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Senior Data Scientist

Department: Software

Location: Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 5136

At Sonos, we're passionate about bringing music into every home.  To fulfill this mission, we have developed an unquenchable thirst for data.  We use data to influence the product direction and improve the customer experience. We support product leaders and engineering teams to understand how our products are performing, which features need to be improved, design and build future products, and learn how our customers experience music in their homes.   

Do you love digging around in piles of data looking for interesting patterns and insights? Are you adept at taking challenging business questions and coming up with creative ways to answer those questions with data?  Do you love working in collaborative team environments? Do you love music and data? If yes, this is your dream job!
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
  • Partner with engineering teams to define business questions, translate those into data problems and ensure we define, capture, process, analyze and model data in order to reach a solution. You have the experience and creativity to figure out which statistical techniques or algorithms to use. 
  • Unearth insights from large volumes of IoT data and tell compelling stories through dashboards and visualizations in order to guide strategic decision-making.
  • Lead projects; breaking down the end-to-end analytics into bite size chunks.
  • Mentor junior data scientists. Help create an inclusive and cooperative environment where everyone can do their best work.
  • Identify opportunities where Sonos would benefit from machine learning techniques and work with the data team to build prototypes and productize.
  • Engage engineering teams and product leaders by communicating insights and analyses in a way that is accessible and deepens their understanding of the customer and the product.

Skills You’ll Need
  • Demonstrated experience communicating (written and verbally) in a cross-functional environment  – you enjoy telling a story with data and sharing the output of your work with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • 5+ years experience working in data science field, applying statistical data analysis to real-world problems
  • 5+ years experience with data transformation and analysis tools and languages including SQL, R, and Python
  • Knowledge of machine learning solutions and optimization techniques
  • Advanced Degree in Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent experience

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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