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Staff Software Engineer

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

Software Engineering
Farmington Hills, MI, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

The Staff Software Engineer will be responsible for leading the design, development, and integration of components for an OEM implementations of a Sirius XM Radio. The main language used is C++ utilized in Linux and Android environments. The SDK that the team works on will be used by millions of vehicles on the road (BMW, Audi, FCA, GM, Subaru, etc).

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of being a lead contributor on embedded development teams - designing, implementing, and testing sophisticated software architectures and will have been directly responsible for architecting and developing software. This position requires a detail-oriented individual that is a self-starter who can work both independently and within a team environment. The ability to mentor senior software engineers is paramount to success of the candidate.

What You’ll Do

  • Translate product and business requirements and objectives into technical solutions and architectures which are applicable and appropriate for automotive applications to implement features and products with OEM customers.
  • Implement requirements in the form of technical applications and solutions for advanced features for Sirius XM service delivery, via both satellite and IP paths.
  • Lead feasibility analyses, program effort estimates, and assist in work planning in a collaborative agile environment with multiple teams.
  • Provide risk analysis, prioritization, and scheduling of outstanding change requests (bugs) and feature enhancements.
  • Develop methods to utilize various software development/debug tools and train others to utilize effectively.
  • Provide expert technical support to Sirius XM’s automotive partners in their design efforts and triage/troubleshoot difficult issues with them.
  • Provide regular and accurate reports to the Senior Director of Software Application Development and perform special projects, lab/field testing, and other duties as necessary.


What you’ll need:

  • A BSEE or BSCS or equivalent is required. MSEE or MSCS or equivalent preferred.
  • 10+ years of successful, relevant software development experience. Acceptable product areas include:
    • Automotive sound manufacturers (radio head units, telematics systems, navigation systems, etc.)
    • Android or iOS Apps
    • Mobile telephone systems
    • Satellite receivers
    • Automotive engine controllers
    • Instrument Clusters
    • Embedded software for Medical devices
    • Bluetooth and / or WiFi products
Requirements And General Skills

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized
  • Ability to project a professional image over the phone and in person
  • Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects

Technical Skills

  • Expertise in C++ development (C++ programming experience is required)
  • Expertise in object oriented methodologies, and system software design concepts
  • Experience in embedded software development for Android, QNX or Linux
  • Experience in participating in formal documentation and source code reviews, providing relevant and insightful feedback to team members
  • Experience with configuration management and defect tracking tools (GITHUB and JIRA)
  • Working knowledge of Inter-Process Communication
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages (Ruby, Python)
  • Working knowledge of XML, JSON, HTML
  • Working knowledge with REST HTTP protocols
  • Working knowledge of CI tools (Jenkins, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Java a major plus, including utilization of JNI.
  • Familiarity with IDEs and development/debugging tools

Candidate must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

  • R-2023-10-69