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Senior Embedded C++ Software Engineer (Boston)

Department: Software

Location: Boston

Req#: 4831

We're a global team looking for the best talent regardless of your current location. This job has the option of working from our Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, or Santa Barbara, CA office.   For the right individual, Sonos will offer relocation assistance to one of our three US office locations.

At Sonos, we are passionate about creating and delivering the finest HiFi audio systems in the world to our customers.  Our products stream all the music on earth, in every room, wirelessly, and you control it all from the palm of your hand or by the sound of your voice.

As a Senior C++ Software Engineer on an embedded audio player development team, you will work on a dynamic team of 5-10 engineers responsible for building the industry’s most innovative smart networking solution for streaming audio throughout your home.  From open source Linux OS to highly customized and performance driven audio, WiFi, and platform API functionality you will work at the center of the Sonos product universe.  You will collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the business across multiple disciplines of software and hardware to deliver a system that is easy to setup, seamlessly controlled, has rock solid reliability and stunning audio quality.

If you love music, solving challenging software problems, and doing things the right way every time, we’d like to talk to you!
About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. 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 unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do
  • Design, build and enhance the embedded software system that controls, plays and distributes audio throughout the multi-room Sonos system.
  • Work closely with service teams to design and improve the communication protocols between Sonos speakers, the Sonos Cloud infrastructure, and streaming music partners.
  • Work across software and hardware teams to optimize Sonos system performance and deliver the latest software advancements to our entire portfolio.
  • Use advanced telemetry to diagnose and debug problems in the field and improve the quality of our software.
Skills You’ll Need
  • C++ developer with strong object-oriented design and problem-solving skills
  • 5+ years of experience delivering reliable, extensible and maintainable software
  • Understanding of operating systems and experience with multi-threaded programming and embedded systems
  • Knowledge of L2/L3 networking and protocols
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience articulating technical concepts in cross-functional teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline, or in lieu of degree 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with Cloud, RESTful API and HTTP technologies is a plus
More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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