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Director, Software Development

Company: Audible
Location: Passaic
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 ROLEThis opportunity is for a Software Development Manager for Audible s Player Apps team. We are embarking on a mission to reshape the fundamental experiences, delight our customers, and reshape how development is done across all surfaces and devices within Audible. It's our responsibility to push Audible into new places; wherever our customers are listening. Achieving this vision means expanding and strengthening Continuous Deployment across surfaces; new technologies like CarPlay, Watch, HomeKit, Common Encryption Standard media, and adaptive live streaming; as well as driving a strong engineering culture with processes like Chaos Engineering and A/B Testing.ABOUT THE TEAMAudible customers spend most of their time with Audible in either the Library or Player components of our application across FireOS, Android, iOS, and Web. Player Experience team is responsible for building an audio listening platform that will improve how millions of Audible members hear and interact with spoken word content. We are on a journey to build an audio listening platform designed and optimized for the spoken word over other forms of audio entertainment so that comprehension and emotional impact is maximized for the listener. We own the end-to-end audio listening experience which includes player clients for web, iOS & Android, content security & digital rights management, content delivery infrastructure, and processing / synchronization of listening data across devices at a massive scale.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 a Manager of Software Development, you will...

  • Owning and leading 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
      • 5+ years of experience within software engineering.
      • 3+ years of experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams.
      • 2+ years of experience in Mobile Application Development environment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
        • Results oriented and with a strong customer focus.
        • 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.
        • Highly autonomous. Delivers with little guidance.
        • Strong mentor of peers and subordinates.
        • Strong understanding of current Mobile Ecosystem (Android & iOS API s, Android Auto, Car Play, Swift, Kotlin, Apple App Store, Google PlayStore, etc.).ABOUT 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, Passaic , Director, Software Development, IT / Software / Systems , Passaic, New Jersey

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