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Senior DSP Test Engineer - Audio Software (Santa Barbara)

Department: Software

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 3037

Help us take our sound quality to the next level. We are looking for an experienced DSP Test Engineer to join our band! If you are passionate about AUDIO, want to AMPLIFY your career and make a big impact on a high-growth company, then Sonos is just the place for you. 

At Sonos we pride ourselves on delivering word class sound quality in our products. Experience Comes First and Be Relentlessly Progressive are two of the three core values of our company.  We achieve our aggressive sound quality targets through a holistic system level approach that pays equal attention to all parts of the audio chain including transducers, acoustics, electronics and the intelligent signal processing software that ties it all together.   

We're a global team looking for the best talent - no matter where. This job has the option of working from either our Boston, MA, or Santa Barbara, CA office. For the right individual, Sonos will offer relocation reimbursement to either office. 

About You

Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.

Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

If this sounds like you, read on and let’s connect soon.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with audio systems and DSP teams to  
  • Deliver efficient and thorough automated testing.
  • Investigate and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization.
  • Shape test processes to ensure exceptional sound quality.
  • Mentor and guide the work of junior DSP test engineers.
  • Be a passionate advocate for software quality.

Skills You’ll Need

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Acoustics Engineering.
  • 7+ years of audio software test experience with strong background in DSP.
  • Experience testing microphone arrays and speaker arrays (e.g. echo cancellation, noise suppression, beam forming).
  • Solid understanding of audio test and measurement methods.
  • Experience with audio codecs (e.g. AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, Dolby Digital) and metadata.
  • Proficient in MATLAB, C/C++, and/or Python.
  • Experience with psychoacoustics and room acoustics.
  • Loves music and is passionate about high quality sound.
  • Sound engineering or audio background.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux.
How to Audition
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More About Our Band

In 2002, we set out to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our mission–to fill every home with amazing sounding music. Yes, it was an ambitious goal. Challenging, too. And that hasn’t changed.

Since those early days, we’ve remained tirelessly focused on finding innovative ways to make listening out loud, with friends and loved ones, the truly transformative experience it should be. We’ve seen our vision capture the imaginations of music lovers in more than 60 countries, as we’ve continued to introduce products, software, and technologies that help people share the songs they love, discover new music they never knew existed, and experience richer, more musical lives.

At Sonos, we are building a team with extraordinary talent to help us fill every home with music. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.