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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 Boston, 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

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
  • 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 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 equipment 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

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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