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New Graduate 2020 | Mechanical Engineering Analyst

Department: Hardware

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 5555

In this position you will provide Mechanical Engineering Structural and Thermal Analysis solutions to the Sonos ME Team.  Our Mechanical Engineering Analysts work directly with Product Development Engineers to support the mechanical design, fabrication, testing and prototyping of components, fixtures, test samples, and assemblies. 
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
  • Ultimately be able to use simulation tools such as ANSYS and FloEFD to provide thermal and structural analysis results for design and development of components and assemblies.
  • Work closely with design engineers, material scientists, and test engineers in hands-on thermal, drop shock, static structural and vibration testing of components and assemblies.
  • Provide support during construction of prototype product. 

Skills You’ll Need
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum educational requirements: BSME at a 4 year university. 
  • Previous co-op/internship experience in an ME related position.
  • Demonstrated experience with 3D modeling tools.
  • Fundamental understanding of how mechanical devices are designed and fabricated.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute analysis tasks independently. 
  • Ability to collect and present technical data. 
  • Ability to collaborate in a highly diverse, cross-functional team. 
  • Ability to travel domestically when needed.
  • Discretion to work in a highly confidential setting.
  • Ability to apply mechanical design theory, FBDs, hand calcs and other analytical tools (Excel, Matlab, etc.) in design projects. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience with Finite Element or Computational Fluid software.
  • Prior experience with data acquisition during instrumented hardware testing. 
  • Prior experience with Siemens NX 11 and Windchill. 

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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