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Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Seattle

Req#: 5171

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 and the partnerships we build on top of that platform. Be part of the team building and integrating the next generation open IoT platform and APIs for controlling the Sonos system to bring these experiences to smart, internet-connected homes.

You'll have a direct impact on the business, advancing a major component of our core strategy, and unlocking innovative ways to control a Sonos system, such as voice and smart home integration.

As a member of the Quality Team your role will be to help build innovative solutions to measure the overall quality of our services and APIs from early prototypes to production and on-wards. Our goal is to ensure that we can rapidly release with high quality, iterate confidently and support our customers easily.

About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

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 individuals. 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

Quality engineers on the team work on a cross-functional team as equal partners with our developers and systems engineers. The whole team is responsible for designing, developing, testing, delivering, and supporting our features. You will be expected to understand the features being built and help determine the best course of action to ensure the features are testable and create the tools and frameworks to effectively and efficiently measure the quality of those features. Be a voice of the consumer on the team and help hone the end user experience through thoughtful testing and validation.

  • Engineer new automated testing methodologies
  • Partner with developers to write automation code
  • Improve the development experience via automated pipelines that includes timely feedback and a seamless path to release-level quality
  • Add and democratize new forms of telemetry, data, and metrics to allow the team to measure, debug, and make decisions based on data analytics and dashboards
  • Monitor, debug, improve, and fix breakages within our automated & analytics infrastructure
  • Help ensure new code moves easily through our development pipeline
  • Work with the Operations teams when issues are found in deployed/production features
  • Own services from end-to-end by being part of the on-call rotation
Skills You’ll Need
  • Demonstrated proficiency programming in an Object Oriented environment (Java, Javascript, Python, C++)

  • Ability to break down complex problems into elegant, testable pieces

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with:

    • Jenkins (or other CI build systems)

    • RESTful API testing

    • Building and using automated test frameworks

    • Basic data analytic skills (Kibana, Grafana, DataDog)

    • Configuration Management and Deployment Tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet)

    • AWS or similar API-driven cloud computing platforms

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exhibit Sonos core values of not being afraid to move quickly, challenging yourself, asking questions, and learning from failure

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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