Director, Software Development, Player Team

Job 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.

This opportunity is for a Director, Software Development who will manage and grow one or more engineering teams under Audible’s Playback team which owns the core playback logic end-to-end. All our services, systems and players are invoked each time customers click play (or download a title) to enjoy the best playback experience. Specifically, Playback org owns 1) Core playback logic on players such as Android, iOS and Web, 2) Playback services related to content delivery infrastructure, security & digital rights management, and 3) Playback metrics, insights and platform, obsessing over the core playback metrics and trends that represent the health of Audible Playback and delivery. Achieving this vision means continuously innovating, enhancing the tools and strengthening our development process, how we work and leveraging new technologies to deliver services. We need your help to develop and deliver on this global vision.

As a Director, Software Development, you will…
– Manage 1-2 scrums teams in Players and insights space
– Lead cross-functional project delivery across Audible and Amazon teams
– Promote development and operational excellence for our flagship solutions
– Mentor and support high-performing engineers, fostering their growth and expertise
– Collaborate with diverse teams to create innovative software that captivates our community and motivates our colleagues
– Handle all aspects of software development, including operational metrics and support for your team’s software
– Drive continuous improvement of delivery performance and quality in an agile 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

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Newark, NJ, USA | Seattle, WA, USAShow full descriptionCollapse