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Software Development Engineer, Backend, DataX

Company: Audible
Location: Piscataway
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job summaryGood 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.ABOUT THIS ROLEThe dataX (Data excellence) team at Audible are the stewards at the heart of a complex data ecosystem spanning across Audible and Amazon, providing solutions within our highly scalable data management and processing platforms to enable teams across Audible to access critical insights about our customers and our business, to make our data-driven culture real. Our team is highly collaborative, bringing together both software and data engineering disciplines, so that not only are we subject matter experts in the data itself, but we also deliver service-oriented solutions to transparently empower data capture, data integration, and fundamental data productivity, using a modern tech stack with best-in-breed open-source technologies and AWS data services.ABOUT YOUYou feel pride in every step forward, however big, or small; to you, each challenge represents a well-executed venture to support our listeners. If you re looking to build on your skills and grow into a leader, this is your next step. We look for people who take responsibility, set their standards high and see every failure as an opportunity to learn. You re looking for an environment where you can thrive. With opportunities to challenge yourself and a talented team by your side, you ll find what you re looking for at Audible.As a Software Development Engineer, you will:

  • Design, develop, and test software components and applications for 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.

    • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
    • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
    • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
    • Experience writing clear, maintainable and extensible code. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
      • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations
      • Ability to work independently with little supervision and successfully resolve ambiguity
      • Willingness to learn, be open minded to new ideas and different opinions yet knowing when to stop, analyze, and reach a decision
      • 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
      • Ability to think creatively and adapt messages to the audience. Can provide information to technical and non-technical stakeholders alike and guide them to confidently informed decisions
      • Knowledge of Core Data and database design
      • Prior use of AWS technologies at scale in a production environment
      • Familiarity with big data technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.)
      • Experience working with Agile methodologiesABOUT AUDIBLEAt 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 offers a Hub+Home hybrid workplace model that gives employees flexibility between gathering in a common office space (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). Some teams will work mostly at hub, some mostly at home and others hybrid. For more information, please visit

        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, Trenton , Software Development Engineer, Backend, DataX, IT / Software / Systems , Piscataway, New Jersey

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