Technical Operations Specialist

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Date: May 13, 2023

Location: Burbank, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits, not to mention a Flex Work approach that is truly flexible to support where, when, and how you do your best work.


Dolby’s consumer entertainment and cinema businesses are bringing Dolby’s breakthrough technologies, powering the world’s top movies, TV shows, music, games, and live sports to more places around the world across a wider range of consumer experiences and devices.


Dolby’s Technical Operations Group promotes and provides services to support Dolby’s content formats.  This includes the creation of content in-house and assisting the industry to establish efficient workflows to create and distribute Dolby enabled content.  Dolby also operates two Los Angeles area screening rooms where filmmakers and industry professionals can create and showcase their work. This role primarily works SWING SHIFT (3PM-11PM) hours.




Screening Rooms/Labs

  • Operate screening rooms for various playback rentals, events, QCs, mixes and tests.
  • Interact with clients for technical guidance as it relates to their use of the rooms.
  • Operate color grading and audio mixing equipment. (Baselight, Resolve, ProTools, etc.)
  • Assist in the maintenance of the technical infrastructure to ensure minimum of downtime and efficient running of systems. Liaise with suppliers and support service providers as required.


Mastering and Distribution

  • Encode and package Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos theatrical content
  • QCs of content
  • Replicate and deliver finished content via physical or electronic means
  • Provide KDM generation and delivery as required


System Programming

  • Using standard industry software, provide and maintain programming for various A/V and control systems. (Crestron, Audio Architect, etc.)


Customer Support

  • Carry out playback support for content which Dolby has created, or in which Dolby has a vested interest for successful playback


Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties as required by management






  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant audio/video industry experience.
  • Expertise in audio/video hardware & software systems is essential.
  • A technical understanding of Digital Cinema and accompanying workflows is important.



  • Good communication skills with both internal and external contacts is essential.



  • During high volume workload periods, the role will require the ability to work under pressure to meet demanding deadlines and manage workflows accordingly.


Personal Attributes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to have attention to detail, including when working under pressure.
  • Able to manage workload within specified deadlines.



  • The primary work hours for this role are 3PM-11PM Monday to Friday but flexibility will be needed for various daytime and weekend coverage.
  • On occasions overtime may be required in order to meet deadlines.





The Burbank base salary range for this full-time position is $82,600 - $99,200 plus bonus, equity, and benefits, and can vary if outside of this location. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, competencies, experience, market demands, internal parity, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range and perks and benefits for your location during the hiring process.


Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles