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Sr. Digital Electrical Engineer

Department: Hardware

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara

Req#: 5936

Do you LOVE music? Know a thing or two about working in a steady growth and fast paced environment? SONOS is a cutting-edge wireless music product company and we keep growing globally. We are creating the best sounding, easiest to use, most FUN and versatile audio system in the world and are looking to add the brightest and best engineers to our world-class product development team. 

We are looking for a passionate and energetic Electrical Engineer to develop electronics circuits for our next generation audio products. A thorough understanding of digital design is essential, although you’ll also be engaged in electronic design for mixed signal and power circuitry. We provide a dynamic work space that supports our employees to do their best work; the position is available in either our Boston or Santa Barbara office.

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
In this important position, you will have broad engagement across the entire product development organization to deliver leading edge audio products for home and beyond. You will work cooperatively across multiple disciplines in a fast-paced environment, and bring a can-do attitude and a passion for delivering the absolute best products in their class!
  • 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
  • Propose, set up, and execute validation testing plans with minimal guidance

Skills You’ll Need
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of related industry experience. 
  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with +10 years direct experience also considered
  • Hands-on experience with complete ownership of digital electronics design in a high volume product environment
  • Previous experience successfully using trouble-shooting skills and system level technical knowledge.
  • Proven experience working across disciplines with mechanical engineering, radio engineering, and other product development engineering teams including ID, UX, packaging et al 
  • Track record of thorough documentation, meeting and exceeding previously existing standards.
  • Proven aptitude to take on new technical challenges and learn new technical skills on-the-fly and apply the knowledge to solve the issue at hand. 
  • Well-developed reporting and communication skills, including the ability to explain and summarize and complicated issues.
  • Knowledge and experience in digital audio (I2S, SPDIF), crystal clock, micro-controller, CPU, Ethernet, PCIe, SDIO, HDMI, MIPI, I2C, USB, DDR, FLASH etc
  • Ability to travel up to 20% annually (both nationally and internationally)

  • 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)
  • Energetic and thorough, curious about how and why, and passionate in your work 
  • Ability to use simulation/analysis tools and best engineering judgment to close issues
  • Strong sense of ownership, able to execute on designs as well as explain design decisions to others 
  • Excellent time management
  • Proven team leadership – or ready to develop it!
  • Ability to work with people with different culture background 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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