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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

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If you are a sharp, experienced software engineer with a creative edge, strong problem-solving skills, a solid software development foundation and desire and tenacity to be part of Audible’s next generation technology, we want to talk with you. Joining our team provides the unique challenge and opportunity to deliver software that benefits many customers around the world.
The position requires a strong engineer with experience in architecting, developing and supporting distributed/scalable systems and high-volume transaction applications and services with hands-on coding experience in modern object oriented language. The ideal candidate should exhibit strong leadership qualities including excellent judgment and high standards. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to dive deep and remain in touch with business details, drive innovation in the teams, invoke passion in others, think big, and deliver results.

  • Architect, develop, build and operate scalable software systems and services for e-commerce applications.
  • Build and deliver high availability/high reliability software on time.
  • Build and deliver secure, scalable, and low-latency services.
  • Coordinate with other product teams, business stakeholders and Senior Tech Leadership for integration into Audible products.
  • Lead significant technical initiatives involving cross-functional teams.
  • Work effectively with other groups within Amazon to deliver Audible services.

Basic Qualifications

  • Computer Science or equivalent significant experience (8+ years) with commercial software engineering experience, preferable in e-commerce, mobile or digital content platforms.
  • Extensive experience programming in modern object oriented languages, good current knowledge of Unix/Linux environments, mastering SOA principles with solid experience in code optimization and high performance computing.
  • Extensive experience in building large-scale high performance web based solutions.
  • Strong problem solving skills, adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership.
  • Solid coding practices including good design documentation, unit testing, peer code-reviews, and a preference for agile methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify real-world user problems and build technology solutions to solve them.
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.
  • Builds software solutions where the problem is not well defined. Capable of understanding the interaction between the components in a distributed system in order to ensure they are functioning properly.
  • Knowledge of modern best practices for professional software development including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Extensive experience programming in modern object oriented languages, good current knowledge of Unix/Linux environments, mastering SOA principles with solid experience in code optimization and high performance computing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with high volume service oriented architectures (SOA)
  • Understanding of web services technologies such as SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, XSD, and REST
  • Familiarity with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate.
  • Experience with web technology such as HTML5, AJAX, JavaScript
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science

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, 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