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Amazon Software Development Engineer, Creator Marketplace in Culver City, California

Description

At Audible, we believe stories have the power to transform lives. It’s why we work with some of the world’s leading creators to produce and share audio storytelling with our millions of global listeners. We are dreamers and inventors who come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to empower and inspire each other. Imagine your future with us.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

As a Software Development Engineer, it’s up to you to define, design and refine the tech that keeps us one step ahead of listeners. Anticipate. Innovate. Bring challenging ideas and we’ll support you with the latest tech, tools and systems that you need to succeed. You’ll be essential in ensuring your team can reach their potential; working closely with them, reviewing their work, mentoring, and supporting them to develop. Together, you’ll build and maintain our product to bring thousands of stories to millions of listeners and unleash the power of the human voice.

ABOUT THE TEAM

You will join an LA-based tech team in Audible's growing Creator Marketplace domain! Our customers are talented storytellers, voice actors, producers and other creators. We build innovative tools for Content Creators that are valuable, easy to use and most importantly ensure their success with customers, allowing them to focus on what they do best, while we help to bring their art to millions of customers. By focusing on our creators, we also create value for Audible’s global consumers - helping them to discover new content, talent and stories they love to share. True to Audible’s People Principles, we are committed to the success of our people and supporting the communities in which we work. Our leadership team is dedicated to mentoring and coaching to help each individual identify their career goals, flourish, and achieve their potential. Our environment encourages everyone to participate. Our diverse team depends on differing backgrounds and perspectives to foster robust conversations that lead us to the right solutions for our customers.

ABOUT YOU

You 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 one of 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

  • Continuously learn technology trends, tools, and approaches, including sharing this knowledge with your team

ABOUT AUDIBLE

Audible is the leading producer and provider of audio storytelling. We spark listeners’ imaginations, offering immersive, cinematic experiences full of inspiration and insight to enrich our customers daily lives. Our Hub+Home hybrid workplace model gives employees the flexibility between gathering in a common office space (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). For more information, please visit adbl.co/hybrid.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

  • Experience writing clear, maintainable and extensible code

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate highly complex and ambiguous situations

  • Experience building and delivering software systems to internal or external customers

  • Knowledge of AWS or similar cloud-based infrastructure and/or developer tools

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, enabling effective messaging with both technical and non-technical audiences

  • A high-quality bar: documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration & deployment

  • Enthusiasm for instilling this attitude in others

  • Adaptable, enterprising, and willing to take ownership

  • Ability to make improvements to the team’s development and testing processes

  • Ability to establish good working relationships with peers

  • Ability to recognize discordant views and take part in constructive dialogue to resolve them

  • Ability to mentor teammates on team software, team culture, and customer obsession

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon 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.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $129,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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