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New Grad 2020 | User Experience (UX) Designer

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 5567

Sonos is seeking to hire user experience designers to join our team. In this role you’ll help create simple, delightful and engaging user experiences for the Sonos wireless home sound system. You’ll work with some of the brightest minds in the business to enable our customers to listen to music throughout their home, or enjoy a movie in the living room, through the next generation of cutting edge app, voice and speaker experiences.

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
You’re a talented UX designer who is eager to learn and grow in a fast moving product development environment. You have the interest and aptitude to grasp the underlying architecture of a complex system and translate it into simple and joyful user experiences. You’re a team player who can prototype, test, and refine your ideas in innovative ways. You can design experiences with great attention to detail while still seeing the big picture, and you have excellent communication skills to share your design thinking.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including design, product management, software development and user research to deliver simple and compelling user experiences for Sonos products
  • Ideate, prototype and test solutions with other designers and researchers
  • Refine and document your designs with obsessive attention to detail
  • Partner with software developers to realize your designs, on time and at the Sonos quality bar, within an Agile software development environment
  • Advocate for Sonos users as you strive to make the right product
Skills You’ll Need
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, such as user experience design, user interface design, industrial design, graphic design or a related field
  • A compelling portfolio of student projects

Preferred Qualifications:
  • An aptitude to design experiences that are both pleasurable and easy to use
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to thrive in cross-functional teams
  • Aptitude for taking input from multiple sources and synthesizing it into coherent designs
  • A compelling portfolio of student projects

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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