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Software Development Engineer

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Seattle

Req#: 4812

At Sonos, we are passionate about creating and delivering the finest HiFi audio experiences to our customers. Our products stream all the music on Earth, in every room, wirelessly, and you control it all from the palm of your hand. It's easy to use but keeping things simple and bug free is hard work. 


The Content Partner Experience Team works to enhance the Sonos platform to create experiences that connect individuals to the content they want. We work closely with our partners to continue evolving Sonos APIs and experiences within our Sonos App in an Agile framework methodology, working with embedded systems and mobile devices. We work closely with other SW teams to make sure the experiences we build work well in the connected home and with voice assistants.


As a Software Development Engineer in our team, you'll be building end-to-end content experiences, writing code for iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows platforms, as well as using C and C++, and Java with some python here and there. If you have not written code for all of the platforms mentioned earlier, don't worry. You bring the ones you know, and you will learn the rest with the help of an awesome and collaborative team.

About You

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of talent. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and 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 comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
  • Write code in C++ and at least one mobile platform (iOS or Android)
  • Understand best practices in performance. Recognize and root cause performance issues. Use and design features that require multi-threading and locking. 
  • Incorporate test specific strategies early and think ahead. Complete unit and integration tests on more complex code. Analyse risk to choose what tests to write. Automate system-level functionality. Create own mocks. Document testing.
  • In-depth experience using a wide range of data structures. Know when and how to research domain-specific algorithms and data structures you are unfamiliar with.
  • Lead by example with good software engineering practices
  • Work closely with testers, UX designers and product managers
Skills You’ll Need
  • Experience writing C++ code
  • Proficiency developing apps for iOS and/or Android desired
  • Knowledge of Linux, python and any scripting language is a plus
More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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