Favorite project at Audible
My favorite project really was relaunching Audible on the Amazon.com website. We took a website that was up and running, actively taking orders from thousands of customers, we rewrote it, in a new software platform. It was the Amazon platform, we integrated Amazon’s ordering system with these huge databases that we wrote literally like 40 some services for. We rewrote every page on the website using entirely new software that we had never used before, basically we’re running Amazon JSP system, we’re fully integrated with Amazon.
What should others know about working here?
In test roles with other companies, you end up doing a lot of manual verification and the tools available to you aren’t always very sophisticated so you’ll end up writing very simple automation. At audible, we lean a lot on our test automation and we launch a lot of software right to our production web servers. Our developers and our tech leadership really lean on the QA team to be able to come up with good solutions, good test automation that tells us whether or not we can quickly launch software or not. We build frameworks that will verify our websites and backend services to help us launch good software quickly. We really lean on the ability to do a build, run some verification on it that’s fairly thorough and extensive and quickly tell whether this is a launch candidate or not. This is a very, very technical job to be able to go in, write a lot of code, use a lot of services and some very neat software to be able to help the rest of the tech community quickly execute ideas.
Video of Wendy
Wendy talks about why she chose Audible