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Sr. Digital Electrical Engineer

Department: Hardware

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara

Req#: 5535

Do you love solving challenging problems and delivering high-quality products? Know a thing or two about working in a steady growth and fast-paced environment? SONOS is a cutting-edge wireless sound product/experience company with a global presence. We are creating the best sounding, easiest to use, most FUN and versatile audio systems in the world, and are looking to add the brightest and best engineers to our world-class product development team. 

Sonos is seeking a senior level Electrical Engineer to join its team of highly motivated, collaborative Electrical Engineers that are responsible for both Analog and Digital development and design. This team is responsible for the development of electronic circuits for our next-generation audio products. For this position, you will be focused on the Digital side of the house, and should therefore, have a thorough understanding of digital design, although you’ll also be engaged in electronic design for mixed-signal and power circuitry. You’ll have the opportunity to have broad engagement across the entire product development organization, with the goal of delivering leading-edge audio products for home and beyond. Our team encompasses a dynamic workspace, can-do attitude, and a passion for delivering the absolute best products in their class.

This position can be based either in our Santa Barbara or Boston office. Relocation is available.
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
  • Develop and design digital circuits for new audio products within a combined Analog and Digital EE team
  • Learn and bring in new digital technologies to Sonos product development team
  • Advance the simulation and test methodology of digital design
  • Ensure design compliance with all industry standards and regulatory requirements including EMC
  • Work cooperatively across multiple disciplines in a fast-paced environment to achieve successful end results
Skills You’ll Need
Minimum Qualification: 
  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent STEM degree, with 5-10+ years of related industry experience OR Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent STEM degree, with 3-5+ years of related industry experience 
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: digital audio (I2S, SPDIF), crystal clock, micro-controller, CPU, Ethernet, PCIe, SDIO, HDMI, MIPI, I2C, USB, DDR, FLASH, or other related
  • Hands-on experience with partial or complete ownership of digital electronics design
  • Experience troubleshooting and system-level technical knowledge.
  • Experience working across multiple disciplines in one or more of the following: mechanical engineering, radio engineering, and other product development engineering teams including ID, UX, packaging and other related functions
  • Well-developed reporting and communication skills, including the ability to explain and summarize and complicated issues.
Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience in analog circuit design (op amp, comparator, IR, sensor, power)
    • Experience using audio test equipment (AP)
    • Experience using RF and/or EMC test equipment (network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, Agilent or IQFlex WiFi analyzers)
    • Knowledge of compliance and regulatory requirements and testing procedures (ESD, EMI, safety)
    • Ability to propose, set up, and execute validation testing plans with minimal guidance.
    • Ability to use simulation/analysis tools and best engineering judgment to close issues
    • Technically inquisitive – must be able to take on new technical challenges and learn new technical skills on-the-fly and apply the knowledge to solve the issue at hand. 
    • Detailed-oriented, genuine curiosity about how and why, passionate about your work 
    • Strong sense of ownership and excellent time management
    • Ability to execute on designs as well as explain design decisions to others 
    • Experience with team leadership and/or mentorship, or an interest in it
    • Ability to work with people with different cultural backgrounds and/or in different locations
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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