Audio Systems Engineer




Boston, MA

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    Position summary

    . The Audio Platform Engineering team is a specialized group developing audio systems that utilize all Sonos devices in applications such as home theater, spatial audio, residential music, and commercial applications. The team drives the development of new sound experiences by defining new audio features, technology, techniques, and audio system architectures.

    The engineer in this role will design and execute experiments for evaluation of audio systems performance in the form of measurements, subjective evaluation, technology/feature development, and reporting this work and results to other teams within the organization. Responsibilities will include systems tunings exploration, loudspeaker and systems prototyping, systems DSP flow/layout design and management, and state of the art audio lab management.

    Sonos is expanding in the professional and commercial markets and this role is focused on these applications. This exciting opportunity will deliver new sound experiences to the world!

    What You'll Need

    Basic Qualifications

    • A BS in audio engineering, acoustics, electrical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, or an equivalent discipline

    • 2-5 years of experience in professional audio system/product design and integration

    • Experience and hands-on knowledge of audio system set-up and evaluation

    • Experience with acoustic analysis tools such as: Smaart, SysTune, CLIO, or similar

    • Qualified applicants must be able to work from our Boston office for an average of 3+ days per week in a state of the art audio laboratory

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated ability to develop audio system DSP including professional open architecture platforms (Q-sys, Soundweb, Sigma Studio,etc.) as well as more custom code based platforms

    • Experience and knowledge of system acoustics including: loudspeaker/loudspeaker interaction, loudspeaker/room interaction, room acoustics

    • Experience with sound system tuning or audio production and mixing

    • Experience with simulation tools such as EASE, MatLab, COMSOL, etc. to model and predict audio system performance

    • Decisive, action-oriented team player who learns quickly, drives innovation, and takes ownership of open issues

    • Personal passion for sound experiences from all forms of media

    Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. If you don't have 100% of the skills listed, we strongly encourage you to apply if interested.

    Visa Sponsorship: Sonos is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this role at this time. We ask that applicants be authorized to work for any US employer, both now and in the future.


    At Sonos we consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, which may lead individual compensation to vary depending on job related qualifications, skills, and experience. All full time employees are eligible for merit increases, discretionary bonuses, and equity. Our job postings may span more than one career level and the base pay range may be modified in the future based on changing market conditions. The starting base pay for this role for all US candidates is between:

    $93,000 and $103,800

    Please note that compensation details listed in US job postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

    We also offer a comprehensive benefits program with choice and flexibility in mind to help support the health, wealth, and overall well-being of our employees. Regular full time employees in the US are eligible for benefits on day one, including:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

    • A 401(k) plan with company matching and immediate vesting

    • An Open Time Off policy (OTO) so you have maximum opportunity to disconnect and recharge, with no tenure-based vacation accruals required

    • 80 hours of sick time upon hire, refreshed annually

    • Up to 12 paid holidays per calendar year

    • 12 weeks of paid Bonding Leave following the birth or adoption of a new child, plus up to an additional 12 weeks of Medical Leave for birthing parents under our Short Term Disability policy

    • Company-paid Disability, Life, and AD&D Insurance

    • Voluntary benefits, including Voluntary Life, AD&D, Accident, and Pet Insurance

    • Mental health benefits to support your holistic well-being

    • A generous employee discount program & Sonos Radio HD - on us!

    For a holistic overview of our benefits, please visit .

    Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

    Your profile will be reviewed and you'll hear from us once we have an update. At Sonos we take the time to hire right and appreciate your patience.

    Notice to U.S. Job Applicants: Sonos is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

    Follow the links to review the EEO is the Law poster and its supplement . Sonos is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

    Why you should apply for a job to Sonos:

  • 4.3/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.