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Software Development Engineer - Cloud Platform (Boston)

Department: Software

Location: Boston

Req#: 4433

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 experience and engineering skills to design and build highly available, low-latency global web services that connect millions of users with the music they love.  Join us and you will work in an agile development environment across cloud technologies with Sonos strategic partners, to ship software that brings music into the lives of millions of our 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
  • You will work closely with others to define project requirements and scope, and plan for upcoming work.
  • You will work with your team in an agile development environment and collaborate with QA and UX.
  • You will participate in code reviews and discussions with other developers, lead software design and code walkthrough meetings.
  • You will explore and innovate on the Sonos products during hack week.
Skills You’ll Need
Must Haves:

  • Experience designing and building scalable and highly available microservices in a distributed system with a focus on high concurrency and low latency. 
  • 5+ years experience working in Java & Java web frameworks (Spring, WildFly), multi-threaded programming
  • Experience working with a commercial cloud services platform, such as AWS (EC2, ELB, RDS, Elasticache, Route53)
  • Experience with NoSQL (Cassandra, DynamoDB, MongoDB, etc) and SQL (MySQL, etc) databases
  • Experience building RESTful APIs
  • Familiarity with HTTP, TCP/IP, and other networking protocol stacks. 
  • Track record of shipping reliable, extensible and maintainable software under tight time constraints. 
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field.

Nice to have!

  • Experience with the IoT - combining embedded devices and cloud services.
  • Familiarity with web application security, SSL, OAuth. 
  • Experience with performance testing, measuring KPIs, benchmarking, load injection, OS and app tuning.
  • Experience with Ansible or similar deployment orchestration tools (Puppet, Chef, Salt)
  • Experience with websockets, SOAP/XML
  • Experience building a large scale, multi-region cloud service in Node.js or a modern framework
  • Experience working with c# .net technology stack
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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