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Sr. Software Development in Test

Department: Software

Location: Seattle

Req#: 4379

At Sonos we're passionate about creating the finest HiFi audio experiences in the world for our customers.


As a Sr SDET, you will represent the Quality Engineering Test & Automation discipline in product development team. You will work closely with Dev and QA in the design, testing and implementation of APIs in an Agile framework methodology, working with embedded systems and mobile devices.


You will strive for service engineering excellence, contributing to the architecture of highly available, dependable and maintainable services, Sonos players and controllers that bring the ultimate listening experience to millions of Sonos users worldwide.

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

  • Engineer new automated tests using existing Java and Python frameworks, execute manual and automation testing.
  • Maintain test framework for Sonos Content API, CloudQueue, Manifests, Reliability.
  • Extend the automation framework where necessary or design/develop new framework.
  • Drive planning and execution of system and component / service level testing, across all platforms to test various features, devices and edge test cases.
  • Perform reviews for promoting new code through our deployment pipeline.
  • Constantly perform gap analyses of existing test automation. When writing new tests ensure that all tests provide good coverage while being as lean as possible.
  • Investigate, log and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization.
  • Monitor, debug and fix breakages in the unattended automation that runs in our Continuous Integration environment.
  • Collaborate with other members of the software scrum team and contribute to deliver features that are implemented, tested, and documented within each Sprint.
  • Mentor junior members of team to expand their knowledge to growth their development & testing technical competencies
Skills You’ll Need

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or related experience.
  • At least 5 years of test development, test automation, firmware development for embedded systems, desktop apps and mobile devices.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and technical troubleshooting skills focused around testing microservices, queues, embedded / mobile software in general.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with of one or more of the following coding languages: 
    • Python, C++/C#, Node.js, JavaScript, Perforce / GitHub repository, Jira - SDLC, CI/CD Jenkins.
  • Demonstrate expertise with:
    • RESTful API and XML/SOAP testing
    • Building automated test frameworks
    • Jenkins or other CI/CD build process
    • AWS Cloud, Ansible is preferable also
  • Experience with any debugging mechanisms for white box testing.
  • Ability to derive test cases working with cross-functional development teams.
  • Knowledge of Linux system in user space.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thrive in a fast paced, agile environment.

How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a strong 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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