Software Development Engineer @ Audible - Newark, NJ

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Software Development Engineer

Audible - Newark, NJ

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.

ABOUT THIS ROLE
As a Software Development Engineer, it’s up to you to define, design and refine the tech that keeps us one step ahead of listeners. Anticipate. Innovate. Bring challenging ideas and we’ll support you with the latest tech, tools and systems that you need to succeed. You’ll be essential in ensuring the team can reach their potential; working closely with them, reviewing their work, mentoring, and supporting them to develop. Together, you’ll build and maintain our platform to bring thousands of stories to millions of listeners and unleash the power of the human voice.

ABOUT YOU
You feel pride in every step forward, however big, or small; to you, each challenge represents a well-executed venture to support our listeners. If you’re looking to build on your skills and grow into a leader, this is your next step. We look for people who take responsibility, set their standards high and see every failure as an opportunity to learn. You’re looking for an environment where you can thrive. With opportunities to challenge yourself and a talented team by your side, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Audible.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will...
  • Be part of a full-stack team that includes other iOS, Android, Web, and API developers. Our core goal is to make cross device development faster and higher quality. You will be a key part of the team for API development.
  • Describe and implement REST APIs, ensuring their performance and scalability for our millions of customers.
  • Plan, populate, and maintain distributed data stores for high throughput and correctness.
  • Partner with other engineers to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that invigorates our community and inspires our peers.
  • Solve problems and have a large degree of ownership for the delivery of your code and design.
  • Support the platform and ensure continual uptime.

Basic Qualifications

  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science related fields OR 1+ years equivalent experience in software development
  • Proficiency in Java or related object-oriented language.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations.
  • Adaptable, enterprising, and willing to take ownership.
  • A high-quality bar: just-enough documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration & deployment.
  • A preference for Agile development methodologies.
  • Great communication skills - ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience.
  • Experience with documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration & deployment.
  • A preference for Agile development methodologies.
  • Expertise with digital-media delivery and packaging such as MPEG-DASH, HLS, HDS, Smooth Streaming, MPEG.
  • Familiarity with digital audio encoding, particularly AAC and MP3.
  • Experience with progressive rendering, responsive design, and modern browser techniques using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.
  • Aptitude for dependency injection frameworks and associated techniques using technologies like Spring or Guice.
  • Competency in automation, enthusiasm for continuous integration/deployment or Chaos Engineering.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems: how they’re built, maintained, and perform.
  • Recent experience with REST API development, microservices, event-driven architecture, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

ABOUT AUDIBLE
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 audio storytelling and spoken-word entertainment, 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.

Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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