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New Grad 2020 | Software Development Engineer

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 5571

At Sonos, we're passionate about creating the finest high fidelity audio experiences in the world for our customers.  Our integration partners share our passion and build compelling experiences that showcase their ingenuity alongside our own. 

The lever that moves this world: our software and the strategic partnerships we have with some of the largest music and voice partners in the world. Be part of the team building the next generation of software experiences as part of the Sonos system which brings unique sound & music experiences to smart, internet-connected homes.

Our software teams write the embedded software at the heart of our products. They build the Sonos sound platform and partner integrations that create the magic of our customer experience with their Sonos system. They develop the Sonos mobile applications that allow our customers to access and play the content they love.

If any of this sounds like fun, read on and let’s connect soon!

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
Our software engineers work on a cross-functional team to design and build product features and capabilities. We’d love for you to help us with any of the following:
  • Build world class speaker products and solve challenges in areas involving embedded software development for multi-room audio processing, networking, security and user experience.
  • Work on the next generation of services and APIs for controlling the Sonos system as part of a smart, internet-connected home.
  • Empower our users to listen better by making it easy to access new, relevant content.
  • Add new features to the mobile applications that let our users control and listen to their audio content on their system.

You’ll also use and gain experience in the following:
  • Using Scrum principles by participating in daily standup meetings, weekly grooming sessions, and other meetings.
  • Working alongside a mentor, manager, and other teammates who can provide expectations and support, as well as testers, product managers and user experience designers. 
  • Having excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Being willing to challenge yourself, ask questions, and learn from setbacks.

Skills You’ll Need
Basic Qualifications

  • Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Embedded Software: C/C++, Audio Processing, Networking, Security
    • Cloud Platform: Java, AWS, IoT, Kubernetes, machine learning and NLP
    • App Development: C++, Java, Objective C, Swift, Kotlin

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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