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Hardware Verification Engineer

Department: Hardware

Location: Shanghai

Req#: 4253

Quality is one of Sonos’ highest priorities. As a Hardware Verification engineer you will be responsible for owning the verification of all the relevant hardware sub-systems which make up our products and for ensuring that the system level hardware product quality meets or exceeds the level that our customers have come to expect. You will be an integral member of the product development team, defining verification strategies, defining and implementing individual verification tests designed to ensure that our hardware functions as specified. You will have overall responsibility for hardware quality and performance verification throughout the product development lifecycle. This includes writing test plans and schedules, developing automated testing, communicating the results, documenting and investigating failures and working with our manufacturing organization to ensure a smooth transition into volume manufacturing.

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

Define system verification strategies and plans including verification of multiple sub-assemblies and diagnostic and system software.

Develop comprehensive product level design verification test plans.

Own execution and tracking of HW Reliability and performance testing at Asian sites.

Document test results and perform failure analysis. Capture, analyze, and summarize defect details. Drive and own root cause analysis of all failures found during HW testing.

Review sub-assembly (or module level) design verification plans.

Develop and implement automated and manual system verification tests.

Make recommendations to the design team for corrective actions.

Develop regression test suites and documentation.

Ensure and review the quality of all stages reliability test across all products.

Assist contract manufacturers with HW reliability test activities at their site.

Skills You’ll Need
5+ years’ experience in a hardware design environment with demonstrable experience driving product quality. 
Knowledge of analog electronics hardware (transducers, amplifiers, power supplies…), digital electronics (computer architecture, memory, AD DA converters…), materials and mechanical engineering, Wireless communications, Audio and acoustic expertise is a strong plus.
Excellent cross functional communication skills with a multi-site development team. Ability to communicate effectively in both Chinese and English
Excellent written communication skills in both Chinese and English.
Experience with integrating multiple sub-systems including software is a strong plus.
Experience using Linux. Scripting languages for automated testing. Perl preferred, python and TCL/Expect a strong plus.

Experience working with Asian suppliers.
How to Audition
Apply now! When you have any interest. You may receive a recruiter phone screen when your profile is fit to the role.  Furthermore positive, you will receive communication with hiring manager and group onsite visit interview. 
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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