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Sonos Product Creation Leader 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 is a hybrid role, a combination of office based and remote from home, requiring travel to our Boston or Santa Barbara offices and abroad to our contract manufacturers as needed. It’s about impact, not location.

The Product Creation Leader (PCL) is a critical role within Sonos. As a PCL, you will guide the efforts of Sonos’ extensive cross-functional development teams as they create our future smart speaker and award-winning products. The PCL’s lead the development teams from product concept, to product architecture, prototyping, and through to mass production.

The PCL’s are the technical owners of a new product and serve as the technical representative of the development team to the rest of the company. They guide, align and communicate team decisions, mitigate risks, and drive technical issues to resolution.

What You’ll Do:

  • As a technical leader, you will be responsible for the development team bringing new products to market.

  • Foster a high performing cross-functional PD team through charismatic and energetic leadership

  • Keep the team on track, which means ensuring they are developing the right product, within all the established program boundaries (features, cost, schedule, quality, etc.)

  • Communicate when the program boundaries are violated, and then work diligently with the team to reconcile.

  • Responsible for regular reporting on the status of your program, and ensuring that the team is fully aligned with the current direction and goals.

What You’ll Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience in consumer hardware product development

  • Demonstrated success leading multi-disciplinary technical development teams

  • Experience driving products into high-volume mass production with Asian contract manufacturers

  • Deep knowledge of hardware development best practices in two or more of the following areas:

  • Digital and analog electronics, radio and antenna design, mechanical engineering, transducer and acoustic system engineering, embedded firmware development, video processing, and industrial design

  • Willingness to travel within the US and Asia (sometimes with little notice) based on need in the product development cycle.

  • BSEE, ME or Physics

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion for creating world-class products

  • Energy, enthusiasm and a relentless sense of ownership for the success of a project

  • Experienced in creating and fostering great chemistry for high performing teams

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working with distributed teams


    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.

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