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Radio Systems Engineer

Department: Hardware

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 4903

Radio and seamless wireless streaming is a pillar of our promise to deliver the ultimate listening experience to customers. This role is critical for driving innovative, high quality radio designs that empower all cross-functional teams to achieve our product experience targets. 
 
As a Radio Systems Engineer, you will help lead the team to develop and validate wireless systems to bring the next generation of Radio Systems technology to Sonos. You will partner across multiple disciplines including: software, hardware, acoustics to drive ingenuity in our fast paced and creative environment.
About You

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
  • Deliver impactful radio solutions in high volume production.
  • Oversee wireless related production problems and provide feedback in a constructive way. Analyzing 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Radio and RF system such as receiver, transmitter with essential parametric (power, EVM, linearity, etc.)
  • Develop wireless communication models in Matlab.
  • Characterize and debug wireless systems in detail.
  • RFIC transceiver systems bring up, debugging, optimization, verification, and characterization of performance.
  • Support SW design, system and platform teams.
  • Travel up to 20% of the time.
  • Display courage to innovate, admit faults, and/or make mistakes. 
  
Skills You’ll Need
  • BSEE and 5+ years design experience or MSEE and 3+ years design experience in (digital) radio engineering. This includes RF/HW board and system level design. As well as experience in the commercial wireless field of RF, RFIC, RF systems, or (digital) radio communication applications. 
  • Strong knowledge of WLAN 802.11n/11ac. Knowledge of other technologies like Cellular GSM, EDGE, CDMA, Bluetooth is a plus. 
  • Background in analyzing RF system such as receiver, transmitter with essential parametric (power, EVM, linearity, etc.)
  • Understanding the trade-offs of RF system design.
  • Knowledge of RFIC circuits such as PLL, LNA, Mixer, LO, PA, etc.
  • Knowledge in wireless digital BB algorithms is a plus.
  • Experience in hands-on skills in areas of board level RF troubleshooting, RF measurement techniques, and RF system level knowledge.
  • Knowledge of FM-audio systems is a plus. 
  • Working knowledge of RF test and verification equipment such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, frequency/function generators.
  • Experience in RF/HW board and system level troubleshooting skills including antenna and RF network matching.

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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