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Lead Compliance Engineer (Santa Barbara)

Department: Hardware

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 3115

Sonos is a global, cutting edge, wireless music Product Company and we are growing fast!  We are creating the best sounding, easiest to use, most FUN and versatile audio system in the world and are looking to add the brightest and best talent to our world-class team.
The Sonos Compliance Engineering team is tasked with evaluating the Compliance of the best audio designs in the industry - Sonos products!  The team is responsible for new product designs and ongoing Compliance of products in mass production. The technical challenges include: Product Safety, RF (FCC and ETSI), EMC and EMI to International standards. The scope of the team also involves the applicable Environmental product regulations such at Energy Efficiency, RoHS, REACH and WEEE. 

SONOS is a company with a growing revenue stream and is a leader in our market.  Our Product Development and Compliance engineers work together on the latest wireless home audio systems.

Because we are growing, our engineering efforts are properly funded putting us in a great position to excel at what we do.

We are passionate about our work and this results in excellent products. 

About You

Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.

Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

If this sounds like you, read on and let’s connect soon.

What You’ll Do
The Compliance Engineer is responsible for making sure that all Sonos products meet the applicable worldwide Safety, RF and EMC standards. 
The right candidate will have experience performing Safety, intentional emissions (RF), EMC and EMI testing, personally and through third parties with a strong ability to troubleshoot test failures. If you love music, solving challenging technical problems and developing award winning products, we would like to talk to you!
Skills You’ll Need
• Ownership of worldwide regulatory Compliance certifications for SONOS products 
• Set out strategies for optimizing Compliance design & testing in a fast moving product development environment.
• Keep track of ongoing changes for worldwide Safety, RF. EMC, EMI and Environmental Compliance matters.
• Involvement in “Design for Compliance” throughout the product design lifecycle.
• Testing of prototype products and troubleshooting Safety, RF, EMC, and EMI issues. 
• Work independently to perform pre-compliance testing. 
• Work with cross functional engineering and design teams to create excellent products.
• Work with third parties to coordinate compliance testing. 
• Achieve approvals and archive certification documentation. 
• Analyze data and prepare reports. 


• 10-15 years as a Lead Compliance Engineer.
• Ability to guide product design (e.g. PCB layout) to avoid Safety, RF, EMC or EMI issues. 
• Ability to perform electrical measurements, RF, EMC and EMI testing. 
• Ability to debug Safety, RF, EMC and EMI issues. 
• Experience with RF (preferably 802.11 Wi-Fi) products. 
• Experience with consumer products. 
• Willingness to travel within the US and internationally. 
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills. 
• Experience with Asian Contract Manufacturers. 
• Experience working with third parties to accomplish outsourced work. 

How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a strong match, we'll reach out!
More About Our Band

In 2002, we set out to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our mission–to fill every home with amazing sounding music. Yes, it was an ambitious goal. Challenging, too. And that hasn’t changed.

Since those early days, we’ve remained tirelessly focused on finding innovative ways to make listening out loud, with friends and loved ones, the truly transformative experience it should be. We’ve seen our vision capture the imaginations of music lovers in more than 60 countries, as we’ve continued to introduce products, software, and technologies that help people share the songs they love, discover new music they never knew existed, and experience richer, more musical lives.

At Sonos, we are building a team with extraordinary talent to help us fill every home with music. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.