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The Opportunity

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 senior level Industrial Designer to join its high-performing, and collaborative Design Development team. The role of a Senior Designer in Design Development at Sonos requires balancing a deep sense of collaboration & communication, with an eye for design coherence, beautiful surface quality, finessed details, and a desire to deliver the ‘right product’ that brings the highest quality design directly to our listeners. This comes through working together with your colleagues in the Sonos Hardware Design team, Design Management, Engineering, and several other cross-functional teams in Sonos. In doing this, designers at Sonos are expected to embrace the company design team behaviors of Trust, Debate, and Accountability.



As a Senior Designer in Design Development, you are expected to collaborate with & support teammates in the design team to help deliver the highest quality design. Your core responsibility will be to create, refine, and manage the 3D design intent modeling, related specifications, & artwork throughout the Sonos Product Development Process.  These efforts begin in our early Creation Phase, and carry on through to the launch of a new product.  During this journey together with your teammates you will navigate through the development phases balancing both design & engineering needs in a way that honors the intended design.  In later phases you will be responsible for the leadership of the industrial design for the project to see it through to a successful launch.  Your role, however, is not limited to this. You should also be ready to contribute to early design team concept exploration sprints, visualizations, & presentations, and be willing to mentor younger designers if needed.  You will also be involved in defining, refining, & implementing best practices & process in design, and with partner teams in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Program Management. The aim of this is to maintain design quality throughout the product development process. Design Development is committed to delivering design for public launch that clearly captures the ideals of the design intent.

  •  Apply your 3D modeling expertise and skills to help create, refine, and communicate great design solutions that uphold or improve the industrial design intent.
  •  Work across multiple programs to support the resolution of design intent from front-end exploration through detailed development.
  •  Be involved in defining, refining, and implementing best practices & process within design, and with partner teams in Engineering & Manufacturing.
  • Interpret design intent in a way that expresses a high level of understanding of form, function, visual composition, and conceptual integrity.
  • Contribute to early concept exploration, visualization, and presentations when needed.
  • Ensure design data is well organized, maintained, tracked, and made easily accessible to team members
  • Be willing to mentor newer/younger designers if needed



Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. If you don’t have 100% of the skills listed, we strongly encourage you to apply if interested.


Basic qualifications

  •  A BA or BS in Industrial Design or a BS in Mechanical Engineering, or other related Bachelor's Degree OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 8-10 years of related professional experience in a corporate or consulting design team environment.
  • Experience in designing, developing, and shipping retail products for worldwide markets, with a preferred focus in the area of consumer electronics & domestic appliances.
  • Expert level knowledge and skills in a 3D modeling software package(s).  Examples: Siemens NX, Catia, SolidWorks, Rhino, Alias, and etc.  Understanding of parametric modeling techniques is preferred.
  • Proven ability to develop & resolve design concepts through sketches, mock-ups, & models; from 3D prints to full appearance models to early prototypes.
  • Ability to create and evolve 3D design models, and data that achieve the highest level of design quality, and can be easily used & referenced by both other design team members, and the various engineering & other cross-functional teams involved.
  • Experience interacting and effectively communicating with internal partners & 3rd party vendors throughout the design development process


Preferred qualifications

  • Able to create compelling visualizations using 3D rendering software such as KeyShot or similar.
  • Expert level knowledge and skills with Siemens NX, and Windchill (or other PLM software)
  • Proficient in the use of 2D design software such as Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proficient understanding, and interest in general CMF development, and of current materials, manufacturing, & finishing processes and trends for consumer electronics
  • Ability to maintain aesthetic sensitivity from concept to manufacture without losing the spirit of the original design intent
  • Demonstrated ability to translate trends and culture into compelling products.
  • Experience in designing smart audio products.
  • If not already proficient at it, demonstrate a willingness to learn Siemens NX as the primary 3D modeling tool while at Sonos



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:


$150,000 and $182,820


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 & paid streaming music services on the Sonos platform


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