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Sr. Software Test Engineer, Security (Santa Barbara)

Department: Software

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 3052

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. As a Sr. SW QA Engineer in Security group, you will work in a small, fast moving environment on a variety of security related efforts such as reverse engineering our code, finding exploits from a HW and SW perspective, threat modeling, testing security feature/function – including both security of the products and security related features, and test automation. This will require collaboration with your partners in Development and Test to help define and execute the test strategies and tactics in order to deliver highly secure products. 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

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
  • Collaborate with other members of the Product Development organization from a base in the Security Development Team to test deployed firmware, software features, web apps, APIs and mission critical cloud services with focus on embedded firmware security.
  • Document test plan and test steps for all tested content and follow through with making sure all of the integration works as expected.
  • Conduct ethical hacking against the Sonos Wireless Speakers, SW Controllers and APIs to identify potential security vulnerabilities and drive them to resolution
  • Champion product enhancements to improve security
  • Automate security testing and vulnerability detection where possible to improve efficiency and coverage
  • Provide QA focused security training and mentor-ship to other members of product development
  • Investigate, log, track, and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization
  • Conduct and participate in design and code reviews.
  • Mentor junior members of team to expand their knowledge on advanced topics.
Skills You’ll Need

  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related experience
  • At least 3 years of experience that involved any combination of the following: penetration testing, reverse engineering techniques, threat modeling, secure coding and application security
  • Experience programming with of one or more of the following languages – Assembly, C/C++, Java, Python
  • Knowledge of PKI and X.509 certificates.
  • Strong understanding of security exploits and vulnerabilities
  • Strong understanding of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of Linux kernel and user space
  • Experience with binary analysis tools (IDA Pro, WinDbg, etc.)
  • Strong networking knowledge with expertise in troubleshooting and debugging
  • Experience with 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11ac
  • Experience with authentication and authorization approaches like SAML and OAuth
  • Android, iOS, or other mobile development and testing
  • An understanding of web services

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.