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Software Developer in Test (SDET), Player Platform and Evolution

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Seattle

Req#: 4619

As a SDET on the Player Platform/Evolution team, you will be responsible for testing the software technology for the industry’s most innovative smart networking solution for streaming audio throughout the home. From open source Linux OS to highly customized and performance driven audio, WiFi, and platform API functionality, you will work at the center of the Sonos product universe.  You will collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the business across multiple disciplines of software and hardware to deliver a system that is not only seamless to setup and control, but has stunning audio quality with rock solid reliability. 
You will be working with modern tools on the leading edge of embedded software development, testing and data analytics. You’ll have an opportunity to build the test cases, test automation, test infrastructure and telemetry system that enables continuous, high-quality releases, which deliver new functionality directly to Sonos customers.

About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. You proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You're ambitious and unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do
Be an active participant and engaged part of your feature team – you are the voice of both quality and the customer during the development process.
Collaborate with other team members to deliver features that are well 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 the development team to investigate logs, debug both software and hardware issues,  triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization.
Expand, improve and maintain existing automated regression test suites.
Define and implement system telemetry, conduct data analysis to objectively measure real world product usage, performance and reliability. Use finding to drive for product and testing improvements.

Skills You’ll Need
Solid understanding of software test engineering principles, tools, techniques, and execution with an emphasis on automation
Excellent problem solving, analytical and technical troubleshooting skills
Strong software design fundamentals (data-structures, algorithms, design patterns, etc.) in any of the modern programming languages (C/C++, C#, Java, Python etc.)
Comfortable developing and debugging in C/C++ under Linux Embedded environment
Experience in design and development of automation frameworks and automation testing strategies.
Experience working with system telemetry, data analysis and make data driven decisions.
Experience with source control, continuous integration servers, issue tracking and collaboration tools (Perforce, Jenkins, Jira, Confluence or similar)
Experience in computer networking knowledge is a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strive in a fast paced and agile environment
Strong passion for software testing and quality, and high quality audio systems.
BS or MS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience.

How to Audition
If there is a strong match, we'll reach out!

More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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