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Senior Electrical Engineering Systems Technician (Santa Barbara)

Department: Hardware

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 3083

Sonos is a global, cutting edge, wireless music Product Company and we are growing fast!  We are creating the best sounding, easiest to use, most FUN and versatile audio system in the world and are looking to add the brightest and best talent to our world-class team.
We’re looking for someone with a strong background and skill-set in soldering and surface mount component-level rework as well as hands on experience with a variety of hardware related tools such as soldering and desoldering tools, hand tools, woodshop equipment, glue guns and more.

If you are a self-starter, able to demonstrate independent thought, operate with minimum direction, capable to setup and run your tasks to most efficiently support and partner with the larger Engineering Team along with loving music, solving challenging problems and doing things the right way every time, we’d like to talk to you!

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
Provide hands-on technical support such as rework, setup, test, modification, debugging, and troubleshooting, to the hardware development working groups.  Help solve technical problems, including building and setting up test equipment, conducting experiments, collecting data, and presenting results to engineering teams.  Assist in ordering parts, maintaining equipment and general lab support, as well documentation including SOP’s, weekly reports, asset tracking, etc.
Skills You’ll Need
•5+ years’ experience in a hardware design and support environment.
•Ability to do hands on electrical engineering work e.g. rework, soldering (0201 and larger), test methodology, design, product debug, and prototyping.
•Ability to read electrical schematics and circuit board layout files (Allegro .brd file experience preferred).
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook as well as comfortable learning a variety of other computer software.
•Strong organizational skills, including inventory tracking, keeping hardware components and tools organized and maintaining an inventory of components for engineering design and debug.
•Strong knowledge of test equipment including some or all of the following: DMM’s, DSO’s (digital storage oscilloscopes), programmable power supplies, data loggers, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and any equipment used in the development of electronic engineering product.
•Uncompromising team work ethic.
•Decisive action-oriented individual who learns quickly, works independently, and takes ownership of open issues.
•Ability to think on your feet and generate creative solutions to challenging problems.
•Ability to quickly switch tasks to accommodate changing priorities without losing focus on overall goal.


•7+ years as an Electronic or Engineering Lab Technician and/or Associates Degree in EE.
•IPC soldering certification.
•Knowledge and experience with schematic entry and layout tools is a plus.
•Strong knowledge of hardware development best practices in several of the following functional areas: digital, analog, radio, mechanical, acoustics, sustaining, hardware verification.
•Scripting languages for automated testing. Perl preferred, python and TCL/Expect, a strong plus.

How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a strong match, we'll reach out!
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.