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Sr. Mechanical Engineering Analyst

Department: Hardware

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara

Req#: 5449

The Mechanical Engineering team at Sonos is developing designs that define the face, feel and sound of all Sonos products.  We are seeking individuals that have a crazy attention to detail, excited about clever engineering designs, curious about why things work and want to make insanely great products.  Have fun every day on this fast paced, creative team and help take Sonos to explore new places in this space. 

If you love music, solving challenging problems and doing things the right way every time, we’d like to talk to you!

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
  • Leadership of all mechanical simulation and analyst activities including development and management of analytical tools, environment and resources.

  • Impact product design decisions by providing reliable analysis and CAE simulation insights.

  • Accurately predict mechanical and thermal performance in architecture phase; maximize mechanical performance while balancing cross-functional interests.

  • Lead in the design and implementation of mechanical solutions; participate in team design reviews and technology investigations.

  • Define and guide Design of Experiments to characterize mechanical materials, components and systems; analyze test data and prepare reports.

  • Communicate status and results to cross-functional teams and management 

  • Travel occasionally to Asia for supplier meetings, investigations and factory builds.

Skills You’ll Need

    • Resource management experience
    • Basic understanding of and experience with CFD thermal analysis 
    • Familiarity with Drop Shock and Random Vibration experimental testing
    • Familiarity with Modal, Shock, Random Vibration and Static Structural FEA 
    • Able to organize design reviews and lead technical discussions.
    • Ability to prepare clear and concise written reports and presentations.
    • Works independently and as part of a team.
    • Direct experience with CAD / CAE analysis tools (ANSYS, LS Dyna, FlowEFD, NX, etc.)
    • Knowledge of plastic material behavior and failure characteristics
    • 10+ years work experience in product development in consumer electronics or electro-mechanical hardware design.
    • Minimum of MS degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. 
    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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