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Senior SDET, Embedded Systems & Audio

Department: Software

Location: Seattle

Req#: 5300

As a member of the Smart Player team, you will help build and qualify the Sonos System that ensures our customers have high quality audio experience. You will have a direct impact on the business, advancing major player components such as the core audio pipeline, system software and (wireless) networking. You will also get to work on our key home theater technology partnering with development, operations and support teams. You will be expected to understand the features being built and help determine the best course of action to test those features in an automated fashion. In addition, you will work with a team of industry-leading innovators across many different disciplines such as acoustics, mechanical engineering, hardware, RF, product management and user experience. If you love music, solving challenging problems and delivering high-quality products, we want to talk with you!
About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

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 individuals. 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
• Advocate Software Quality within Sonos
• Review requirements, behavior specifications, and design documents to begin test development early and uncover issues prior to implementation.
• Proactively work with developers to debug software and hardware solutions during new product development.
• Define and develop test automation to improve testing efficiency and coverage.
• Write (automated) tests that exercise audio pipeline and integrate them into the current framework.
• Investigate log, track, and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization.
• Monitor, debug, and fix breakages within our automated infrastructure.
• Add and democratize new forms of data and metrics to allow the team to make decisions on where to focus and improve our tests.
• Be an active participant and engaged part of your Scrum team – you are the voice of both quality and the customer during the development process.
Skills You’ll Need
• Software development methodologies & test fundamentals.
• Programming background (data-structures, algorithms, design patterns, etc.) as well as specific experience with Python or C/C++.
• Computer networking knowledge with expertise in troubleshooting and debugging.
• Knowledge on data instrumentation and telemetry for Software Quality.
• Defining and implementing software test automation for embedded systems.
• Preferred (but not required) experience with audio codecs (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, Dolby Digital) and metadata.
• BS or MS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience.
• Love of music and passionate about high quality sound.
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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