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Senior Software Engineer



Woodland Park, New Jersey, US.



Computer and Mathematical Occupations

Published on 2022-03-15 20:06

Job summary
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.

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.

From discovery, to subscription, to login, to listen, we take every customer along the Audible journey, optimizing their experience and ensuring it all runs smoothly. We design, build, and maintain the tech that makes it all possible and we’re always striving for what’s next, utilizing the latest advancements to provide the ultimate experience for every listener.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will...
· Design, develop, and test software components and applications for one of the largest creator and provider of audiobooks in the world.
· Work on an agile engineering team writing maintainable and scalable code for software components and influencing team decisions.
· Collaborate with stakeholders to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that impacts our customers and inspires your peers.
· Use technology to solve difficult problems. Define a design, turn it into high quality code, and deliver it on schedule. Proficient in a broad range of data structures and algorithms, knowing when it is (and isn’t) appropriate to use them.
· Independently clarify technical requirements, assessing development estimates and apply a broad range of design approaches.
· Review code of other team members and provide constructive direction.
· Drive continuous improvement of software quality, customer experience, and maintainability of products/features.
· Mentor and lead developers by cultivating curiosity and deep technical understanding.


· 5+ years of professional software development experience including proven experience in Java, Object Oriented Design, Data Structures and Algorithms.
· Experience developing and maintaining high availability distributed software systems.
· BA/BS degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent practical experience.
· Server-side development experience, preferably in Java.


· Great communication skills - ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience.
· A high-quality bar; just-enough documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration & deployment and a preference for agile methods.
· Strong problem-solving skills; adaptable, enterprising and willing to take ownership.
· Full stack software development (Javascript, Java).
· Aptitude for dependency injection frameworks and associated techniques using technologies like Spring or Guice.
· Experience in multiple AWS services.
· Familiarity with DynamoDB and NoSQL.

At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, 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

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