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Sonos Embedded Systems Product Owner, Portables in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Sonos is seeking a Product Owner to join the newly formed Portables Category, Embedded Systems Team. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the software development of new products and features by enacting the vision and direction defined in the product roadmap. As a subject-matter expert, you will use your technical knowledge to bridge the gap between product management and technical engineers by translating customer requirements to system requirements and setting technical direction. You will collaborate closely with product managers, product creation leads, user experience designers, software developers, external vendors, and other stakeholders across the organization to deliver on the product vision.

This role is a hybrid position

Some roles require an office while others may be done remotely. This position is considered hybrid, allowing for a combination of remote work and in-office collaboration. Qualified applicants must live within commuting distance of our Boston or San Francisco office locations.


What You’ll Do:

  • Participate in category roadmap discovery and planning meetings with category leadership and Product Managers.

  • Translate customer vision and requirements to system requirements, epics, and user stories for implementation by engineering teams.

  • Support the team in delivering value as the person who holds and communicates the full technical vision of a project, establishes milestones, develops and prioritizes the team backlog

  • Know how and when to ship quality products and features. Work with engineering teams to keep programs moving forward using both qualitative and quantitative metrics to advance programs through the shipping cycle.

  • Demonstrate a relentless sense of ownership for the success of a program.

  • Act as the liaison between the cross-functional teams

What You’ll Need:

Basic Qualifications

  • BS or MS in EE, CS, CE, Mathematics, or related discipline

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in embedded software development and leading high-performing teams

  • Solid understanding of Bluetooth and/or WiFi fundamentals including Bluetooth Classic, Low Energy, LE audio, and WiFi/BT coexistence methods

  • Track record of shipping reliable, extensible, and maintainable software programs using multiple development methodologies.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience articulating technical concepts in cross-functional teams

  • Ability to work with people with different cultures and backgrounds in different locations and time zones

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with embedded Linux and real-time operating systems

  • Embedded hardware design experience to understand constraints and challenges

  • Exposure to acoustics

  • Understanding of digital signal processing fundamentals such as sampling, dynamic range, digital filtering, fixed point vs floating point, optimizations of inner loops

  • Demonstrated experience in audio and speech processing

  • Experience in product development across multi-disciplinary technical teams using strong problem-solving skills.

  • Capacity to communicate technical concepts, risks, and interdependent requirements clearly and effectively at all levels and translate them into actionable plans.

  • Ability to quickly translate customer requirements into concrete software system functionality.

  • Working knowledge of branch/merge strategies and code management.

  • Experience with consumer hardware development and organizational exposure to mass production.

    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:

$143,000 and $159,100

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 ( . 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.

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.

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