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Software Quality Lead- New Product Category

Company: Sonos LLC
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: March 16, 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.We are looking for a talented individual to start up the discipline of Software Quality for a new family of products. You will be responsible for getting hands-on with brand new hardware+software, and begin by driving progress toward an internal prototype that is sufficiently usable and stable for our employees to try in their homes. - You will then plan Sonos's overall approach to software quality assurance for the new product category, and help understand the composition of the team required to deliver upon our promise. The team will grow over time, offering opportunities for career advancement.Quality CultureAt Sonos, we respect and value the discipline of Software Quality. - You will have a seat at the table as we make key architectural decisions for a new category of products, and we will listen to what you tell us is required to make the software testable. Software Quality is part of a collaborative effort that works alongside hardware verification, user research, privacy + security, and beta programs to ensure Sonos products work in the field as well as they do in our lab. - -Role LocationThis role requires hands-on testing of early prototype hardware and AV equipment. Eligible candidates should be commutable to our Boston or Santa Barbara office, open to Sonos provided relocation support, or have a home lab set-up.What You'll Do

  • Work with Engineering, Product Management, Design, and Executive Leadership to learn about what we intend to deliver. - Understand best practices for testing similar products.
  • Get hands on with the new hardware and software, and verify that our internal prototype is ready for "dogfooding" with employees and early adopters.
  • Create the test plan for the next development phases. - Determine the logs and diagnostics we need to collect to find software bugs and render them reproducible. Identify specialized expertise we will add to the team.
  • Participate in user research to hear directly from customers experiencing the product for the first time, making you a better internal champion for their needs.
  • Launch a new product category for Sonos that many of your friends and family will use in their homes and workplaces, on a team that has a clear mission and listens to your input.What You'll NeedBasic Qualifications
    • 5-10 years of professional experience in software quality assurance. - We are looking for an individual contributor ready to take their next career step.
    • Hands-on experience with Linux, Android, and iOS.
    • A broad understanding of techniques used to test modern software, and strong intuition about what is appropriate at different levels of software maturity.
    • An ability to deliver immediate value as an individual contributor, while setting us up for the future. A sense of what team is required at each stage as new software reaches maturity. -
    • An understanding of software test schedules and the insight to be able to assign appropriate work to members of a team.
    • Experience building software that distinguishes itself through the quality of its user experience AND/OR experience testing a system whose reliability and performance is critical to its success. -
    • An eye for software test talent and attracting other high performing testers. -
    • Experience with commercial software development practices (bug databases, source control, release management discipline, continuous integration, logging and telemetry, bug triage, etc). -
    • Exceptional debugging skills and a willingness to delve into and learn new areas. -Preferred Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or similar technical field.
      • Experience testing client-server applications.
      • Experience debugging new software in parallel with new hardware that runs it. -
      • Familiarity with computer graphics-related software (development frameworks such as SwiftUI or Jetpack Compose, AV codecs and AV formats, HDMI, etc)#LI-RemoteWe 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: -$185,000We 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.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 and its . The pay transparency policy is available . 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.

Keywords: Sonos LLC, Santa Barbara , Software Quality Lead- New Product Category, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Barbara, California

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