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Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Services (Boston)

Department: Software

Location: Boston

Req#: 2546

At Sonos, we're passionate about creating the finest HiFi audio experiences in the world for our customers.  Our partners share our passion and build compelling experiences that showcase their ingenuity alongside our own.  The lever that moves this world: our platform.


Come help us build the next generation platform for controlling the Sonos system as part of a smart, Internet-connected home.  You'll have a direct impact on the business, advancing a major component of our core strategy, and unlocking novel ways to control a Sonos system, such as voice and 3rd party apps.


Apply your creativity and prodigious engineering skills to help design and build a globally deployed system of highly available, low-latency web applications that connect with Sonos systems in customers' homes.  You'll work across team and discipline boundaries to ship software that brings music into the lives of millions of our customers.

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
  • You create extensible, robust designs using OO principles.
  • You write clear, reliable, maintainable code and nail the balance between abstraction and YAGNI.
  • You have extremely strong technical aptitude, and keep up-to-date on the current state of technology.
  • You are articulate and concise in written and verbal technical communication.

Come to a place where your passion for the craft of engineering and your passion for music can both be satisfied!

Skills You’ll Need
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+ years experience designing and building scalable web applications with a focus on high concurrency and low latency
  • 5+ years experience creating and deploying highly available services with a global user base.
  • 5+ years experience working with a distributed systems in a microservices model.
  • Expertise in Java.
  • Proven ability to get projects out the door with high quality, on tight timelines.



  • Experience working with a commercial cloud services platform.  AWS preferred.
  • Experience with the IoT - combining hardware, embedded firmware, and cloud services
  • Experience with identity and trust management (authentication, authorization), such as OAuth
  • Experience with system, API, and web application security, including PKI, SSL.
  • Experience building WebSocket servers that operate at large scale
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.