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Senior Research Engineer, Advanced Development & Machine Learning

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 4712

We design, create and build outstanding experiences by developing and implementing new algorithms at the intersection of audio, voice, DSP, multimodal interfaces and new technologies. 
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
•  You will research, design, and prototype future Sonos systems and algorithms.
•  You will collaborate with Audio Systems Engineering, EE HW, User Experience and various SW teams.
•  You will drive innovation and push the boundaries of what we can achieve with human machine interaction and focus on speech and audio.
•  You are confident in the state of the art and expertise in your field and you are ready to bring it to the next level.
•  You will enable great user experiences by developing new algorithms. 

Skills You’ll Need
•  MS or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Acoustics. 
•  7+ years of direct audio systems experience in product development or post graduate experience.
•  Strong background in DSP, statistical signal processing and machine learning.
•  Good mathematical understanding of audio, physics and signal processing.
•  Experience in an applied research or advanced development.
•  Developed non-trivial audio systems and/or algorithms.
•  Proven track record of delivering innovative solutions (products, patents, publications).
•  Proven ability of working effectively in complex interdisciplinary environments.
•  Proficient in C, C++, MATLAB, and/or Python.

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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