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Summer Internship 2019 | Release Engineer (Santa Barbara, Seattle)

Department: Software

Location: Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 4865

At Sonos, we're passionate about creating the finest sound experiences in the world. One of the keys to a great experience with a modern intelligent speaker system is software. Great software is as important at Sonos as our award winning hardware. Great software isn't an accident. It takes hard work, solid processes, and good tools. It takes many iterations of trying different ideas, getting feedback, and adjusting. This critical experimentation and iteration requires software pipelines that quickly carry our best ideas, captured in high-quality code, out to testers, partners, and customers. The Sonos Release Team is focused on this mission. On building and maintaining the delivery pipelines that keep our software, and our customer experiences, ahead of the curve. 

As an intern on the Release Team, you'll work with talented engineers to create and maintain a world class Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline that runs for code check-in, through build, tests, delivery, and deployment. We're continuous building our mobile application, embedded player, and micro-service based software. Whenever code is checked in, we build, test, and archive. Each night, we execute full builds of our software. Each sprint we deliver multiple releases to alpha, beta, and production users. Your part in this can include projects ranging from working on our source control management systems (Perforce and Git), to our CI server (Jenkins), to our internal release administration tools, to our cloud based infrastructure (AWS). This experience in CI/CD will provide you with a great understanding and working knowledge of modern software development, release practices, and tools. This knowledge can be put to use wherever your career takes you from software developer, to test engineering and quality assurance, to release engineering, to DevOps. 
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
Release engineers on the team work directly with stakeholders to implements solutions that enable them to do their best work. Some of the projects you may work on include:

◾Perforce and Git scripting
◾Jenkins tools shared across development teams
◾Enterprise Repository Management systems
◾Internal scripts used to package and publish software releases
◾Internal applications that use web services and API calls to manage     software releases and software configurations

Skills You’ll Need

  • Shell scripting
  • Programing in Python and Javascript
  • Source control systems
  • CI systems
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Agile and Lean software development principles
  • Basic data analytic skills using SumoLogic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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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