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Software Development Engineer - Content Partner Experience

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'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
  • 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

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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