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User Experience Designer: Partner Integrations & Sound Platform

Department: Design and Creative

Location: Boston

Req#: 5329

Sonos is seeking an entry-level to mid-level UX designer to join our Partners and Platforms UX team in Boston! In this role, you’ll focus on the design and development of simple and delightful content and control experiences for Sonos smart speakers including voice and partner integrations on our Sonos Sound Platform. Driving and executing against the roadmap you’ll work with colleagues from Sonos UX design groups, user research, product management, and software development, as well as teams from our strategic voice, control, and content partners to create strategies, join in product visions and build compelling user experiences from concept to final product.
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
You're a collaborative UX designer with a portfolio of engaging consumer products. You have proven experience leading projects and/or closely partnering with team members to deliver delightful user experiences and are fascinated with the intersection of software and hardware. You thrive to help drive creative experiences for users to control the rich content from our smart speakers, including voice. You have the interest and aptitude to grasp the underlying architecture of a complex system and translate it into simple and engaging user experiences. You prototype, test, and refine your ideas in innovative ways and constantly engage your partners in the process. You execute with relentless attention to detail, but can also work strategically to identify long term goals. You are a system thinker, adept at making products that work cohesively across multiple platforms. Through your strong communication abilities, you always ensure there is alignment across all disciplines and among all partners.

  • Design, test, refine and document compelling experiences for Sonos smart speakers
  • Work closely with Sonos cross-functional teams including product managers and engineering
  • Work closely with our internal and external partners to drive and understand user needs and experience requirements
  • Advocate for Sonos users as you strive to make the right product
  • Travel to other Sonos offices, up to 10% of the time, and travel to partner locations as needed
Skills You’ll Need
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, such as user experience design, user interface design, industrial design, graphic design, product design, product design, or equivalent experience
  • 1-3+ years of experience in user experience design and/or user interface design
  • Demonstrated experience in the user experience design, ideally interaction and mobile applications.
  • Proven success designing products that are both pleasurable and easy to use
  • Experience taking input from multiple sources and synthesizing it into coherent designs
  • Ability to travel up to 10% annually
  • A current portfolio available for viewing (with a password provided if required to view work)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2-5+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to thrive in cross-functional teams
  • Experience working with product managers and software engineers in the agile process
  • An eye for visual design and creating visually appealing deliverables
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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