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Senior Thermal Engineer

Company: Sonos
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

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 is an office-based role, approx 3 days/week in office, 2 days/remote, requiring close proximity to our Boston or Santa Barbara offices and is eligible for relocation allowance.
The Advanced Development Analysis Team at Sonos works to solve thermal, structural and materials related challenges in support of product design teams. We have fun working together on this fast paced, creative team to help Sonos reach the next level in product innovation. The Senior Thermal Engineer will collaborate with the Electrical, Mechanical, Radio, Antenna, Acoustics & Industrial Design teams in designing electromechanical systems for high volume mass production. You will have a high attention to detail, get excited about clever engineering designs, and are curious about why things work, or don't work and want to make amazing products.
What You'll Do:

  • As a senior technical contributor, you will be responsible for performing both thermal and structural analyses to support both NPI and sustaining initiatives.

  • Keep the program on track, which means ensuring the team is developing the right product, within all the established program boundaries (features, cost, schedule, quality)

  • Communicate when the program boundaries are violated, and then work diligently with the team to reconcile.

  • Solid "design-for-thermal" knowledge of general microelectronic components, structural materials, experiments, and consumer electronics

  • Be able to dissect complex thermal problems into fundamental principles.

  • Ability to plan and perform thermal characterization experiments on single parts and complete assemblies.

    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:

    • 8+ years experience in product development, including 5 years in advanced Thermal and/or Structural Engineering.

    • Bachelor's Degree, ME, EE or Physics.

    • Experienced with hardware development best practices in two or more of the following areas: thermodynamics, stress analysis, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, manufacturing, industrial design, prototypes, DFM, DFMEA, design of experiments.

    • Experienced with the following tools: Siemens NX, ANSYS Workbench Tools, LS Dyna, FLO-EFD and/or equivalent.

    • Able to organize design reviews and lead technical discussions.

    • Experience driving products into high-volume mass production with contract manufacturers.

    • Office- based role with flexibility to travel within the US and abroad based on need in the product development cycle.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Ability to work in a timely environment and make engineering decisions at a high/low level, sometimes with incomplete information

      • Mentor junior engineers.

      • Excellent oral and written communication and documentation skills.

      • Demonstrate the ability to interact with cross-functional team members, management and external vendors.

      • Familiarity with Acoustic design practices.

        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:
        $128,000 and $156,420
        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 & paid streaming music services on the Sonos platform

          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 ( . The pay transparency policy is available here ( . 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 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.
          We have always been focused on impact, not location, and the pandemic has taught us that even more roles can be performed remotely than we'd previously imagined. Having been distributed from the start, we've long since been accustomed to having close teammates in entirely different locations and time zones. Whether our people choose to work from an office or remotely, we remind ourselves that our culture is not our offices, it's us. It's the way we work together to create amazing products and services, and the way we find connection with one another. Learn more about how Sonos is approaching the new era of working here: The new way of working at Sonos: Intentional Flexibility (
          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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