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Sonos Principal Software Engineer- Android 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.

This role can be done from home

Building the world's leading sound experience starts with the experience we provide for our people. That's why we've been distributed from the start: initially between offices in Boston & Santa Barbara, and now with additional offices in Seattle, San Francisco & Paris. This role can be done from anywhere in the United States or Canada - any of our offices, or remotely from home. It's about impact, not location.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for the software that our customers interact with every day. You will create new app based experiences that will drive user engagement for the new and upcoming Sonos products. You will work on our Android app on a multidisciplinary, agile team.

If you love music, solving ambitious software problems, and doing things the right way every time, we'd like to talk to you!

What You'll Do

  • Implement proof of concepts and provide engineering estimates for the long-term roadmap.

  • Create technical designs for features in the Sonos iOS and Android apps.

  • Implement features in the Sonos Android app.

  • Maintain relationships across organizational boundaries to facilitate collaboration.

  • Collaborate with software engineers, PM, QA and UX to design within and outside the Consumer organization and deliver unique, innovative new features that delight our customers.

  • Lead the documentation and data aggregation best practices within the team

  • Participate in the team process, using Agile methodologies to adapt and continuously improve.

  • Mentor your teammates in best practices for developing software.

    What You'll Need

Basic Qualifications:

  • You have experience programming in Kotlin & Java.

  • You have contributed to an app that is available in the Google Play Store.

  • You have experience working with REST APIs

  • You are skilled at investigating issues and solving problems.

  • You are experienced with performance tuning mobile applications.

  • You have experience with common source code control systems (e.g. git).

  • Your written and verbal communication skills are strong.

  • You have a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline OR relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You may have experience building audio streaming applications.

  • You may have designed highly performant APIs.

  • You may have experience with iOS development, C++ or Web Development.

  • You may have exposure to Cloud or Firmware Development.

  • You may be knowledgeable in asynchronous development, networking, or Bluetooth.

  • You may have leadership experience.


    We 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:


We 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 EEO is the Law poster ( and its supplement ( . The pay transparency policy is available here ( . 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.