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Sr. Software Developer In Test

Department: Software

Location: Seattle

Req#: 2834

At Sonos, we're passionate about creating the finest HiFi audio experiences in the world for our customers.  Our partners share our passion and build compelling experiences that showcase their ingenuity alongside our own.  The lever that moves this world: our platform.


Come help us test the next generation IoT platform and API for controlling the Sonos system as part of a smart, Internet-connected home. You'll have a direct impact on the business, advancing a major component of our core strategy, and unlocking novel ways to control a Sonos system, such as voice and 3rd party apps. As a member of the Voice Platform Services Test team your role will be to help ensure that the features we deliver are well covered by automated tests. Our goal is to ensure that as we release our services more rapidly but do so confidently and thoughtfully with a known quality bar.


The Voice Platform Services test team is looking for a Sr SDET to join the group building the IoT platform for Sonos in the cloud. Our team’s goal is to provide both internal and external development partners with a robust and high quality API and platform in the cloud. 

Test engineers on the Voice Platform Services team work hand in hand with our dev team to design, plan and deliver core web services for the Sonos cloud. You will be expected to understand the features being built and help determine the best course of action to test those features in an automated fashion.

About You

Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.

Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

If this sounds like you, read on and let’s connect soon.

What You’ll Do
  • Be the voice of the consumer on the engineering team and help hone the end user experience through thoughtful testing and validation. The sooner you raise potential issues the quicker they can be addressed.
  • Engineer new automated tests using our existing Java framework. You may also be asked to extend the framework where necessary.
  • Constantly perform gap analyses of existing test automation. When writing new tests ensure that all tests cover as much as possible while being as lean as possible.
  • Promote continuous integration approach to speed up software delivery
  • Perform technical spikes to evaluate new tools and frameworks
  • Monitor, debug and fix breakages in the unattended automation that runs in our Continuous Integration environment.
  • Sign off on promoting new code through our deployment pipeline.
  • Leverage Agile scrum methodology
  • Coach and guide new hires and junior engineers.
  • Work with the Sustaining Engineering and Operations teams when issues are found in deployed services.
Skills You’ll Need
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Our team is distributed across multiple offices: Seattle (primary), Santa Barbara and Boston.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Java and Java Script web services testing on internal and external cloud.
  • Experience testing with mock and real services.
  • Ability to break down complex problems into elegant, testable pieces.
  • Thrive in a fast paced, agile environment.
  • We prefer solid experience with:
    • AWS, Ansible and Tower
    • Jenkins (or other CI build systems)
    • RESTful API testing
    • Building automated test framework 
    • Jira agile development environment
How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a strong match, we'll reach out!
More About Our Band

In 2002, we set out to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our mission–to fill every home with amazing sounding music. Yes, it was an ambitious goal. Challenging, too. And that hasn’t changed.

Since those early days, we’ve remained tirelessly focused on finding innovative ways to make listening out loud, with friends and loved ones, the truly transformative experience it should be. We’ve seen our vision capture the imaginations of music lovers in more than 60 countries, as we’ve continued to introduce products, software, and technologies that help people share the songs they love, discover new music they never knew existed, and experience richer, more musical lives.

At Sonos, we are building a team with extraordinary talent to help us fill every home with music. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.