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Senior Software Engineer - Foundation Services (Boston)

Department: Software

Location: Boston

Req#: 3046

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 IoT platform and API 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. As a member of the Foundation Services team your role will be to help build the cloud-based micro-services that ensure our customers can create and manage their accounts, register their devices, and access Sonos and third party cloud services. You'll also get to work on key technology like our firmware update service.

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.

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

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 will ensure technical excellence in design, build, test, deployment and production monitoring of new services and systems.
  • You will evaluate off-the-shelf products (OAuth, Gateway, IdP) to lead architectural decisions to support the evolution of the Sonos software platform and APIs.
  • You will contribute to the vision, strategy, and roadmap for current system migrations into a micro service architecture.
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 with identity and trust management (authentication, authorization), such as OAuth
  • Experience working with a commercial cloud services platform.  AWS preferred.
  • Experience with the IoT - combining hardware, embedded firmware, and cloud services
  • Experience with system, API, and web application security, including PKI, SSL.
  • Knowledge of core security around PII data when it comes to disseminating and storing user information.
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.