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Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test

Department: Software

Location: Boston, Seattle

Req#: 4429

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 Foundation Services Test Team your role will be to help build the cloud-based micro-services that ensure our customers can create and manage their accounts, register their devices, and access Sonos and third party cloud services. You'll also get to work on key technology like our firmware update service. Our goal is to ensure that we can rapidly release services confidently and support them easily.

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

Test engineers on the Foundation Services team work on cross-functional team as equal partners with our developers and systems engineers. The whole team is responsible for designing, developing, testing, delivering, and supporting our services. 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. 

This requires you to:  

  • Be the voice of the consumer on the team and help hone the end user experience through thoughtful testing and validation. This is not always straight forward with backend APIs. 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. Be ready to write tests at unit, integration, and functional acceptance levels. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Work with the Operations teams when issues are found in deployed services. Be part of the on-call rotation.
Skills You’ll Need
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Our team is distributed across Seattle, Santa Barbara and Boston
  • An ability to break down complex problems into elegant, testable pieces 
  • Thrive in a fast paced, agile environment 
  • We prefer experience with: 
    • AWS, Ansible and Tower 
    • Jenkins (or other CI build systems) 
    • RESTful API testing 
    • Building automated test frameworks
How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a good match we will reach out.
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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