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Build Engineer

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Seattle

Req#: 5429

At Sonos, we're passionate about creating the finest sound experiences in the world. One of the keys to great experiences is great software. Great software is as important at Sonos as our award winning hardware. Great software takes hard work, solid processes, and good tools. It takes many iterations of experimentation, feedback, and adjustment. This critical iterative loop requires software pipelines that quickly deliver our latest ideas, captured in high-quality code, to our testers, partners, and customers. The Sonos Release Team is focused on this mission. On building and maintaining the software delivery pipelines that keep our customer experiences ahead of the curve. 


As a Build Engineer on the Software Release Team, you'll work with the team to create and maintain the continuous integration and software delivery pipeline for Sonos. You’ll get to design, develop, and improve  source control management systems, continuous integration engines, artifact repositories, and workflow automation. Your goal will be to make it easy and efficient to take code from developer laptop through to releasable artifact. Sonos offers a unique opportunity to build a best-in-class pipeline supporting multiple teams developing in parallel, hundreds of check-ins and builds per day, thousands of artifacts, and multiple releases per sprint. This is a critical role for a build tools and software pipeline aficionado who wants to work in a modern environment creating a great product that people love. If this sounds like you, let’s talk about a role on the Sonos Software Release Team.

About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do

Build engineers on the team work directly with stakeholders to implement solutions that enable them to do their best work. Some of the projects you will work on include:


  • Source control management systems (Perforce and Git)

  • Software build tooling for applications built on Mac, Windows, and Linux

  • CI servers (Jenkins)

  • Enterprise repository management systems (Artifactory)

  • Workflow management and collaboration tools (Jira, Confluence, Google Suite)

  • Internal scripts used to package and publish software releases

Skills You’ll Need

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Basic data analytics skills

    Experience with containers (Docker) and container orchestration (Kubernetes)

    Experience with cloud based infrastructure as a service tools (AWS or other)

    Experience automating workflows between source control systems (Perforce, Git, or other), CI systems (Jenkins or other), and Agile project management tools (Jira or other)

    Experience creating or maintaining software build scripts (make, maven, gradle, or other)

    Strong programming experience with Python

    Strong Shell script experience (bash)

    Previous experience in a build and release engineering or related role

    Computer science degree or equivalent work experience

    More About Sonos

    Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

    Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

    Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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