Senior Audio Software Engineer

Full time @Tarauli posted 6 months ago

Job Description

Title: Senior Audio Software Engineer

Location: MA-Boston

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.

Building the world’s leading sound experience starts with the experience we provide for our people. That’s why we’ve been distributed from the start: initially between offices in Boston & Santa Barbara, and now with additional offices in Seattle, San Francisco & Paris. This role can be done from anywhere in the United States- any of our offices, or remotely from home. It’s about impact, not location.

As an Audio Software Engineer specializing in highly scalable audio routing and multi zone functionality, you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and optimizing our new commercial processing platform. Your primary focus will be on creating solutions that enable flexible audio routing within and across multiple components. You will work closely with our multidisciplinary team of software engineers, hardware engineers, and audio experts to create robust and scalable solutions for our commercial product lines.

If you love sound, creating breakthrough new products, and solving challenging problems, Sonos wants to hear from you!

What You’ll Do

+ Design and implement a framework that enables a highly flexible and customizable audio signal processing flow which is scalable and can run on multiple HW platforms.

+ Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including user experience designers and other software developers, to integrate audio processing algorithms into the control surfaces for our products.

+ Optimize algorithms for real-time performance, ensuring efficient resource utilization on various platforms.

+ Conduct thorough testing and validation of the tools and features in partnership with quality assurance teams to ensure robust functionality and high-quality audio reproduction.

+ Create comprehensive documentation for implemented algorithms, ensuring clarity for both internal teams and end-users.

+ Stay informed about industry trends and emerging technologies in audio processing.

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

+ Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field.

+ 5+ years experience in real time audio signal processing and DSP algorithm implementation in Linux or Windows.

+ Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++, and experience with DSP development tools.

+ Familiarity with Audio APIs and frameworks such as ALSA, ASIO, JACK. FAUST.

+ Experience with Linux or Android OS Audio components.

+ Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Master’s degree in a related field.

+ Experience in rapid prototyping using Matlab, Simulink, Python, MAX/MSP or similar tools.

+ Experience with audio hardware and software integration.

+ Familiarity with audio standards and protocols.

+ Knowledge of real-time operating systems.

+ Experience in implementing Audio-Plugins (e.g. VST).

+ Experience with Java and RUST.


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 (\_EEO\_Supplement\_Final\_JRF\_QA\_508c.pdf) . 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.

Sonos is a sound experience company. We connect millions of listeners all around the world to the content they want, where and how they want it. Since inventing multiroom wireless audio in 2005, we have continuously innovated the listening experience, designing hardware and software that celebrates sound, empowers our customers, and brings the home to life. Our team is made up of passionate players united by a culture of respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership who want to inspire the world to listen better.

Having been distributed from the start, we’ve long since been accustomed to having close teammates in entirely different locations and time zones. We ground ourselves in these four principles while working as distributed teams:

Role Location: Some roles require an office while others may be done remotely. Leaders make this decision based on business rationale, role requirements and team needs.

Travel: Some work is better done in person. Teams should meet together in person at critical moments to move work forward.

Meeting Norms: We use our time to drive OKRs and run the business. We normalize asynchronous collaboration and focused work. We give feedback and help each other improve when norms are not followed.

Flexibility: Flexibility done well fuels impact, not hinders it. Teams flex to support one another and employees flex to deliver for the team or business. We flex both ways to drive impact.

Sonos takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting your personal data. To learn more, please review the Sonos Recruiting Privacy Notice ( . This Notice explains how we collect, use and protect your personal information in connection with our recruitment process.

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