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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
547985
Location 
US-NJ-Newark
Posted Date 
6/15/2017

Job Description

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

  • 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

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
  • 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