Principal UX Designer, Physical Product
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: September 9, 2020
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, youll 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 to the best work of their lives.
Sonos is looking for a Principal UX Designer to join our Core
Platform UX team. In this role, you will work as a critical part of
the team that delivers a secure, connected and immersive sound
platform to enable innovative listening experiences on Sonos
Hardware. Driving and executing against the roadmap and company
strategy, you will work closely with partners across hardware and
software to bring new products and sound experiences to market.*
Embrace the system: Go deep to understand the technical landscape
of the Sonos system and identify opportunities to deliver the best
experience possible in leveraging and extending the Sonos platform
while aligning with critical strategic objectives.
- Partner and organize: Partner within UX and across hardware and
software disciplines to identify what work should be done when and
why; supporting existing processes in place, adapting to the needs
of a particular program, and innovating on new ways for all of us
to work more effectively and achieve great outcomes.
- Lead: As a senior member of the team, you will lead by example
when it comes to collaboration, organization, innovation and
connecting the dots between a single program and the broader Sonos
experience. Your experience will position you to lead large,
complex programs which may or may not have other UX designers
involved in the day to day. You have the ability to drive a complex
program on your own, and the experience to lead other designers
when the opportunity exists.
- You will engage early and upstream in program incubations,
where you will navigate program and experience ambiguity to
identify critical experience opportunities and craft a vision for
the path forward. You will be able to articulate, visualize, and
share this experience vision with program and company
- You will work creatively and collaboratively in honing the
vision and detail for product experiences, identifying solutions
that embrace the complexity that exists at the intersection of
hardware and software. You will experiment, prototype, test and
refine ideas that support that vision and the broader experience
goals of Sonos.
- You will embrace and drive all of the nitty gritty details that
are needed to bring a program and product experience to market and
will be expected to partner across a wide set of teams in hardware
and software to make it happen.
- As a senior member of the team, you will contribute
meaningfully to the culture of UX at Sonos, bringing experience,
inspiration, and invigoration to a team that is in the business of
doing big things.* You have designed, shipped, and matured complex
product experiences that are both pleasurable and easy to
- You have experience owning large, complex, and often
- Bachelors degree in a related discipline, such as user
experience design, industrial design, HCI, user interface design,
- 12+ years of experience in user experience design, preferably
with at least some in the IoT or software for hardware
- Deep experience working with software engineers in the Agile
process and delivering the detailed specification work needed for
complex experiences that balance technical limitations and
- Experience and appetite to engage with the tools needed to get
the job done, including Figma, Sketch, Zeplin, Abstract, Framer,
Flinto, JIRA and Confluence.
- Appetite for finding new ways to prototype hardware and
software experiences to get at the crux of key problems, mitigate
risk, and identify the best experience possible early within a
- A current portfolio available for viewing demonstrating the
detailed work needed to ship products.
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