite gym and 25% fitness reimbursement
  • Ruthless ping-pong tournaments and seasonal sports clubs - volleyball, basketball, soccer, etc.
  • Endless company sponsored events
  • Transit reimbursement, paid parking and shuttle service
  • Tuition assistance
  • Annual Amazon discount
  • Access to Amazon Web Services and much more...
  • 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