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Sr. SDET, Embedded Systems Software

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara

Req#: 4819

We're a global team looking for the best talent - no matter where. This job has the option of working from either our Cambridge, MA or Santa Barbara, CA office.   For the right individual, Sonos will offer relocation reimbursement to either office.

At Sonos, we are passionate about creating and delivering the finest HiFi audio systems in the world to our customers.  Our products stream all the music on earth, in every room, wirelessly, and you control it all from the palm of your hand.  It’s easy to use, but keeping things simple and bug free is hard work. The problems are complex and the solutions must be elegant. 

Sonos needs high-energy, innovative engineers to help fuel our rocketing success. We are setting new standards for the audio industry and reshaping the way consumers engage with music. This Sr. SW Test Engineer will be responsible for testing all aspects of design and implementation of the new hardware bring-up, operating systems, device drivers and boot-loader code across the spectrum of audio products. This will require collaboration with your partners in Dev and Test to help define and execute the test strategies and tactics. In addition, you will work with a team of industry-leading innovators across fields such as acoustics, mechanical engineering, software, hardware, RF, and user experience. If you love music, solving challenging problems and delivering high-quality products, we want to talk with you!

About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. 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 unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do
Collaborate with other members of the System Software/Security scrum team to deliver features that are implemented, tested, and documented at the end of each sprint. 
Advocate software quality within Sonos through Software Development Life Cycle and HW maintenance Life Cycle
Develop and document test plan, test procedures and automation in parallel with software development for both new feature and regression areas.
Investigate, log, track, and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization.
Conduct and participate in design and code reviews and mentor junior members of the team

Skills You’ll Need
BS/BA in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field with at least 4 years of testing embedded software/systems.
Excellent problem solving, analytical and technical troubleshooting skills focused around testing Linux device drivers and embedded software in general
Experience in programming with of one or more of the following languages - Python, C/C++ in creating automated tests
Strong knowledge of Linux in both user and kernel space with hands on experience using debuggers
Ability to derive test cases working with cross-functional development teams.


Experience in Embedded Security (Secure Boot) or in identity and trust management (authentication, authorization) such as OAuth or in System Security
Experience working in a Scrum/Agile environment.
Working knowledge of test and verification equipments such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers.
Experience with open source bootloaders such as U-Boot as well as modern subsystems and peripherals including DDR SDRAM, NAND Flash, PCI Express, Ethernet, I2C and I2S.
Experience testing 802.11a/b/g/n radios.

More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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