Ready to change
the world through music?

Here’s just one of the many ways you can make that happen at Sonos.
Returning Candidate? Log back in!

Not ready to apply? Don't see the perfect job listed?

Talent Network

Senior Security Engineer

Department: Platforms and Infrastructure

Location: Beijing, Boston, Hilversum, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Shanghai, Shenzhen

Req#: 2929

At Sonos, we believe in the experience and our standard is ultimate. That’s the vision that drives every product we design. Every choice we make. Everything we do. Including the innovative and dynamic ways we integrate cybersecurity into the company culture.

Come join a small, highly-effective team of security experts providing engineering expertise and advanced security solutions that strategically support the continued growth of the Sonos brand around the world. The initial area of focus for this role is to support our exciting growth plans for Sonos in China, being recognized as a trusted partner to the technology and business teams leading that growth.

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

  • Solve Security Engineering Puzzles: Work closely with the technology and business teams in China (as well as other teams around the globe) to incorporate the appropriate security measures into engineering designs created to provide innovative business solutions. Leveraging your well-rounded background in host, network and application security you will provide expert security engineering recommendations, helping the technology and business teams identify, prioritize, and in some cases, implement changes that will reduce the level of security risk at Sonos. 
  • Communicate Effectively: You just can’t work effectively in a cross-functional, cross-team, Agile environment without outstanding communication skills in both English and Standard Chinese (or Mandarin). The challenge is to find the right way to inform and engage all types of audiences. You’ll be communicating with everyone from business leaders, to product and program managers, to developers, to operations engineers, to third-party partners. You’ll need to identify the key information for your audience and be accurate. You’ll need to have an opinion, but be kind and open about it. You’ll need to adjust your communication style and methods to match the situation. Great communication is the grease that keeps the engine humming.
  • Perform Risk Assessments: Perform risk assessments of existing vendors and solutions, and participate in architecture/design reviews for new technology solutions to provide security-focused inputs into the design. Perform risk/security assessments globally across all parts of Sonos.
  • Become the Trusted Security Partner for Sonos in China: Build strong working relationships with the Sonos business and technology teams in China by attending regular staff meetings and other critical discussions to become a trusted advisor. Must be able to regularly attend selected meetings during normal business hours in China and make regular trips to Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen to visit the Sonos teams and facilities.
  • Defend Sonos from Cyber Attack: Serve as the Windows expert on the Security team, assisting in the selection, implementation, integration, and use of security solutions such as attack detection and vulnerability management systems across various parts of the business, with a focus on automation and API-based integration. Stay current on modern threats and attack patterns/methods and provide recommendations on the best ways for Sonos to mitigate the threats/attacks.
  • Automate and Measure Everything that Matters: Using your strong expertise in automation and integration with a modern programming or scripting language, automate and integrate the core security solutions into a highly effective cyber defense system. Being data driven you will measure the success of the security solutions with metrics and dashboards, continually improving the effectiveness of the overall security capabilities.
  • Having Fun: Given all the stuff above — responsibility, getting things done in the midst of rapid change, solving hard problems — can you have fun? Absolutely. The right security engineer will embrace this challenge with a committed smile, with faith in the team, and with a light heart. The champion motivates the team and makes both successes and failures positive.

Skills You’ll Need
The desire and hands-on technical skills to make an impact.
How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a strong match, you'll be invited for a first phone interview with one of our recruiters.
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.