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Senior Compliance Engineer

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 6066

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do to the best work of their lives. 

As a member of the Compliance Engineering team, you will be tasked with the interesting challenge of evaluating the compliance of our products. We are responsible for all new product designs and ongoing compliance of products in
mass production. Challenges include: keeping up with ever changing regulations, supporting new product launches, new country homologation and performing a wide range of tests.

If you love music, sound, solving challenging regulatory issues and doing things the right way every time, we’d like to talk to you!
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
The Senior Compliance Engineer is responsible for making sure that Sonos products meet all regulatory requirements. The right candidate will have experience with communication, documentation and management of a good variety of compliance responsibilities and opportunities:

  • Ownership of regulatory Compliance projects for Sonos
  • Set out strategies for optimizing Compliance in a fast-moving business development environment
  • Keep track of ongoing standards related to: WiFi standards, EMC, Safety, Environmental Compliance, and Energy efficiency regulations
  • Work on EMI mitigation on new product development.Work on enhancing product Safety
  • Work independently to resolve Compliance issues/tasks
  • Work with third parties to achieve Compliance for Sonos products
  • Perform Compliance tests, analyze the data and report the results
  • Prepare regulatory documents and submit for regulatory agency to resolve Compliance issues
  • and obtain certifications
  • Mentor and develop more junior engineers 
Skills You’ll Need
Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years as a Compliance Engineer with a background in product development and technical regulatory compliance
  • Applicable Engineering degree 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with EMC designs; Safety engineering and RF certification
  • Experience working with third parties to accomplish outsourced work
  • Experience with consumer products
  • Regular, local travel via car 
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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