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Hardware Lab Technician (Electrical) | Boston

Department: Hardware

Location: Boston

Req#: 5706

Sonos is looking for a lab technician to work side-by-side with world class engineers in developing some of the highest quality, best sounding, and most advanced audio products on the market. Sonos leads the industry in multi-room wireless streaming audio products and we have many great products in the pipeline! In this role, you will provide hands-on technical support, solve technical problems, run a variety of tests, and help maintain the lab equipment and supplies, all the while continuing to advance your knowledge and skills in the lab. 
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
  • Assist engineers and other customers by performing various kinds of electrical and mechanical work.
  • Assist engineers and other internal customers by performing various test plans and procedures to verify electrical and mechanical product integrity and durability.
  • Oversee and maintain lab equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Continue to improve skills and knowledge by doing on the job training with senior team members, or occasionally by taking online or outside training courses.
Skills You’ll Need
Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience in hardware design, support, or production environment, or at least a 2 year degree in a relevant field.
  • Ability to do hands on electrical engineering work (e.g. rework, soldering (0201 and larger), assembly, and disassembly).
  • Basic knowledge of electrical concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power, etc. and basic troubleshooting and debugging skills.
  • Basic familiarity with test equipment such as multimeters (DMM’s), oscilloscopes, power supplies, etc.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and circuit board layout files.

Preferred Skills

  • 5+ years as an Electronic or Engineering Lab Technician and Associate Degree in EE.
  • IPC soldering certification (current or expired).
  • Ability to read and interpret PCBA board (.brd) files.
  • Solid understanding of electrical circuits.
  • Ability to read a typical Electrical Engineering test plan and execute it (e.g. signal integrity testing) and independently evaluate pass/fail criteria.
  • Familiarity with Linux, and scripting languages for automated testing, such as Perl and Python.
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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