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Software Development Engineer in Test - Embedded Applications

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Seattle

Req#: 4838

As a Senior SDET on the Player Evolution team, you will be responsible for testing software technologies for the industry’s most advanced multi-room audio playback experiences. We are the team responsible for developing and advancing a core set of components and functionalities to allow music to be played throughout the home, whether with the same song or different songs at same time. You will be working at the center of the Sonos product universe and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the business across multiple disciplines of software and hardware to deliver a system that’s not only pleasant and easy to use but also with high level of audio quality and system reliability. 
This role involves working with modern tools on the leading edge of embedded software development, testing and data analytics. You’ll have an opportunity to be involved with all aspects of the product life cycle, with focusing on test planning, design, automation and many test infrastructure and telemetry system implementation that enables continuous, high-quality releases.

If you love music, love solving challenging problems and delivering high-quality products, we want to talk with you!

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 all aspects of the product teams to deliver features that are well implemented, tested, and documented at the end of each sprint.
•  Review product requirements, 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.
•  Design and instrument system telemetry to help understand product usage and reliability.
•  Build and improve software tools and processes to help to achieve higher engineering efficiency.

Skills You’ll Need
•  Solid understanding of software test engineering principles, tools, techniques and execution with an emphasis on automation and framework design.
•  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.
•  Minimum 5 years of experience working with Linux operating system and with multi-threaded programming and embedded systems.
•  Strong development and debugging skills in C/C++ and Python (or similar languages)
•  Experience in computer networking knowledge is a plus
•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•  Strive in a fast-paced agile environment
•  BS or higher degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience.

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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