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Director, Software Development

Department: Software

Location: Seattle

Req#: 5385

At Sonos, we’re passionate about filling people’s lives with great sound, and we are looking for a spirited Director of Software Development to join our leadership team to help us achieve that ambition.

As a leader on the Development team, you will help conceive, build, and deliver a new category of software products that help our customers have unique music and content experiences. You’ll consider growth scenarios and frame new opportunities. You’ll lead a team of engineers to drive product delivery from conception to execution. Transparency and collaboration are embedded in the Sonos work culture, and our next great Development leader needs to have a passion for partnering with product management teams and creative designers to build experiences that delight people in their elegance and create joy in bringing great sound experiences to people’s lives. 
A successful candidate is enthusiastic, able to work effectively in a rapidly changing organization, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies into high quality product experiences that customers love.
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
  • Lead a team of high performing engineers working on high impact projects and releases.
  • Organize, grow, and evolve top talent to meet a rapidly increasing demand for more software products, delivered in parallel. Hire, mentor, and retain top engineering talent.
  • Work with your partners across the organization to strike a delicate balance between the right long-term product strategy, project deliverables, and third-party demands.
  • Manage all the stages of large engineering projects from concept to design through implementation and release.  This includes staffing allocation, project management and documentation.
  • Mentor team members in software development skills and leadership responsibilities. Help guide their professional development and grow their careers.
Skills You’ll Need
  • 10+ years experience in software development, with at least 5 years experience managing engineers of all levels and leading large software projects. 
  • Strong technical background in software design, with a track record of shipping publicly available products or services. 
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies, source control management, and project management tools, such as Jira.
  • Background in mobile and cloud development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with creative and business teams to create elegant technical solutions and compelling experiences across client, service and hardware.
  • Effective leadership with distributed teams.
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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