Senior Software Development Engineer in Test, Audio




Multiple Locations

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.


    Position summary

    and user experience. If you love music, solving challenging problems, and doing things the right way every time, we would like to talk to you!

    This role is office-based

    This role can be done from our Boston, Santa Barbara, or Seattle offices with a hybrid working style of 3+ days in the office.

    What You'll Do

    • Understand the end-to-end audio pipeline and how to test

    • Collaborate with audio software teams to deliver features that are implemented, tested, and documented at the end of each sprint

    • Deliver efficient and thorough automated testing

    • Develop infrastructure for wireless testing of audio systems (e.g. synchronization and latency)

    • Investigate and triage bugs to determine root cause and establish prioritization

    • Shape test processes to ensure exceptional sound quality

    • Mentor and guide the work of junior engineers

    • Be a passionate advocate for software quality

    What You'll Need

    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.

    Basic Qualifications

    • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Acoustic Engineering

    • 5+ years of audio software test experience with strong background in DSP

    • Solid understanding of audio test and measurement methods

    • Solid understanding of time domain and frequency domain processing fundamentals

    • Experience measuring latency stackups within an audio pipeline or processing times in software stack

    • Experience with audio formats (e.g. Dolby Atmos, AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV) and metadata

    • Proficient in Python

    • Experience with Unix/Linux

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Sound engineering or audio background

    • Experience with GitHub and CI/CD

    • Experience with Jenkins

    • Loves music and is passionate about high quality sound

    • Experience coordinating with external testing partners on certification and regression testing

    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:

    $152,000 and $168,800

    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.