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Software Development Manager



Woodland Park, New Jersey, US.



Management Occupations

Published on 2022-03-19 21:05

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.

This opportunity is for a Manager of Software Development who will manage and grow one or more engineering teams for Audible’s iOS group. We are embarking on a mission to reshape the fundamental experiences and delight our global customers and drive a strong engineering culture. It's our responsibility to push Audible into new places; wherever our customers are listening. Achieving this vision means expanding and strengthening our development process, how we work and leveraging new technologies to deliver services and web applications. We need your help to develop and deliver on this global vision. Success means we lay the foundation for continued expansion of our company without disrupting an already tremendously successful and much loved project.

The iOS team is divided into 5 scrums teams. We’re responsible for delivering on user experience, content consumption, purchasing and all other aspects of the Audible experience. We work on the latest technologies, have great cross-team collaboration and energy. There are alot of opportunities to learn from senior engineers, and other opportunities to mentor and elevate junior engineers.

This opportunity is for a Senior Software Development Manager for Audible’s Core 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 innovation and independent thought 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.

As Software Development Manager, 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).
· 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.
· 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.
· Actively mentor more junior members of the team, improving their skills, their knowledge of our systems, and their ability to get things one.


· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.
· 9+ years of experience within software engineering and 2+ years of experience in Mobile Application Development environment.
· 4+ years of experience managing agile software projects as a manager of software development.
· Prior experience in building enterprise scale Mobile Applications.
· Prior experience in working with an Agile Tool enabled team (CI/CD/Automated Tests etc).
· Understanding of current Mobile Ecosystem (CarPlay, Watch, HomeKit, SiriKit etc).


· Able to thrive in an ambiguous environment.
· Detailed oriented and communication focused to ensure that project success is paramount.
· Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
· Ability to disagree, yet align, when dealing with different stakeholders.
· Results oriented and with a strong customer focus.

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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