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Summer Internship 2020 | Data Engineering (Santa Barbara, Seattle)

Department: Software

Location: Seattle

Req#: 5546

Sonos has mountains of data, but that data is only useful if it is collected, stored and presented accurately.  As a Data Engineering Intern, you will be responsible for creating custom data sets, discovering data anomalies, generating test data, and implementing data quality improvements while participating in an Agile environment. This is an exciting, high visibility position in a rapidly expanding team at the forefront of a shift to a data-driven business.
About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and 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 comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
Data engineers work on a cross-functional team as equal partners with our PMs, Data Scientists and Data Platform Engineers. The whole team is responsible for designing, developing, testing, delivering, and supporting our IoT data systems. 

    • Experience with building stream-processing systems, using solutions such as Storm or Spark-Streaming
    • Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources
    • Knowledge of data storage techniques such as NoSQL databases, HBase, Cassandra, and MongoDB
    • Define, document, and evangelize data instrumentation best practices. Mentor software team members on big data techniques and technology.

Skills You’ll Need
Coursework towards BS/BA in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Engineering, Data Science or equivalent
Knowledge of Spark, Github, SQL
Proficiency in Python or Java

Preferred Qualifications:
Passion and ability for solving intractable problems.  Superior critical thinking skills.
Understanding of data structures and big data.
Working knowledge of AWS cloud architecture and associated technologies

More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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