Audible
We Unleash The Power of The Spoken Word
Los Angeles, CA

Manager, Software Development, Creator Marketplace (Culver City, CA)

| Culver City
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Job summary
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 THIS ROLE
As 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 TEAM
The 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 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 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 Manager, 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 Qualifications
  • Experience managing, motivating and retaining high-performance engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated experience with design and architecture.
  • 1+ year as a Software Manager, 2+ years of experience as a Software Development Engineer, Technical Program Manager or similar role.
  • Experience partnering and collaborating with product and program management teams.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience 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.

ABOUT AUDIBLE
At 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 adbl.co/hybrid.
Pursuant 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. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
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Where we are

Los Angeles, CA

Technology we use

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What are Audible Perks + Benefits

Audible Benefits Overview

We offer a wide range of exciting benefits for our employees; some vary depending on our locations. Please visit our careers site at www.audiblecareers.com for a more detailed benefits information.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
[email protected] (our Black Employee Network), AudiblePRIDE, [email protected], [email protected], Women In [email protected], and [email protected]
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Audible

What are some social events your company does?

Volunteering regularly is organic. It’s gratifying to help create opportunities for others and to know I share that common interest with the people I work with every day. I say it all the time, but it’s why I really love working here. Audible fosters and encourages contributing meaning beyond my day-to-day work. It’s in our company’s DNA.

Eliot

Senior Director, Tech Program Management

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re able to harness market-leading tools and datasets while benefiting from the employee experience made possible by Audible’s distinctive culture. To be able to employ cutting-edge machine learning technology with a mission is really unique. It’s a playground for us! Every day is a pretty unique opportunity; it doesn't happen everywhere.

Jiun

Director, Data Science

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

There is constant learning. Even with being here for 15 years, I’ve never felt bored, even for a single day. Every day I’m learning something new that keeps me going. I’ve been on the iOS team, Android team, the services side and now I’m leading the content publishing team. So, it’s end to end and always an opportunity to learn and grow.

Sailaja

Senior Director, Software Development

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

A collaborative culture like ours fosters productive conversations that enable our team to deliver new ideas faster. We go into meetings and have healthy debates with diverse, and sometimes strong, opinions. But we always think about what's right for the customer. Experimentation is critical. We have to move, fail, and innovate fast.

Sureshmi

VP, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

I’ve seen a lot of my colleagues shift from different roles within QA. Audible provides incredible opportunities for engineers to grow their skills, from soft skills through training to grow professionally. A lot of opportunities exist, and our mentorship program has really facilitated that.

Dillon

Sr Quality Assurance Engineer II

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