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Engineering Manager - Data/IoT

Department: Platforms and Infrastructure

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 5359

At Sonos, we are passionate about bringing music into every home.  To fulfill this mission, we have developed an unquenchable thirst for data.  We use data to understand how our products are performing, which features need to be improved, design future products, optimize our supply chain and sales channel performance, and learn how our customers experience music in their homes. 

The Data Platform and Processes team works closely with teams from across Sonos to collect and process the massive amounts of IOT data generated by the millions of speakers across the world. This collaboration ensures the Data Platform and Processes team provides scalable insights that are used to analyze performance and shape features as well as to understand how well products perform in the field, which features customers use the most and how best to support their overall experiences. 

The Data Platform and Processes is looking for a manager who will drive the execution of our big-data platform, introduce new technologies to ensure cost-effective scalability, lead a team of dedicated developers and continue to build cross-functional collaborations.
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, manage, and deploy large-scale distributed systems that collect and process streams of information from millions of endpoints all around the world. 
  • Use tools such as Apache Spark, Apache NiFi, and a combination of AWS services including Kinesis, Lambda, EC2, and S3 to build insightful analytics that span business and product data for the whole company.
  • Build and scale our data pipelines and processes using Java and Python
  • Manage a team of highly motivated data engineers and software developers who are building cutting edge code to handle terabytes of data every day.

Skills You’ll Need
  • 7+ years experience designing and building scalable data applications with a focus on high volume and low latency
  • 4+ years experience leading development teams
  • Experience with Big Data technologies (Spark, Kinesis, NiFi, Kafka, Hive, Hadoop)
  • Experience with the AWS platform (EC2, S3, RDS, DynamoDB, Lambda) 

  • Experience with Snowflake  

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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