Software Creative Technologist
Company: Sonos Inc
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: April 13, 2019
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SOFTWARE CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST
Location: Santa Barbara
Req#: 5037 At Sonos we are passionate about inspiring the world to
listen better. Whether it s a new release on Spotify, the latest
edition of the Daily, or that award winning series on Netflix, we
believe that when people listen better they live better. We strive
to bring that mission to life by providing our customers with a
best-in-class experience. Experience Planning plays a key role in
this work, conducting investigations that progress our experience
and differentiate Sonos products and services. If you are a
passionate explorer with a desire to change the status quo, read
Creative Technologists are a key component of our Experience
Planning (XP) team. The Sonos XP team sits between the Hardware and
Software organizations and investigates questions of high ambiguity
and subjectivity that impact the Sonos experience. XP pursues its
work across four lenses: Opportunity, Technology, User Behavior &
Design. Each Lens is supported by a functional discipline:
Portfolio Planning brings a product management perspective to
Market Opportunities, Creative Technologists bring an engineering
perspective to emerging and enabling technologies, User Research
brings a user perspective, and Experience Design (XD) applies
research and design perspectives to understanding and designing for
The Creative Technologist is an equal partner to their counterparts
who sit in Planning, User Research, and Design within Experience
Planning. The Creative Technologist collaborates with the Planning
function to assess current and developing technologies that have
implications on our core business. Simultaneously, the Creative
technologist works closely with User Research & Design functions to
scope, build, and test functional prototypes with users.
You want to be part of a team.
You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look
forward to collaborating with a diverse team of talent. You assume
everyone s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace
differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency
tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a
culture of respect and inclusion.
You enjoy a challenge.
Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity.
You re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn
from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the
future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over
You love to listen.
You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to
understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You re
passionate about culture and know the power that music, film,
podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.
What You ll Do
* Provide thought leadership that educates Experience Planning
partners with regard to technical considerations that support or
inform the group s work.
* Scope and build prototypes and proof points that allow the XP
team to vet proposals and feasibility with users.
* Work in partnership with the Creative Technologist/HW to help XP
understand the technical implications of their work.
* Partner with Experience Design in developing new experiences,
helping them assess the feasibility of creative ideas and identify
technical challenges that should/may need to be overcome to achieve
* Partner with the Planning function in XP, advising them on
emergent technologies within the market.
* Act as a bridge to the development organization within Sonos;
connecting XP and its projects to relevant areas of expertise
within the organization and informing product and technology
roadmaps toward future experiences.
* Draw upon previous experience to identify pertinent trends and
developments in the industry that are relevant to the work of
* Utilize creative problem-solving skills and new technologies to
make the impossible possible when it comes to interactive
* Research technical documentation, APIs, integration with 3rd
party technologies etc. when such knowledge is needed to confirm
project requirements, expectations and specific details.
Skills You ll Need
* Understand complex technical documentation, APIs, integration
with 3rd party technologies both current and emerging.
* Adept at software development in numerous languages/platforms,
able to use the technology fitting to the problem, especially those
intersecting with hardware/embedded development.
* Expertise in front-end frameworks, libraries for mobile & web,
and a passion for exploring emerging technologies.
* Had experience launching projects that demonstrate strategic,
conceptual and creative thinking.
* Comfort assessing the general impact of new technologies without
exhaustive research, without personal bias.
* Capable of learning and assessing new/emerging platforms and
frameworks that support interactions relevant to the work of XP
* Ability to collaborate closely with designers, product planners,
and other partners to deliver new world class products.
* Expert organization skills and the ability to work on a variety
of priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
More About Sonos
Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom
wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people
listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want,
where they want, how they want.
Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new
technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our
software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while
participating in a culture that values respect, transparency,
collaboration, and ownership.
Together we re working to positively impact the world and inspire
everyone to listen better because listening brings people together,
builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.
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