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Senior Software Developer in Test

Department: Software

Location: Boston

Req#: 3205

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.  It’s easy to use, but keeping things simple and bug free is hard work. The problems are complex and the solutions must be elegant. 


Sonos needs high-energy, innovative engineers to help fuel our rocketing success. We are setting new standards for the audio industry and reshaping the way consumers engage with music. This Sr. SW Test Engineer will be responsible for testing all aspects of design and implementation of the new hardware bring-up, operating systems, device drivers and boot-loader code across the spectrum of audio products. This will require collaboration with your partners in Dev and Test to help define and execute the test strategies and tactics. In addition, you will work with a team of industry-leading innovators across fields such as acoustics, mechanical engineering, software, hardware, RF, and user experience. If you love music, solving challenging problems and delivering high-quality products, we want to talk with 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
  • Collaborate with other members of the System Software scrum team to deliver features that are implemented, tested, and documented at the end of each sprint
  • Advocate software quality within Sonos through design process, development, testing and deployment of Software releases and HW releases
  • Advocate test led development and work with cross-functional teams to develop test plan, automation in parallel with Software development
  • Drive the planning and execution of system level testing of products across all platforms to test various features
  • Define, implement, execute, and maintain automated test cases for both new feature and regression areas
  • Set up test environments and infrastructure
  • Design and maintain performance and scalability tests for all platforms
  • Document all tests and procedures
  • Investigate, log, track, and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization
  • Conduct and participate in design and code reviews
  • Mentor junior members of team to expand their knowledge on advanced topics
Skills You’ll Need
  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related experience
  • At least 4 years of testing embedded software
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and technical troubleshooting skills focused around testing Linux device drivers and embedded software in general
  • Experience in programming with of one or more of the following languages - Python, C/C++
  • Hands on experience with GDB or any other debugging mechanisms for white box testing
  • Strong knowledge of Linux in both user and kernel space
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience in reading schematics and being able to develop automated tests with hardware in loop
  • Ability to derive test cases working with cross-functional development teams
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.