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Director, Software Development

Company: Audible
Location: Mountainside
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

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 Director of Software Development who will manage and grow one or more engineering teams for Audible's Content and Royalty Systems group. We are embarking on a mission to reshape our systems and delight our customers and drive a strong engineering culture. It's our responsibility to push highest quality of Audio/Metadata for our Audible customers; 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 applications. We need your help to develop and deliver on this global vision.

Our team is responsible for building core platforms that enables audio production team across globe to process audio, and all the workflow orchestration. We are responsible for building scalable systems that enable audio asset management from ingestion to publishing. We are the team which owns AudioAssets@Audible and make it available to millions of Audible members to hear and interact with spoken word content. These systems are built using cutting edge technologies from AWS like S3, Lambda, SWF, Rekognition and Step Functions.

As a Manager of Software Development, you will...

  • Own and lead full life cycle delivery of cross functional projects spanning teams across Audible and Amazon.
  • Drive development and operational excellence of our flagship solutions.
  • Coach and mentor our high-performing engineers to help them grow their skills, enhance their knowledge of our systems and their ability to get things done.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that wows our community and inspires our peers.
  • Constantly strive to raise the bar on delivery performance and quality in a fast agile environment.
  • Lead 1-2 Scrum teams.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
    • 7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teams
    • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
    • 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
    • 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

      • Experience leading full stack development web teams.
      • 5+ years experience of software development and deployment of distributed multi-tier applications.
      • 3+ years experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
        • Demonstrated expertise in a variety of web and SOA distributed technologies and platforms such as Java/J2EE.
        • Demonstrated experience implementing solutions leveraging AWS capabilities.
        • Past experience leveraging machine learning models to deliver insights and enrich customer experiences is highly preferred.
        • Action-oriented strategic thinker.
        • Be able to thrive in an ambiguous environment - where change is the only constant.
        • Detailed oriented to ensure that project success is paramount.
        • Strong verbal and communication skills.
        • Strong analytical skills and an out of the box thinker.
        • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work in a very fast paced environment.
        • Track record of defining and delivering cross functional solutions that are innovative and extensible.
        • Be able to disagree, yet align, when dealing with different stakeholders.
        • Results oriented and with a strong customer focus.
        • Highly autonomous. Delivers with little guidance.
        • Strong mentor of peers and subordinates.
          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

Keywords: Audible, New York , Director, Software Development, Executive , Mountainside, New York

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