Lead Validation Engineer - Bluetooth
Location: Boston, Seattle
Sonos is on a mission to inspire the world to listen better. We’ve designed a seamless home music experience. Now we strive to empower listeners, everywhere. We focus on building easy to use systems but keeping things simple and bug free is not without challenges. The problems are complex, and the solutions must be elegant.
Sonos needs high-energy, innovative engineers to help fuel our rocketing success. We are setting new standards for the audio industry and reshaping the way consumers engage with music. As a Lead Validation Engineer in the Bluetooth Systems team you will work in a small, fast moving environment to lead and support Bluetooth stack bring-up testing that includes abstraction layer that user-space applications interact with. Prospective candidates will be hands on leader who will lead team to design and develop test automation to run on target and/or off target devices. This will require collaboration with your partners in Development and Quality to help define and execute the test strategies in order to deliver high quality products. In addition, you will work with teams of industry-leading innovators across acoustics, mechanical engineering, software engineering, hardware engineering, and user experience. If you love music, solving challenging problems and delivering high-quality products, we want to talk with 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.
- Lead all planning and execution of validation efforts required for Bluetooth stack bring-up on various devices
- Create automated tests and processes to help testing Bluetooth enabled speakers
- Hands-on testing and debugging using tracing tools and BT analyzers (like BPA-600 etc) to help debug issues
- Support Bluetooth SIG qualification testing (Classic and LE)
- Investigate, log, track, and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization.
Experience in board bring up testing of embedded systems that support Bluetooth
Strong understanding of Bluetooth standards with focus on profiles like A2DP, HFP, AVRCP, GATT, connection management etc.
Experience in testing Bluetooth device bring up and Bluetooth SIG qualification process
Experience in programming with of one or more of the following languages – C/C++, Python
Strong knowledge of Linux in both kernel space and user space.
Hands on experience with GDB or any other debugging mechanisms for white box testing
Experience in reading schematics and being able to develop automated tests using external hardware
Experience in Bluetooth performance testing is a plus
Experience in BlueZ, oFono, and/or PulseAudio is a plus
Leadership experience is a plus
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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