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Amazon Lead Software Development Engineer, Player Team in Seattle, Washington


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. 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 Player team is responsible for building an audio listening platform that will improve how millions of Audible members hear and interact with our content. We own the end-to-end audio listening experience which includes player clients for web, iOS & Android, content security & digital rights management, content delivery infrastructure, and processing / synchronization of listening data across devices at a massive scale. Audible customers spend most of their time with Audible in Player components of Audible apps across FireOS, Android, iOS, and Web.


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...

  • Independently lead complex technical initiatives within your team

  • Mentor and lead developers by cultivating curiosity and deep technical understanding

  • Explore technical needs and bring solutions to the table

  • Set the technical strategy for your team


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

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in developing technical strategy, and architecting web and APIs

  • Prior experience in full stack development and RESTful service architecture

  • 5+ years experience of software development and deployment of distributed multi-tier applications

  • Experience with React, HTTP/2, serverless, containers, microservices, CI/CD, and cross-platform development

  • Prior use of AWS technologies at scale in a production environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven success in mentoring tech leads and engineers

  • History of delivering customer-driven software products at a high scale in a fast paced, technology first, rapid-growth company

  • Prior success as a strategic influencer on the direction of product design and development

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across teams & multiple division stakeholders

  • Experience with machine learning and related engineering skill sets

  • Full stack proficiency (e.g., Java, NoSQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, node.js)

  • Experience taking a lead role delivering complex software systems to internal or external customers

  • Competency at delegating work in parallel to accelerate delivery

  • 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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $151,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $261,500/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.