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Senior Packaging Engineer

Department: Hardware

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 4932

At Sonos, we are passionate about creating and delivering to our customers, the finest wireless audio systems and accessories in the world.  Our products stream all the music on earth, in every room, and you control it all with your voice or from the palm of your hand.  If you have a desire to design and protect our awesome products, we want you to audition for the Band!
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 talent. 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
  • Develop and implement packaging designs for Sonos products and accessories.  Balance a positive unboxing experience, protection, containment, brand communication and cost-effectiveness.
  • Use knowledge of packaging materials, manufacturing process and transportation testing to deliver exceptional packaging solutions against demanding design requirements.
  • Interface and collaborate with multiple internal teams like Packaging Design Experience, Industrial Design, Product Management, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Marketing, Brand, and Quality, and external partners (contract manufacturers, suppliers and consultants).
  • Be responsible for the development and approval of packaging engineering drawings, specifications and packaging assembly bills of materials (BOMs).
  • Generate and maintain weekly packaging development updates within the packaging engineering team.
  • Manage multiple project streams and communicate regularly with program teams and to various levels of management.
  • Keep “green” in mind when developing packaging by advocating and promoting responsible materials.
  • Work closely with US and Chinese suppliers on co-development and execution of designs.
  • Be a proficient user of the Kongsberg cutting table for iterative design prototyping and of packaging laboratory equipment – drop tester, vibration table and environmental chamber.
  • Attend industry-related symposiums, trade shows and workshops to keep abreast of the latest technology trends in Packaging.  Share key lessons learned with the broader Mechanical Engineering team.
Skills You’ll Need
  • B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or Science.  
  • 8+ years of industry experience with a company utilizing packaging engineering and testing skills.
  • Expertise with International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) testing specifications.
  • Hands-on experience with packaging testing equipment, drop tester, vibration, compression, environmental chambers.
  • Experience with structural packaging design software such as ArtiosCAD.
  • Experience with 3D CAD design software such as SolidWorks, NX or equivalent.
  • Experience troubleshooting technical challenges and managing them through resolution.
  • Ability to multi-task, work quickly, and communicate accurately and effectively.
  • Ability to work comfortably individually as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% annually, mainly to China.
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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