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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test - Smart Speakers

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 3400

As a Senior Software Test Engineer on the Smart Speaker Team, you’ll be driving the quality of the industry’s most innovative embedded audio processing and networking solution for wireless streaming audio around the home. You will collaborate with your partners in Development and Test to define and execute the test strategies in order to deliver highly secure products. In addition, you will work with a team of industry-leading innovators across many different disciplines such as acoustics, mechanical engineering, software, 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

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 Smart Speaker Team to deliver features that are implemented, tested, and documented at the end of each sprint.
•  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 processes to improve testing efficiency and coverage.
•  Investigate log, track, and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization.
•  Provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior test engineers.

Skills You’ll Need
•  Demonstrated ability of defining and implementing software test plans, as well as automation, for audio and embedded systems.
•  BS/BA in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience.
•  Experience with audio codecs (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, Dolby Digital) and metadata.


•  Experience programming with of one or more of the following languages – Python or C/C++.
•  Strong fundamental knowledge of Linux kernel and user space testing.
•  Expertise troubleshooting and debugging wireless and networking systems.
•  Sound engineering or audio background.
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.