Senior Software Test Manager – Applications
Sonos - Santa Barbara, CA

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We're a global team looking for the best talent - no matter where they are. This job has the option of working from either our Cambridge, MA or Santa Barbara, CA office. For the right individual, Sonos will offer relocation reimbursement to either office.

Job Title: Senior Software Test Manager – Applications
Location: Cambridge, MA or Santa Barbara, CA
Reports to: Senior Director of SW Test Engineering
Status: Full time

At Sonos, we are passionate about creating and delivering the finest HiFi audio systems in the world to our customers. Our products stream all the music on earth, in every room, wirelessly, and you control it all from the palm of your hand. It’s easy to use, but keeping things simple and bug free is hard work. The problems are complex and the solutions must be elegant.
Sonos needs high-energy, innovative leaders to help fuel our rocketing success. We are setting new standards for the audio industry and reshaping the way consumers engage with music. As the Senior Software Test Manager for Applications, you will grow and lead a team of professionals dedicated to testing our end-user applications. This will require collaboration with your partners in Dev and Test to establish the test vision, strategies and tactics, including automation at the API and UI levels. In addition, you will work with a team of industry-leading innovators across fields such as acoustics, mechanical engineering, software, hardware, RF, and user experience. If you love music, solving challenging problems and delivering high-quality products, we want to talk with you!

Continue to build the applications test team. Provide leadership to achieve and support high performance. Knit together geographically-separated groups into a cohesive team.
Collaborate with Scrum Masters and other leaders to ensure that scrum teams have the right number of testing resources now and in the future. Establish a long-term workforce plan.
Work with your partners in Dev and Test to create the long-term vision and strategies for application testing, along with the implementation details and tactics. Gain buy-in and support from stakeholders and the teams. Evolve the vision, strategies and tactics over time to adapt to change.
Determine effective, scalable methods for test automation at both the API and UI levels. Define the frameworks and tools required to support these methods and drive their implementation.
Ensure that application testing supports the delivery of high quality products on time to our customers according to our product roadmap.
Monitor the team’s daily testing activities; when necessary, pick up testing tasks to help reach goals. Stay connected with the work of your team.
Mentor team members in testing skills and leadership responsibilities. Help guide their professional development and grow their careers.

At least five years of management experience in Software Test/SQA, with seven years overall experience in a software application development environment
BS/BA in Computer Science or Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
Solid understanding of IP networking; basic understanding of WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n) preferred but not required
Experience testing applications on Windows, Mac, iOS and/or Android operating systems
Knowledge of test automation principles, with scripting/programming experience in Python, Java, or UI automation tools.Prefer experience with automated application testing on mobile platforms.
Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Experience working in a Scrum/Agile environment preferred but not required

More about Sonos:

In 2002, we set out with a goal – to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our vision was simple - fill every home with music and make listening a valued experience again. We’re making it easy for everybody to listen to the music they love in every room of their home. To hear the songs they love, to discover new music they never knew existed, and to appreciate it all with the highest sound quality.

We’re doing it all over the world – In more than 60 countries, in seven languages through thousands of retailers. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve the experience – with new products, new software and continually investing in ways to provide our customers the best experience possible. We’re doing what we set out to do. Changing the way people listen to music – one home at a time.

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