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Manufacturing Testing Engineer - Acoustic

Department: Product Operations

Location: Shanghai

Req#: 4894

Be part of a revolution! Sonos is redefining the listening experience for music.  The Audio Systems Engineering team at Sonos is developing designs that define the sonic performance characteristics of Sonos products.  We are seeking individuals that have an eye and an ear for details, are excited about innovative engineering designs, are curious about why things work (or don’t), have an analytic mind coupled with a practical approach, and want to make things sound just right.  Have fun every day on this fast paced, creative team and help take Sonos to explore new places in this space. If you love music, solving challenging problems and doing things the right way every time, we’d like to talk to you!

About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. 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 unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do
  • Develop acoustics testing for loudspeaker products and audio transducers.
  • Develop the acoustics test schedule, executed the test plan to meet the project schedule.
  • Created and integrated acoustics test tools into test infrastructure.
  •  Work with acoustics engineers closely to define the acoustics testing method and testing limits.
  • Maintain, review and debug production acoustics testing setup.
  • Be part of the team to review and conduct the failure analysis for acoustics production testing.
Skills You’ll Need
  • 3+ years experience on acoustics testing. Fluency in both written and oral English. Fluent in Mandarin.
  • Minimum of BS degree in engineering. 
  • Has basic understand with DSP, audio codec and A/D.
  • Familiar with the acoustics testing on acoustic components such as microphone, audio transducer and hi-fi systems.
  • Familiar with speaker measurement platforms such as Soundcheck, Audio Precision, Clio, Klippel and LMS.
  • Familiar with test software programming language, experience of using LabVIEW is preferred.
  • Must have a passion for perfecting test and measurement procedures and services, emphasizing efficiency as well as accuracy of the measurement process.
  • Understand of audio components, such as microphone, audio transducers and loudspeakers.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • General understanding of statistics and process capability metrics.
  • Ability to multi-task, work quickly, accurately and communicate effectively with team members across multiple time zones.
  • Ability to travel domestically (up to 35%) and internationally (up to 4 times per year, sometimes with little notice)
More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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