Software Development Engineer I

US, NY, Virtual Location - New York

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Posted 1 month ago

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, you will be part of a full-stack team that includes other iOS, Android, Web, and API developers. Our core goal is to make cross device development faster and higher quality. You will be a key part of the team for API development.

If you are excited to own and solve problems, work with a creative dynamic team, fail fast in a supportive environment while growing your career and working on high volume (2000+ transactions per second) services that support millions of customers worldwide, we want to hear from you.

We're a part of Amazon: they are our parent company and it's a great partnership. You'll get to play with Amazon's technologies, but it doesn't stop there. Audible is built on a strong foundation of Amazon technology and you'll have insight into the inner workings of the world's leading ecommerce experience. There's a LOT to learn! Your career will benefit from working with teams like Alexa, Search, Kindle, A9, P13N and many more.

· Describe and implement REST APIs, ensuring their performance and scalability for our millions of customers.
· Plan, populate, and maintain distributed data stores for high throughput and correctness.
· Partner with other engineers to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that invigorates our community and inspires our peers.
· Solve problems and have a large degree of ownership for the delivery of your code and design.
· Support the platform and ensure continual uptime.

Basic Qualifications

· Proficiency in Java or related object-oriented language.
· Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.
· At least 1 to 5 years of professional software development experience.

Preferred Qualifications

· Expertise with digital-media delivery and packaging such as MPEG-DASH, HLS, HDS, Smooth Streaming, MPEG.
· Familiarity with digital audio encoding, particularly AAC and MP3.
· Experience with progressive rendering, responsive design, and modern browser techniques using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.
· Aptitude for dependency injection frameworks and associated techniques using technologies like Spring or Guice.
· Competency in automation, enthusiasm for continuous integration/deployment or Chaos Engineering.
· Knowledge of distributed systems: how they’re built, maintained, and perform.
· Recent experience with REST API development, microservices, event-driven architecture, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
· Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations.
· Adaptable, enterprising, and willing to take ownership.
· A high-quality bar: just-enough documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration & deployment.
· A preference for Agile development methodologies.
· Great communication skills - ability to think creatively and adapt the message to the audience.

At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading producer and provider of audio storytelling and spoken-word entertainment, 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

Job tags: Android API APIs AWS Distributed systems Full-stack iOS Java JavaScript Object-oriented REST API Unit testing
Job region(s): North America
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