• Location
    • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 20, 2021
  • Function
  • Engineering Hardware
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

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 person works side-by-side with engineers in developing some of the highest quality, best sounding, and most advanced audio products on the market. This individual provides hands-on technical support, solves technical problems, runs a variety of tests, and helps maintain the lab equipment and supplies, all the while continuing to advance their knowledge and skills in the lab.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide electronic rework services as required by engineering customers. This could consist of swapping out components, adapting designs to work with components which are not part of original design e.g. dead-bugging, adding test harness/debug cables.
  • Debug of non-functioning electronic hardware. This could be on a design as yet unproven ie you could be debugging design and manufacturing issues. This could include debugging network interface problems and using linux shell scripts to run tests.
  • Assist engineers and other internal customers by performing various test plans and procedures to verify electrical and mechanical product integrity and durability. Assist engineering customers in the interpretation of test results. Improve test methodologies as you learn on the job.
  • Oversee and maintain lab equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Continue to improve skills and knowledge by doing on the job training with senior team members, or occasionally by taking online or outside training courses.

What You’ll Need:

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience in hardware design, support, or production environment, or at least a 2 year degree in a relevant field.
  • Ability to do hands on electrical engineering work (e.g. rework, soldering (0201 and larger), assembly, and disassembly).
  • Basic knowledge of electrical concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power, etc. and basic troubleshooting and debugging skills.
  • Basic familiarity with test equipment such as multimeters (DMM’s), oscilloscopes, power supplies, etc.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and circuit board layout files.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years as an Electronic or Engineering Lab Technician and Associate Degree in EE.
  • IPC soldering certification (current or expired).
  • Ability to read and interpret PCBA board (.brd) files.
  • Solid understanding of electrical circuits.
  • Ability to read a typical Electrical Engineering test plan and execute it (e.g. signal integrity testing) and independently evaluate pass/fail criteria.
  • Familiarity with Linux, and scripting languages for automated testing, such as Perl and Python.