Software Development Engineer II at Audible (Cambridge, MA)
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Location: Cambridge, MA
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-04-28 05:00:28
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.ABOUT THE ROLEThe Android Core Groups name says it all: this team owns the central experience for the Audible Android App. Android Software Development Engineers build user interfaces for listeners, expand and improve deployment, test, test and test again and work with new technologies powered by our parent company, Amazon. Were in it for the long run invested in the continued success of our much-loved project and were inspired by each other to continue building its strong foundation.ABOUT YOUYoure a problem solver and life is your hackathon. A fast-paced environment fuels your creativity not to mention your team who inspire you. Youre always happy to press pause, take off your headphones and connect with a colleague. Through plenty of practice youve mastered how to translate even the most complex ideas in a simple and digestible way. While youve dabbled in a few programming languages, your heart is always with Java. But youre adaptable, enterprising, and ready to take ownership of your next project.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES· Own key components within our platform. "Owning" means envisioning, designing, creating, building, and supporting.· Lead the way - "Lead" means staying up to date with tools, trends, technologies, and frameworks both industry-wide and within Amazon, and sharing that knowledge in a meaningful way with the community.· Partner with product management to imagine, design, develop, test, and launch software that invigorates our community and inspires our peers.· Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.· Adopt best practices in software engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, and operations.Basic Qualifications· 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· Bachelors degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.· Knowledge of algorithms and database design.· 2+ years of experience in designing and developing Android Applications using Java, Android SDK, Studio, APIs, or Frameworks; and experience with object oriented.Preferred Qualifications· 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· Demonstrated engineering proficiency; 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 the message to the audience.· Can provide information to technical and non-technical stakeholders alike and guide them to confidently informed decisions· Experience working with Agile methodologies· Adaptable, enterprising, and willing to take ownership.ABOUT AUDIBLEAt Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, 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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.