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Software Development Engineer

Department: Software

Location: Boston

Req#: 5613

At Sonos, we're passionate about creating the ultimate listening experience for our customers.  Our partners share our passion and build compelling experiences that showcase ingenuity alongside our own.  The lever that moves this world: our platform.

As a Software Engineer on the Platform Integrations Team, you will be a part of the team responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of the systems that allows our partners to integrate with our devices. We encourage different viewpoints and experiences. We also see the diversity in our team members as a strength and benefit.

If you love music, learning, solving challenging software problems, and doing things the right way every time, we’d like to talk to you! Don’t worry if you do not have a ton of experience, for this role we are looking for talent and potential more than years of experience.
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
  • Use your C/C++ skills to develop APIs to expand music services and home automations, and enhance our deep integration with our major partners, such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Spotify
  • Collaborate with cloud partners to develop solutions in our embedded software platform.
  • Help architect / implement solutions that ensure clean SDK integrations into an existing codebase.
  • Work side by side with partners on tough but interesting integration challenges.
  • Develop code for both the embedded system inside our products as well as code that resides on mobile devices.
Skills You’ll Need
  • C/C++ developer with strong object-oriented design skills.
  • Have used Linux or other Unix derivatives.
  • Advanced science or engineering degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • Understanding and experience with multithreading (both pThreads and C++ threads from C++ 11 and up)
  • Understanding of the full OSI Network model (Layers 1 through 7)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • An insatiable appetite to learn and gain new skills.
    • Extra credit for having contributed to / created open source projects.
  • A strong “can do” attitude, when someone tells you it can’t be done your first reaction is “Oh yea? Let me show you!”.
  • Enjoys working in a team, and have the realization that “the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the components”
  • Able to understand and receive creative and constructive feedback.
  • Willing to ask questions and challenge team norms.
  • Understanding and exposure to Agile software development methodology
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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