Staff Software Engineer

    • SiriusXM
  • Irving, TX
  • Posted 56 days ago | Updated 9 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Digital marketing
Digital audio
Software development
Product development
Functional requirements
Conceptual design
Software implementation
Embedded systems
Attention to detail
Programming languages
React Native
Operating systems
System requirements
Message queues
Distributed computing
Systems architecture
IT management
Public speaking
WebAssembly (Wasm)
Amazon Web Services
Continuous integration
Continuous delivery
iOS development
Security-Enhanced Linux

Job Details

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.

SiriusXMis 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:

As a member of the software development team which implements end-to-end solutions for automotive IP and satellite features for SiriusXM family of services for use in Automotive, Marine and Aviation systems. Participate in software development and support efforts for software architectures, analysis of alternate implementations/techniques, design, implementation, documentation, and assisting our customers integrating our technology into their systems. SW tools and products with both Satellite and IP connectivity. Provide clear communications and accountability within and between teams and enable the teams to overcome obstacles. Be the champion of new features and of execution excellence in achieving it.

What you'll do:
  • Assist in development for advanced features, architectures, and platforms for end-to-end solutions for the implementation of SiriusXM receiver products and technology used in automotive infotainment systems and head units.
  • Participate with entire engineering process from concept through release to create new features in an agile process.
  • Collaborate with SiriusXM receiver manufacturer partners to resolve outstanding user interface software issues during the product development process
  • Participate in SW estimates and scoping by identifying increasingly refined work and cost estimates through the decision making and implementation process
  • Author software components, insuring they meet functional and quality requirements.
  • Participate with the design top level interactions between components.
  • Including functional requirements for each component within the overall design.
  • Understanding requirements for features and contracts between components.
  • Support and resolve encountered design and implementation issues over the entire development process from conceptual design through implementation and release.
  • Participate in reviews sessions for new user interfaces, features and software implementation designs with the software team and other stakeholders
  • Support the development and integration of all feature components.
    • Participate in detailed designs.
    • Diagnose and resolve escalated issues.
    • Find/analyze gaps and improvements in current implementations and Architectures

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 need:
  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering, SW Engineering or equivalent experience required. MS Engineering is desired in SW engineering.
  • 8-12 years' experience, primarily in software development projects.
  • Experience in a variety of programming languages/frameworks across the stack including Rust, WASM, Javascript, Java, Kotlin, React Native, Flutter.
  • Experience with Vega OS (Amazon) is preferred.
  • Experience with C++ is preferred.
  • Experience with advanced software development environments (IDE, compilers, operating systems, source management tools, CI/CD, and test tools).
  • Familiarity with embedded, real-time software with the ability to clearly articulate complex system requirements, and design considerations.
  • Experience in developing Proof of Concepts for viable financial impact to new and existing production intent using the variety of skills and past knowledge the candidate possesses.
  • Experience / working knowledge in leading design and end user services in one or more of these areas:
    • Diverse platforms and programming languages which are used on those platforms including; Web, Mobile Services (Android, iOS), SELinux.
    • Consumer or Automotive audio and infotainment products (radio head units, navigation systems, MP3 connectivity, CD players, telematics systems, etc.)
    • Digital communications
    • Client/server communications (e.g. PC/device)
    • Internet Protocol products and technology
    • IPC Mechanisms - Sockets, Message Queues, Shared Memory, etc.
    • Secure architecture practices and the understanding of security threats and associated tools and best practices to identify and prevent these threats in regard to the automotive clients using SELinux or AAOS.
    • Strong familiarity with various service discover protocols within a distributed system architecture (e.g. IoT or a plurality of embedded clients working in concert with a backend server)
    • Minimizing distributive business logic at the edges of the system architecture that would realize more efficient roll out of new services.
    • Working knowledge of best practices to deliver a low latent defect product capable of operating in an automotive production environment without updating over 15 years of operation.

  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment, coordinating activities of multiple teams in multiple sites not under direct management control
  • Provide technical leadership for a unique diverse matrixed organization for each feature.
  • Drive the feature team to solve technical and schedule problems in cooperation with the feature owner.
  • Communicate, evangelize, and foster participation with team members across multiple organizations, especially for larger, higher priority and bolder projects.
  • Recommend technical, process, and organizational approaches and changes to improve culture, features, technology and implementation across all engineering.
  • Foster collaboration and a free and open flow of information across all organizations.
  • Drive to take initiative and to follow through on projects.
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Automotive Development Life Cycles a plus
  • Experience with embedded architectures and resource constrained systems

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.