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Sr. Backend Engineer - Data/IoT

Department: Product Operations

Location: Boston, Seattle

Req#: 5803

Sonos has mountains of data, but that data is only useful if it is collected, stored and presented accurately. As a Data Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for developing systems that collect and store large amounts of data from millions of clients all over the world, building systems that discover data anomalies, and implementing systems and processes that improve the quality of our data while participating in an Agile environment. This is an exciting, high visibility position in a rapidly expanding team at the forefront of a shift to a data-driven business.
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

Data engineers work on a cross-functional team as equal partners with our PMs, Data Scientists and Data Platform Engineers. The whole team is responsible for designing, developing, testing, delivering, and supporting our IoT data systems.  

In this role, you will:

  • Building cloud-based collection and storage systems for IoT clients.

  • Building large scale batch or stream-processing systems, using solutions such as Apache Spark and AWS Kinesis.

  • Work with different data storage techniques such as NoSQL databases, inverted index systems, and Snowflake.

  • Define, document, and evangelize data instrumentation best practices. Support software team members on designing data instrumentation for new products.

Skills You’ll Need
  • 5+ yrs experience writing web services and or data processing services.

  • Must have strong proficiency in Java.

  • Experience with Python is a plus.

  • Experience with Backend Web Services, such as HTTP, Rest, SSL

  • Knowledge of Spark or PySpark, Github, SQL.

  • Understanding of data structures and Big Data.

  • Working knowledge of AWS cloud architecture and associated technologies such as Terraform, Chef, and/or Ansible.

  • Passion and ability for solving intractable problems combined with superior critical thinking skills.

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline; or equivalent industry experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience building microservices at scale. 

  • Must have exp with Java and AWS.

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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