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Director of Software Development, Creator Marketplace

Company: audible
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: September 22, 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 ROLEAs a Software Development Manager (SDM) you will oversee development efforts and architectural designs, guide project vision, be a product owner for development projects, and hire and develop engineering talent. In this role, you will manage a team to design, develop, test, and deploy massively scalable creator tools and services. You will work closely with product managers, engineering leaders, and leadership across the company to develop a roadmap and feature set to deliver the best possible customer experience.ABOUT THE TEAMThe LA-based tech teams will work adjacent to Audible Studios, where our content teams work with a diverse range of talent to create Audible Original Content.On Audible's newly founded Creator Marketplace team, 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 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 as 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 Director of Software Development, you will...Complete the software development lifecycle: defining, prioritizing, designing, and leading implementation and testing of new features within an Agile environment.Handle all aspects of software development, including all operational metrics and support for your team's software.Define, manage, and improve the software and product development processes by working closely with high-performance engineers.Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team and ensure project plans and delivery commitments are met.Coach and mentor our high-performing architects and engineers to help them grow their skills, enhance their knowledge of our systems and their ability to get things done, while enabling them to be future leaders who are focused on building a high growth and inclusive culture.Architect and develop the innovative technical design and implementation approach with the overall product line goals and objectives in mind.Own your team's operational excellence, including creation of and monitoring of metrics and alarms in a continuous process improvement environment.Be a passionate builder of talent and teams. You will hire, coach, and mentor engineers on the team.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teamsExperience partnering with product OR program management teams3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems3+ years of experience leading architects and full stack development teams that support consumer-facing global web solutions.3+ years of experience developing and deploying distributed, low latency, and high availability solutions.3+ years of experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams.Experience delivering customer-driven software products at a high scale in a fast paced, technology first, rapid-growth company.Prior experience as a software engineer who strategically influenced the direction of the product design and development.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience with large scale, consumer facing, enterprise level applications.Ability to affect positive change, empower people, cultivate product technology visions and innovative solutions.Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present technical information and negotiate tradeoffs with a variety of audiences.Experienced decision maker with the ability to articulate product vision and roadmap.Prior experience as a software engineer, subject matter expert, and strategic influencer on the direction of the product design and development.5+ years of software development experience in object-oriented design, coding and highly scalable, available and low latency web technologies.Experienced with building and architecting on AWS.Demonstrated ability to build, motivate and retain high-performance engineering teams while leading engineering culture change.Prior use of AWS or other enterprise cloud technologies at scale in a production environment.Working experience with java, microservices, CI/CD, and cross-platform development.Experienced pragmatic decision maker and driver with the ability to articulate product vision and roadmap.Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively across teams & multiple division stakeholders.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 to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction record.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.

Keywords: audible, Norwalk , Director of Software Development, Creator Marketplace, IT / Software / Systems , Norwalk, California

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