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Sonos Senior Embedded SW Engineer - Audio in Boston, Massachusetts

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do the best work of their lives.

This role of an audio embedded SW engineer within the CoreOS Audio Processing team is to design, develop, test and solve issues related to audio processing software executing within a larger multi-core, multi-threaded operating system typically running on Linux based SoC (system on chip) devices. The focus of this role will be in the coding, decoding and processing of multichannel hi-def audio streams.

Core Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science/ Electrical/ Electronic engineering

  • 4+ Years experience designing, writing and debugging signal processing software on embedded systems

  • Experience using Linux as a development platform

  • Experience with SoC devices executing audio processing within a multi-threaded embedded OS

  • Experience writing modular software using modern design principles

    The role requires in depth understanding of the following core areas:

  • Embedded system programming in C+

  • Embedded Linux or RTOS based systems

  • Understanding of digital signal processing fundamentals such as sampling, dynamic range, digital filtering, fixed point vs floating point, optimizations of inner loops.

  • Structured software development and design using C+

  • Defining high level APIs and versed in modern programming standards

  • Knowledge of audio formats such as MP3,HE-AAC, Opus, FLAC, ALAC

  • Multichannel audio home theater formats such as Dolby, Dolby Atmos, DTS

    The role would entail the following tasks:

  • Decomposing problems into logical components that can be cleanly implemented and efficiently executed in software on multiple platforms

  • Implementation of DSP processing chains to support audio systems engineers in the realization of complex audio processing algorithms

  • Working within the New Product Introduction (NPI) process to provide SW support to cross functional teams

  • Determining the scope of effort required to execute work streams that would feed into larger cross functional programs

  • Working across multiple teams to understand touchpoints, milestones and areas that could become blocking issues

  • Providing summarized technical readouts to management teams responsible for project management

  • Interfacing with R&D teams to define ways in which to migrate new technologies into products.

  • Working closely with Acoustic Engineers to efficiently solve hardware level problems in software


    We consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, which may cause compensation to vary depending on your skills, experience and qualifications. This job is also eligible for discretionary bonuses as well as an opportunity to become a Sonos shareholder because all full time employees are eligible for stock grants. The minimum base pay may be modified in the future based on changing market conditions. The starting minimum base pay for this role is:


We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including open time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and other benefits subject to eligibility requirements.

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.

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