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Lead Software Development Engineer, Security Engineering



Software Engineering
ventnor city, nj, usa
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024


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.

As a Lead 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. In this role, you will lead a team to design, develop, test, and deploy capabilities that secure our products, fight fraud, ensure privacy compliance and help other developers and security professionals to do the same. You’ll drive the team forward, guiding them over every obstacle and leading the way to develop exciting, original and effective solutions. Leading the way, you’ll bring our team together to build and maintain our platform to bring thousands of stories to millions of listeners and unleash the power of the human voice.

The team is located across Audible’s Newark hub. We champion security by design and adopt, integrate and build the tools and capabilities which shift security left across the development team — making it easy for developers to do things right and hard for them to do them wrong. We deliver capabilities which improve the effectiveness and efficiency of those at Audible who provide cyber defense and fight fraud. We support the continuous enhancement of capabilities which secure the Audible product. We express our Customer Obsession by keeping the Audible experience a safe and trustworthy place for creators to share stories with listeners who love them.

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.

You’re in your element when you’re being challenged, and you’re always eager to share your ideas, take on responsibility and keep developing at an exciting pace. We look for people who show initiative, set their standards high and see every failure as an opportunity to learn. You’re looking for an environment where you can thrive and help your team reach their potential. With opportunities to challenge yourself and lead a talented team to success, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Audible.

As a Lead Software Development Engineer, you will...
- Gather and analyze business and functional requirements, and translate business requirements into technical design specifications
- Write high-quality, efficient, testable code and recommend improvements in development, maintenance, and system standards, and contribute to software documentation
- Independently lead complex technical initiatives within your team
- Help drive the architecture and technology choices that enable an elegant and practical code
- Mentor and lead developers by cultivating curiosity and deep technical understanding
- Have a strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment

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.


- 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience
- 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- Experience delivering customer-driven software products at a high scale in a fast paced, technology first, rapid-growth company
- Experience in developing technical strategy, and architecting web and APIs
- Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team


- 5+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
- Experience with large scale, consumer facing, enterprise level applications
- Experience in building secure software solutions and delivering capabilities to help others do the same
- Experienced with building and architecting on AWS
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across teams & multiple division stakeholders
- Working experience with java, microservices, CI/CD, and cross-platform development
- Competency at delegating work in parallel to accelerate delivery
- Experience taking a lead role delivering complex software systems to internal or external customers
- Enthusiasm for promoting high-quality standard in others across: documentation, unit testing, code reviews, test automation, continuous integration and deployment

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.